Date: June 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024
Location: Peoria Zoo


June 1- July 28; Open daily from 11am-4pm

$3/person admission + general admission/membership (1 and under are free!)

Step into a world where giants roam, but they’re not what you’d expect! Join us at Peoria Zoo from June 1st to July 28th for an extraordinary adventure – “BIG BUGS!” Prepare to be mesmerized by the colossal creatures that once ruled the Earth, now brought back to life in stunning larger-than-life animatronic detail.

Embark on a journey through time as you encounter thirteen bug behemoths, each one meticulously crafted to astound and amaze. From the majestic Mantis to the awe-inspiring Scorpion, these mechanical marvels will transport you to a realm where insects reign supreme.

Feel the earth tremble beneath your feet as you come face to face with these gargantuan insects, their movements so lifelike you’ll swear they’re alive! Watch in wonder as the wings of the Butterfly flutter with graceful elegance, or marvel at the intricate detail of the Beetle’s armor-like exoskeleton.

But the adventure doesn’t stop there, on select days dive deeper into the world of bugs with interactive exhibits, educational displays, themed food and beverage, and fun-filled activities for the whole family. Learn about the fascinating lives of these incredible creatures and discover the vital role they play in our ecosystem.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic of “BIG BUGS!” at Peoria Zoo. It’s an event of colossal proportions that promises to leave you buzzing with excitement!


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