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Carload Day

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday, August 18th
Last admittance at 5:30pm

$15 per car limited at 8 people.
$5 for each additional person after the first 8
Every person in the vehicle must be in a seatbelt
Cannot be combined with special discounts or coupons

-Regular Scheduled programs to take place

10:00am Down on the farm
Meet in Pioneer homestead area
Approx. 30 mins.  Meet our animal care staff and learn about the care and personalities of our farm animals, watch a pig race and have a chance to pet the horses.

1:00pm Wildlife Encounter
Meet on main bricks by Dandy, the colt, statue
Approx. 30 mins.  Meet a Park Naturalist and a wildlife ambassador.  Learn about the ambassador of the day and how they help us educate.

2:00pm Bison and Elk Chat
Meet on the main bricks pasture overlook
Approx. 15 Learn how our bison and elk herds have developed over the years, about their herd dynamics, unique diet, U of I partnership and get daily calf updates.

3:00pm Keeper Chat
Meet at the Otter Yard
Approx. 20  mins. Watch our river otters Oakley and Winnie get their dinner and target train with their keepers.

– Adventure Store open from 11am-5pm
– Wildside Grille open from 11am-2pm
Adventure Trek will run at 10am, 11am, 1pm 2,pm and 3pm Purchase your tickets by calling 309-676-0998 as seating is limited and will sell out
Train Tickets can be purchased at the Front Gate upon arrival


August 18
9:00 am - 6:30 pm