Event:      Niabi Zoo

Date:  Monday, April 13, 2009 to Sunday, September 27, 2009
Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley, is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 150 species. The zoo also offers a playground, train and carousel rides, classes, gift shop, picnic areas, and concessions. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5; $4.50 for ages 62 and up, $4 for ages 3-17; free for members and ages 2 and under. Admission is half price every Tuesday. Free days are Apr. 13-17, Apr. 26, May 10, June 21, July 5, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Call (309) 799-5107 or email for details.

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