Aikman Wildlife Adventure is the perfect place for your next school field trip!
Located just outside the town of Arcola, we are the perfect stop for your adventure-minded students. With two package options covering over 230 animals and 90 different species as well as very knowledgeable guides and staff, your students will not only get an opportunity for up-close encounters with our animals; they will also get the opportunity to learn about animal conservation and day-to-day care of all our awesome creatures. If you choose to bring your students here, you can look forward to: 1.5 hours of access to our park for your group (The park will not be open to the public), a free cup of food at the petting zoo for each student, access to the Walk-through and the Museum of Prehistoric Life, free admission for teachers and bus drivers, and memories that will last a lifetime!
Before booking be sure to take a look at our field trip rules:
Rates are dependent on the number of guests in your group as well as what field trip package you feel will best suit your needs. We have two separate options for field trip packages for your consideration:
Package 1: This package includes a free cup of food at the petting zoo for each student, access to the walk-through and the Museum of Prehistoric Life, and the guided Wagon Tour where students will have opportunities to meet our larger drive-through animals with chances to pet and feed along the tour. The costs for this package are as follows:
Package 2: This package includes all experiences in Package 1 except for the Wagon Tour. This package allows 1.5 hours to view the walk-through, Museum of Prehistoric Life, and a free cup of feed per student at our petting zoo. This package is perfect for the more budget-minded needs while still enjoying an experience to remember at $5 per person.
Note: Children age 2 and under, teachers, and bus drivers receive free admission but do not apply toward the group minimum to meet different price brackets. Full payment must be taken care of prior to or on the day of your visit.
We recommend making reservations several months in advance if possible. Available time slots are determined by group size and seasonal hours. Groups are allowed a total of 90 minutes to complete their Wagon and Walk-Thru tours. A final headcount must be provided one week prior to your scheduled visit. We require groups to pay in one transaction by check, credit card, or cash.
If additional guests attend without our knowledge we cannot guarantee space on the reserved wagon(s).
During Your Visit
- Groups will have 90 minutes to complete their Wagon Tour and Walk-Thru.
- Groups may arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of their schedule Field Trip.
- To keep our grounds clean and animals safe, groups are responsible for properly disposing of all trash before the end of their visit.
If a group arrives more than 15 minutes late for their reservation they will no longer be guaranteed a Wagon Tour and may only be permitted to complete the Walk-Thru tour.
Lunches can be enjoyed in the grassy areas of our parking lot.
The following nearby parks provide covered picnic areas, restrooms, and playgrounds:
Eberhardt Park: Located 12 minutes away in Arthur
S Eberhardt St, Arthur, IL 61911
Moore Memorial Park: Located 9 minutes away in Arcola
Kelly Moore Drive, Arcola, IL 61910
For the safety of our guests, animals, and staff, please refrain from running on park grounds. We also ask that there be no chasing of any free roaming animals. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!