The Miller Park Zoo and the Pepsi Ice Center will be hosting special events for alumni, students, and community members in conjunction with the Homecoming celebration.

On Friday, October 5, the Pepsi Ice Center in Bloomington will host a special Redbird Colors Open Skate from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear Illinois State gear to save $1 off the price of admission to the open skate.

On Sunday, October 7, Reggie Redbird fans are invited to Miller Park Zoo for Reggie Day, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will feature storyteller and Illinois State alumnus Mike Lockett. The cost is $3.50 per person for children ages 3 to 12 and adults 60 and older, and $5 for individuals ages 13 to 59. Children under the age of 3 get in free.