Scovill Zoo Opening Day!

Scovill Zoo opens for the season on Saturday, April 1. Opening Day hours from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., weather permitting. Admission is $9.25 for adults, $8.25 for seniors, and $7.25 for children aged 2 – 12. Scovill Zoo houses 400 animals spanning six continents, a ZO & O Express Train, Endangered Species Carousel, Project Playground, and Scovill Sculpture Park.

Free admission Mondays throughout April. Free Admission Thursdays begin June 1.

Scovill Zoo Spring Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Last admission one hour before closing.

Valentines Day with Scovill Zoo

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! Are you still looking for a gift for your special someone?
For only $20, you can adopt a Hissing Cockroach in someone’s name or for $25, you can adopt a Naked Mole-Rat in someone’s name! With this animal adoption, you will not only be receiving an adoption certificate, but also an amazing valentine photo of the adopted animal, AND a beautiful piece of original cockroach/naked mole-rat artwork! Give the zoo a call at 217-421-7435 for this unique Valentine’s day offer! Once purchased, this gift can be picked up at the zoo or we’d be happy to mail it out to you.

Bowling for Rhinos

Bowling for Rhinos

Bowling for Rhinos is an annual fundraiser hosted by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) to raise money for organizations to help protect rhinos and their habitats.

This event will be held at Spare Time Lanes (2870 N Jasper St, Decatur, IL 62526) on June 11, 2022 from 8pm – 11pm. Tickets are $15 per person for pre-order or $20 day of event. All ages welcome. It will be black light and glow in the dark themed! Food, drinks, and t-shirts will be available for purchase during fundraiser.

Click here to register

Critter Egg Hunt • April 3!

Critter Egg Hunt

April 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Come see the Easter Bunny and don’t miss Scovill Zoo‘s and the Children’s Museum of Illinois’ annual Critter Egg Hunt.

Heat times are between 1 & 2 p.m.

This event is free and open to children aged walking – 10.
Zoo admission will be $2 before and after the egg hunt.

For more information, call Scovill Zoo at 421-7435

Scovill Zoo Opening Day!

Scovill Zoo Opening Day

April 2 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

2021 Opening Day!

Monday – Friday: 9:30 – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 – 6 p.m.

Last admission taken 1 hour before closing.

Boo at the Zoo Guidelines

Scovill Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo is going to look a little different this year so please read the guidelines below!

• Feeling sick? Please stay home. We will refund or transfer you tickets to another date if space is available.
• Arrive 5 minutes before your departure time slot begins.
• You may enter the zoo anytime during your 30 minute time slot and take as long as you wish to walk the zoo grounds.
• Face masks (not costume masks) are required in the gift shop and while walking the zoo grounds.
• Use marked social distancing while waiting in line.
• Following CDC and IDPH guidelines the train and carousel are not operating at this time.
• Please reserve your tickets online. Walk ups are not guaranteed entry as several of the dates and times are sold out due to CDC recommended capacity.

Thank you for supporting Scovill Zoo with your ticket purchase. Funds raised during Boo at the Zoo are used to provide food and care to our animals throughout the winter.

Donations to the zoo are welcomed.

Boo at the Zoo 2020!

Boo at the Zoo is back this year!

No more waiting in that long line, this year we’re requiring reservations to help ensure a safe and healthy environment for all!

Reserve your spot at HERE!

Boo at the Zoo dates start October 16!