10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
13010 Niabi Zoo Road
Coal Valley, IL 61240
General admission costs range from $6.50 to $9.00 per person. Parking is $3 per vehicle, and $12 per bus/RV.
It's Spring! Niabi Zoo is again opening its gates to the public. Starting this weekend, the zoo will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entry will be at 4 p.m.
“It’s an exciting time at Niabi,” said Lee Jackson, Niabi Zoo director. “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to see and learn about our new species.”
This season, guests can see Katavi, the baby Colobus monkey who was born this past December to his parents, Shirati and Tuli. At nearly four months old, the baby monkey is part of a Species Survival Plan (SSP), which helps ensure the survival of selected species in zoos, most of which are threatened or endangered in the wild.
Two new African primates, an Allen’s Swamp Monkey and a Wolf’s Guenon, will also be making their debut at Niabi Zoo. They are housed in the building formally referred to as the giraffe barn. The social animals like to climb around and show their emotions through a wide-range of facial expressions.
Beyond that, New Guinea Singing Dogs will make their entrance. These pooches use their big voices to communicate and can be found in the Biodiversity Hall.
“We can’t wait for guests to experience Niabi Zoo this season,” said Jackson. “This year our big focus is making each experience a different one for visitors. We’ve beefed up our special events calendar so every time you come back to the zoo this season, you’ll experience something new.”
Note: The zoo is kicking off the event-filled year with the highly anticipated Members-only Egg Hunt on opening day from 8-10 a.m. Those interested in attending the Members-only Egg Hunt must become members and RSVP by April 5th. Visit https://www.niabizoo.com/support/membership/ to learn more about becoming a member.