All posts by Eva Kirschbaum

Friday,  April 19th, 2019

Punch Card Egg Hunt 
9:00am– 3:30pm
Punch your card at each stop and earn a prize at the end! Hunt cost is $4 per person plus admission for the day.

Saturday,  April 20th, 2019

Special event admission pricing on April 20th, 2019
Non-Member:
Adults: $10/person
Children 3-12 years: $8/person 2 and under are free

Member:
Adults and children: $5/person
Discounted Advanced Ticket Available Here- FREE for Adult Members too!

Bunny Breakfast
9:00am –11:00am
Held in Prairie Hall
Adults: $13
Children 3-12 years: $11
Children 2 and under: free
Members: 10% discount
Reservations are required by calling 309-676-0998
Admission  not included

Egg Hunts
10:00am,  11:30pm & 1:00pm
Held at Pioneer Homestead.
Included in special event admission.
Age groups:
0-2yrs, 3-6yrs, 7-12yrs

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the hunt to ensure adequate time for parking and walking to hunt area. The Park will be open from 8-6:30pm. Each age group will be hunting in all 3 time slots.

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Easter Sunday Brunch
10am –2pm
Adults: $30
Children 3-12 years: $20
Children 2 and under are free
Members: 10% discount
This ticket price includes admission to the Park.
Reservations are required. Please call 309-676-0998  to reserve your table!

NEW for 2019, join us for a dollar day for your town! Pay just $1 per person to unplug and explore the outdoors with Wildlife Prairie Park! ID is required with the town that is featured during that day to take advantage of $1 admission. No exceptions will be granted. Please call 309-676-0998 with questions.

January 13th- Peoria, IL
February 24th- Galesburg, IL
March 3rd- Bloomington- Normal, IL
April 14th- Canton, IL
May 5th- Morton, IL
June 2nd- Brimfield, IL
July 21st- Kewanee, IL
August 25th- Washington, IL
September 15th- Pekin, IL
October 6th- Bartonville, IL
November 17th- East Peoria, IL
December 15th- Chillicothe, IL

If you don’t see your town listed above, please email Eva at ekirschbaum@wildlifeprairie.org to get on the 2020 Dollar Day list.

WEEK 1: June 3rd-7th 
This week will focus more on outdoor recreation and activities. Most of the camper’s time will be spent outside. Campers will fish at the West Side Pavilion, create an outdoor shelter, and learn how to identify wildlife scat and tracks. Each camper will receive a camp shirt and a water bottle.

WEEK 2: July 8th-12th

This week will focus more on animals and the environment. There will be more activities held indoors this week. Campers will have the opportunity to learn about native Illinois animals and their environment, create enrichment projects for some of the animals at the park and complete a pond study. Each camper will receive a camp shirt and butterfly net.

Age groups:
5-7
8-10
11-13

What’s included:
• Two snacks daily
• Hayrack ride
• Train ride
• Adventure trek ride
• Wildlife Program with Live Animals

Each Friday:
NEW is 2019: Friday will include a camp fun day and party. Family members are invited to stay and see what their camper did during the week.

Hours:
Early drop off available: 7:00am-8:30am
Camp Start Time: 8:30am
Camp End Time: 3:30pm
Final pick up: 5:00pm

Lunch:
Students can bring their own sack lunch or can purchase a lunch from the Wildside Grille for $5.50 per day
Menu:
– Chicken Strips and Fries
– Cheeseburger and Fries
– Grilled Cheese and Fries

Cost:
$200 for non-members
$150 for members
10% discount for a sibling sign up after one regular priced student by calling 309-676-0998 ext 312
Purchase now


JUNE 14th or JULY 19th

Our little campers will enjoy a day of nature and learning. We will meet animal keepers and special animal ambassadors, help create special enrichment for animals at the park, ride the train and take a hay rack ride to Hazel’s hill of flowers. Campers will be provided a nap time from 12:30-2:30. Campers who do not want a nap will have quiet time with camp leaders to read and learn about nocturnal animals.

Age:
3-5 years old

What’s included:
• Camp shirt
• Bubbles n Chalk take home pack
• 2 snacks
• Photo with animal ambassador

Snack:
Campers are provided two snacks a day, one in the morning and one late afternoon. Snacks provided are gluten and dye free. If campers are not interested in the snack
provided they are welcome to bring their own.

Camp Hours:
Early drop off available: 7:00am-8:30am
Camp Start Time: 8:30am
Nap Time: 12:30-2:30pm
Camp End Time: 3:30pm
Final pick up: 5:00pm

Lunch:
Students can bring their own sack lunch or can purchase a lunch from the Wildside Grille for $5.50
Menu:
– Chicken Strips and Fries
– Cheeseburger and Fries
– Grilled Cheese and Fries

Cost:
$50 per student
10% discount for members
10% discount for a sibling sign up after one regular priced student by calling 309-676-0998 ext 312
Purchase now

The Olde English Faire is back again on June 21st,  22nd, and 23rd 2019!
Shop for treasures, play in the Children’s Kingdom, taste the fine foods of the Renaissance, sip in Ye Olde Tavern, hear the sweet melodies of musicians and so much more! It will be fun for the whole family.

Admission:
Parking: $5 cash,
Ages 13 and Up: $10
Ages 3 – 12: $6
Ages 2 and under: Free
$1 discount for dressing in full garb.

Group pricing available for groups of 15 or more on Friday, June 21st, 2019 only. Must purchase before June 8th, 2018 by phone 309-676-0998 ext 312.

Hours:
Friday, June 21st from 9am-5pm- Free admission for WPP members on this day of the faire!
Saturday, June 22nd from 9am-5pm
Sunday, June 23rd from 9am-5pm

Park hours: 9am-6:30pm daily

Friday, June 21st-  Special programming happening today for children to learn about the medieval era from the Knights of Valour. Included in your admission for the day. Meet at the Jousting Arena.

2nd ANNUAL FEAST:
King’s Feast: Saturday and Sunday 1pm-3pm
Our most loyal lords and ladies are invited to join the King at his Feast!
The King’s Feast includes a lavish meal, the kingdom’s finest exclusive entertainment, take-home gift,  and VIP seating during the 3 pm joust.
We are serving up a meal fit for the King! Each plate will include seasoned slow roasted chicken, beef ribs, potato wedges, corn on a skewer, tomato basil soup, garlic toast and a delicious sorbet for dessert. No utensils! This is the renaissance!
Cost: $40 tickets
Buy in advanced and your $40 ticket includes admission as well!

Joust:
12pm and 3pm daily

The Faire will be located at:
Wildlife Prairie Park
3826 N Taylor Road
Hanna City, IL 61536
309-676-0998

Like all events are Wildlife Prairie Park, this ticket is nonrefundable and the event is rain or shine.

For more information click here

Celebrating Mother Earth with the Seven Circles Heritage Center

When:
April 27th and 28th
Park Hours- 9am-6:30pm
Event Hours- 10am- 4pm

Admission:
Adults: $9
Children ages 3-12: $6
Seniors: $7
Children 2 and under: Free
Members: Free

Schedule:
Saturday, April 27th
10am — Bison Blessing- Saturday Only 
11am-3pm – Hayrack Ride Between Train Depot & Visitor Center
11am-3:30pm – Earth Day Activities in the Visitor Center
11:30am – Keeper Chat- Molly the Bear – Meet at the black bear overlook near otters
12-4pm – Pow Wow vendors, activities, dancers & crafts at the Train Depot
12-4pm – Birds of Prey on display at the Train Depot
1pm – Bison and Elk Chat- Meet on the main bricks pasture overlook
3pm – Reptile Chat- Meet at Reptile hall

Sunday, April 28th
11am-3pm – Hayrack Ride Between Train Depot & Visitor Center
11am-3:30pm – Earth Day Activities in the Visitor Center
11:30am – Keeper Chat- Grey Wolves- Meet at wolf overlook near rehab center
12-4pm – Pow Wow vendors, activities, dancers & crafts at the Train Depot
12-4pm – Birds of Prey on display at the Train Depot
1pm – Bison and Elk Chat- Meet on the main bricks pasture overlook
3pm – Reptile Chat- Meet at Reptile hall

Interested in joining us for the Pow Wow? Please email abauer@wildlifeprairie.org


Homeschool Opportunity:
Find the programming booth inside the train depot to pick up your homework booklet from 12pm-4pm. Complete the booklet and return for credit and a prize. Free for all homeschool children

Boy Scout Opportunity:
Join us to complete badge requirements: 3d, part of 4a, and 5a at the event. A Merit Badge Counselor will be available at the train depot from 12-4pm for scouts to present, explain, or otherwise “show your stuff” for other Indian Lore badge requirements. Counselor can sign off on completed badge requirements: 1, 2, 3a-d, and 4b-c. Scouts will be able to coordinate with Counselor to complete 4a after the event

Open Jobs:

    • Trail guides
    • Landscaping/Restoration
    • Train Engineers and Maintenance
    • Adventure Trek tour guides and drivers
    • Special events
    • Adventure Store
    • Animal Programming
    • Park Maintenance
    • History
    • Parades
    • Group Volunteering

Projects change weekly at Wildlife Prairie Park. CFollow this link to see what is new today! http://bit.ly/VolunteerAtWPP

For questions and to set up a time to meet, please contact:
Volunteer Coordinator
volcoordinator@wildlifeprairie.org  (309)676-0998 ext. 102

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