Opening April 30th for our 2024 season! (dismiss)

Join us at the Zoo for our exciting Howlaween Train Holdup! Wear a costume and help the Niabi Zoo & Forest Preserves Foundation raise funds to bring new and exciting exhibits to the Zoo. Check out the new animal graphics on the train cars and choose your favorite to sit by while riding around the Zoo. This fun and educational experience for the whole family will feature Niabi Bobbi the Zoo mascot, who has an important role to play!  Western style kerchiefs, Train Engineer’s hat, and magic zoo wrist bands are available for the ride with a donation.

Please come out and join us Saturday, October 22. The Zoo train has never been this much fun!

To donate please go to our website at

You can also mail your donation to:

Niabi Zoo & Forest Preserves Foundation

12908 Niabi Zoo Road

Coal Valley, IL 61240