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Start your adventure…. Join the Junior Naturalist program for kids at Wildlife Prairie Park!
Sessions take place once a month from 1-2:30pm typically on the first Saturday. Each month we will cover a different topic, from bugs or birds to animal habitats and sleeping patterns! Hands on activities and special animal programs will be included.
Each child will receive a badge and booklet for attending the session. There is no limit to the number of sessions your child can attend since each will be cover a different topic. Come to all 12 or just come to 1!

Purchase now!

Parents are asked to stay with their children during each session.
Grade: 1st-8th
Student cost: $10 per student; Members $6
Parent cost: $3 per parent; Members free
Advanced registration and payment are required and can be done online or by calling 309-676-0998 ext. 312.
Please dress for the weather!
2018 Schedule:
January 6th- Look to the Sky
February 17th- Happy Homes
March 3rd- Animal Tracks
April 21st- Conservation in Action ***1pm-3pm
May 12th- Plant Diversity
June 16th- Bug Life
July 14th- Inside Out
August 18th- Pond Study
September 15th- Prairie Ecosystem
October 13th- Sleeping Patterns
November 17th- Mighty Mammals
December 15th- Herpetology


Supported in part by the Ruby K Worner Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trust

Week 1: June 4th-8th

Feathers and Scales
This week students will learn all about Illinois birds and reptiles.  We will visit and survey ponds at wildlife prairie park and get a visit from a wildlife researcher.

Week 2: June 11th-15th

Furry Friends
Cougars, Wolves and Coyotes oh my!  This week we will learn all about mammals.  From their general characteristics to their amazing adaptions.  Students will learn how to identify animals via tracks and scat to help them identify what visits their own back yard.


Time: Camp runs 8:30am-4:30pm
Extended care starting at 7:30am and ending at 5pm

Cost: $150/Member per week, $200/Nonmember per week
Advanced registration and payment are required.
Registering siblings? Call us for your discount! Discount is not applied online.  309-676-0998 Ext 312 or email

Lunch: Students can bring their own sack lunch or can purchase a lunch from the grill for $5.  Students ordering their lunch from the grill will choose lunch choice from menu and submit it each morning.  Lunches will then be delivered to classroom at lunch time.


            Hotdog and Fries

           Cheeseburger and Fries

            Corn dog and Fries

            Grilled Cheese and Chips

            6’ Sub and Chips

Age groups:


What’s included:
Two snacks daily
-Adventure camp shirt and back pack (for first time campers)
-Water bottle and flash light (for campers that return for second week)
-Hay rack ride
-Train ride
-Adventure trek ride
-Animal encounter photo
-Adventure camp certificate

-Themed crafts
-Fun camp awards
-Team building activities
-Animal Programs
-Outdoor water activities

For additional information, please contact our programming department at (309)676-0998 ext 312 or

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The Olde English Faire is back again on June 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2018!
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.

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 22nd, 2018 only. Must purchase before June 8th, 2018 by phone 309-676-0998 ext 312.

Friday, June 22nd from 9am-5pm- Free admission for WPP members on this day of the faire!
Saturday, June 24th from 9am-5pm
Sunday, June 25th from 9am-5pm

Park hours: 9am-6:30pm daily

Friday June 22nd–  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.

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: Lavish meal, the kingdom’s finest exclusive entertainment, take home gift,  and VIP seating during the 3pm joust.
Cost: $40 tickets
Buy in advanced and your $40 ticket includes admission as well!

12pm and 3pm daily

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

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

For more information click here

Wildlife Prairie Park cares about our environment. We are committed to recycling to reduce waste that sits in landfills. Please help us and do your part. Recently, over 70 recycling containers have been added to the Park grounds. Wildlife Prairie Park is also home to the first ever solar powered trash compactor in the Peoria Area. By partnering with PDC, we are hoping to reduce our carbon footprint with your help! Please use these recycling bins properly and enjoy your time with us at the Park!

Things that you can do to go green! 
-Recycle paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass
-Turn in all used ink cartridges and retired electronics to the WPP Ticket Gate for recycling
-Turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth and not using it
-Save electricity by  turning off the lights when you leave the room or electronics when they are not in use
-Use recycled materials to make fun crafts
-Plant a garden and use produce scraps for compost
-Donate old toys, clothes  or other items
-Take a bike ride or walk rather than driving. If driving is the only option, carpool!
-Pick up trash when you are out on a walk or hike