Niabi Zoo Opening Day is April 18, 2022

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(Coal Valley, IL): It’s that time of year! The weather is getting nicer and summer is getting closer. And the Niabi Zoo is reopening! The zoo will reopen on April 18. Here is everything you need to know before you go.

Location

13010 Niabi Zoo Road
Coal Valley, IL

Add-On Experiences

  • Train Ride
  • Carousel Ride
  • Giraffe Feeding (Everyday, 11am & 2pm).
    • Masks are still required to feed the giraffes and while you are waiting in line for the feeding to ensure the safety of the animals.
    • In case of rain, giraffe feeding will be canceled and refunds will be given.

Experiences occur on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Train and Carousel are available to ride starting at 10:00am and the final ride is at 4:30pm.

Hours

Spring & Summer

April 18 – September 11
Open Monday –  Sunday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. *Last entry/admission at 4 p.m

Fall & Winter

September 13 – October 30
Open Tuesday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. *Last entry/admission at 4 p.m.

Free Admission Days*

August 22-26
September 27-30
October 4-7
October 11-14
October 18-21
October 25-28
*must pay parking

Effective 2022 season, tickets pre-ordered online by 9 a.m. the day of your visit will be discounted while tickets purchased in-person at the gate the day of your visit will cost a few dollars more. The new process will allow them to staff more effectively for expected attendance to ensure the best experience for you and your family.

Children 2 & under are free.

About the Niabi Zoo

Niabi Zoo was founded in 1959, as a private zoo for people to see and enjoy exotic animals. Later purchased and deeded to the community by Patti S. Wiman, today the Zoo remains a destination to get up close to rare animals from around the world, but we are much, much more.

Niabi Zoo serves an education and conservation center that actively works with other programs on field conservation, coordinated breeding programs, and community education to make sure the incredible creatures we share this planet will stay part of the natural world for generations to come.

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