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Field Trips

Are you looking for a fun, educational experience outside of the classroom?  Do you homeschool and are you looking for exciting ways to supplement your childrens’ educational  activities?  Choose your adventure with a Peoria Park District Field Trip.

Or if travel is a challenge, we’ll come to you!  Click on our field trip brochure below and come learn with us!

Camp Wokanda Environmental Education

Camp Wokanda offers school day programs and overnight opportunities, as well as a Boy Scout Merit Badge program with topics ranging from Art to Wilderness Survival.  All classes emphasize a hands-on approach to learning. The park offers camping and has some wonderful assets for outdoor learning including a sparkling lake, a beautiful lodge that features a long porch for eating lunch, a virgin prairie remnant, a mature oak/hickory forest and plenty of hiking, canoeing and fishing.

For details on any of these opportunities or for overnight accommodations, call Camp Wokanda at (309) 579-2157.


Environmental Education Programs

The Peoria Park District works to increase understanding about the importance of conservation and stewardship of our environment… one way to do this is to provide quality education opportunities.  For your convenience, the District hosts environmental education opportunities at multiple, easy-to-access locations.

Forest Park Nature Center Programming

Visitors to Forest Park Nature Center will find:

  • Seven miles of hiking trails through both forested woodlands and prairie openings
  • A natural history museum and bird observation room
  • The Trailhead Nature Store with nature-oriented and environmentally-friendly items
  • A variety of educational programs
  • Over 500 acres of dedicated Illinois State Nature Preserve

Peoria PlayHouse Programs

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world.

For more information including topics, registration, and general information about Peoria PlayHouse visit the PlayHouse website!

You can also see more information in the current Playbook.

Questions?  Please call 309.323.6900.



Peoria Zoo Programs

Peoria Zoo strives to create connections with the natural world.

Only through caring, will people make the choices and changes needed to save our natural resources. Our education programs will promote the knowledge and connections that are the key to caring.