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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