Address: 3826 N. Taylor Road
Hanna City, IL 61536

Phone: 309-676-0998

Field Trips and Programs

Inspire your students to create a connection with their natural surroundings and become the future stewards of our world. Your class will enjoy the great outdoors, while learning about native Illinois plants and animals. Get in touch with your wild side with a hike on our animal trails, the kids will love a ride down the giant 28ft slide we call The Gollywhopper, or even enjoy an up-close and personal animal program presented by a trained Park Naturalist.

To book your trip, email programming@wildlifeprairie.org.

Admission Fees for School Groups

Students ………………..$3.00
Chaperons ………………$3.00
Teachers………………….FREE
Ages 2 & Under….……FREE
Bus Drivers ……………..FREE

We offer multiple add-on learning programs that will make your field trip even more meaningful. Our programs are available by reservation only. All programs are 45 minutes long. All programs are correlated to meet or exceed the state learning standards in science. There is an additional cost for programs of $3.00 per student and chaperones, with a $40.00 minimum. Here is a list of our most popular add-on programs:

General Animal
This is the perfect program for groups of all ages.  This program offers a wide variety of information about some of your favorite animals while appealing to all age groups.

Design Your Own
Do you have a program in mind but don’t find it listed here? We are glad to help. Give us a call and we will work with you to construct a targeted program to fit your needs.

Pre-K and Kindergarten 

Our Sense-sational World
Our sense-sational world is an introduction to the senses. We may know that humans hear with their ears, but what about the grasshopper that hears with its knees, or the owl who can hear your heartbeat from across a room? Students will learn to use their five senses to observe nature like never before. Students will learn how animals use their senses to survive in the wild.

1st & 2nd Grades

Amazing Animals
Amazing Animals focuses on the crazy, mundane, and unusual characteristics of animals. What do humans and cougars have in common? What makes a bird a bird? Your students will be able to answer these and many other questions about the animal kingdom after experiencing this program.

3rd & 4th Grades

Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends bring the birds “close-up”. Learn all about birds, beaks, feathers and feet. Program focuses on bird characteristics, habitats, adaptations, and migration.

Owl Pellet Detectives
Looking for an interactive way to get your students involved in nature? This program is an up close and personal encounter with two live owls, followed by dissection of actual Owl Pellets. We will discuss the importance of the food web and predator/prey relationships. It’ll be a HOOT! Book your program today since multiple sessions may be needed for larger groups!
**Due to the nature of this class, the cost per student is $4 each.**

Herp, Herp Hurrah!
Tiger salamanders and Leopard frogs are found in Illinois? Oh my! Snakes and turtles aren’t slimy? No lie! Enter the exciting world of reptiles and amphibians and learn the characteristics of each group.  A variety of herps are used to demonstrate the niche these creatures fill in our environment.

5th & 6th Grades

Animal Habitats
Developed for Peoria Public Schools District 150 6th grade classes but available to all groups, this program introduces the concept of animal habitats and what effects are felt if that habitat is altered or destroyed.

Predators: They’re Part of the Picture
From bats that eat hundreds of insects a night to eagles that swoop down to catch fish, Predators are part of the big picture. Students will take a look at the amazing adaptations predators have to help them catch a meal. Today only a handful of predators live in Illinois, and most of them are in danger. Students will learn how they can help these amazing animals and support the balance of our ecosystem.

Owl Pellet Detectives
Looking for an interactive way to get your students involved in nature? This program allows for an up close and personal encounter with two live owls, followed by dissection of actual Owl Pellets. We will discuss the importance of the food web and predator/prey relationships. It’ll be a HOOT! Book your program today since multiple sessions may be needed for larger groups!
**Due to the nature of this class, the cost per student is $4 each.**

7th & 8th Grades

Animal Adaptations
Students will take a look at the special adaptations animals have and use for their survival. Animals protect themselves, find shelter, food, and other necessities in many different ways. Students will learn how animals have adapted in their fight for survival.

8th – High School

Birds of Prey
It’s one thing to study animal biology and it’s quite another to see them face to face. In this program,
right there in front of your students will be birds of prey. Learn about the species and the individual birds. If you have a favorite species, ask us about it and we will probably be able to present it at your program!


Questions – or ready to start planning your trip? Contact our programming department at programming@wildlifeprairie.org