Zoo Rules

Our Zoo policies

In order to ensure that your visit is enjoyable for you, other guests, and the animals, please observe the following Niabi Zoo policies:

  • No pets are allowed at the zoo.
  • Service animals are permitted at the zoo. Click here to review the Rock Island County Forest Preserve District service animal policy (PDF).
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted to be brought onto Zoo grounds.
  • No glass containers of any kind are permitted to be brought onto Zoo grounds.
  • No grills or hibachis are permitted.
  • No smoking is allowed in the Zoo.
  • Laser pointers are prohibited on Zoo grounds.
  • No straws are permitted for the safety of our animals.
  • No balloons are permitted since they may be hazardous to animals.
  • No skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, scooters, or roller skates are permitted on Zoo grounds.
  • Power-driven mobility devices that fall within our policy are permitted at the zoo. Click here for more information (PDF).
  • Only food from animal food dispensers may be fed to designated animals.
  • No climbing on barriers, walls, or in the flower beds.
  • Radios, CD players, etc. are prohibited.
  • Firearms, knives and other weapons are prohibited.
  • No rain checks or refunds will be issued.
  • For health reasons, footwear must be worn at all times.

Photography

You are welcome to take photos and/or videos for your personal use only; commercial photography is prohibited without written consent of the Zoo.

Lost or theft

Niabi Zoo and the Rock Island County Forest Preserve District are not responsible for loss or theft of vehicles or personal property or for damage to vehicles or personal property on premises

Photography permission

We sometimes photograph or videotape visitors for educational and promotional purposes. Entry to the Zoo grants permission for use of these images.

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