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January 2023

Stampede Registration is open!

Race day is March 4, 2023

STAMPEDE IS COMING! Our annual 5k run, 3k walk, and Kids Fun Run (¼ mile for children 10 and under) is March 4, 2023! Race, run, or walk through historic Miller Park, the surrounding neighborhood, and Miller Park Zoo. The 5k is the first on the Lake Run Club (LRC) calendar for the year and is a certified course!

Packet pickup will be at Miller Park Pavilion Friday from 4 pm - 6 pm and Saturday (RACE DAY!), 8 am - 10 am.

This is a family-friendly event and has something for all ages! Register today and take advantage of the early-bird discount!

Register Today

Feature Article

AZA Accreditation - Maintaining Elite Status

As Miller Park Zoo continues to prepare for its upcoming accreditation with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), we decided to revisit this article from April 2022 explaining a little about accreditation process and what it means to be an AZA Accredited Zoo.

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Recent ZOOdoptions

Thank you to our recent Animal ZOOdoptions! Whether you received one as gift or adopted an animal for yourself, the symbolic act of a ZOOdoption helps provide care and support for your favorite animals at Miller Park Zoo!

Neo Purlee-Heather - North American River Otter

Chase Purlee - Snow Leopard

Cash Purlee - Red Panda

Joshua Herring - Tarantula

Joy Schuler & Kristy Ralston - Sumatran Tiger

Nellie Helton - Snow Leopard

Darlene Jacobs - Sumatran Tiger

Lucah Sprague - North American River Otter

Deckard Sprague - Galapagos Tortoise

Aiden Albert - Goeldi’s (callimico) Monkey

Addi Albert - Sumatran Tiger

Maddy Willard - Snow Leopard

ZOOdoptions make a great gift and help support the daily care of over 140 animals at Miller Park Zoo.

Adopt an animal

What's Happening

Free Fridays in February Returns

Miller Park Zoo will open the doors to the Zoo for FREE every Friday during the month of February. Stop by February 3, 10, 17, and 24 and see everything the Zoo has to offer!

Volunteer Round up - Open House

Ever wonder what it would take to become a volunteer for Miller Park Zoo? Join us to learn about the types of volunteer opportunities we offer!

Wed., Jan. 25th. Two sessions 

10:00 AM-12:00 PM & 5:00-7:00 PM 

Miller Park Zoo-Large Classroom

Learn more and register


Purchase an item through our Amazon Wishlist to have it sent directly to the Zoo or purchase something on your own and drop it off in the Zootique. Please include a gift receipt so we can thank you!


Be sure to set Miller Park Zoological Society as a your favorite charity in your Amazon Smile account! A portion of every purchase made through Amazon Smile will come directly to the zoo.

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A Special THANK YOU to our Digital Sponsor

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Miller Park Zoo

1020 S Morris Ave

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 434-2250


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