Zoo Tours

Experience the zoo up close and personal with tours for students in grades 1 – 12! Schools and organizations will enjoy a personalized tour, with a narrated explanation of exhibits and their residents. Meal deals, grab bags, goat food, and sno-cones are also available. Please call two weeks in advance to schedule: 421-7435.


Zoo Buddies

Can you waddle like a penguin, howl like a wolf, or run like a cheetah? An exciting animal adventure awaits 3 – 5 year-olds and their adult guests! Through the use of short stories and hands-on activities, we will make connections with some amazing creatures. Participants will get to take home their very own Zoo Buddy plush animal after class.
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $16 ($13 with resident discount)

CodeSubjectDateTime
156514-E1The Mon-Keys to SuccessMay 1410 - 11 a.m.
156514-E2The Mon-Keys to SuccessMay 142 - 3 p.m.
156514-F1Meerkat ClamorJune 1110 - 11 a.m.
156514-F2Meerkat ClamorJune 112 - 3 p.m.
156514-G1Tremendous TurtlesJuly 910 - 11 a.m.
156514-G2Tremendous TurtlesJuly 92 - 3 p.m.
156514-H1Zee Best ZebrasAugust 1310 - 11 a.m.
156514-H2Zee Best ZebrasAugust 132 - 3 p.m.

Saturday Zoo Buzz (NEW!)

Adults are invited to the zoo on the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. for coffee, snacks, and presentations by zoo professionals from around Illinois. These adult-focused sessions will feature local, national, and global conservation topics. Please preregister at 217/421-7435.

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $5

CodeDateTopic
146520-09May 4Pop Culture Nature
146520-10June 1Exotic & Unusual Pets
146520-11July 6Illinois Conservation Projects
146520-12August 3Zoo Education Programming
146520-13September 7Madagascar

 


Zoo Crew

Life finds a way! Zoo crew will be finding out how plants and animals from all over the word have adapted and changed over time to be the best at what they do.
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $95 ($80 with resident discount)

CodeDayDateTime
126534-21M - FJune 3 - 79 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-22M - FJune 10 - 149 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-23M - FJune 17 - 219 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-24M - FJune 24 - 289 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-25M - FJuly 8 - 129 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-26M - FJuly 15 - 19 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Zoo Teens I

Download the Zoo Teen Volunteer Application!

If you’re interested in a career involving animals, Zoo Teens I is a fun, educational way to learn more. Recommendation letter, volunteer hours, and a training day on May 25 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) are required. Applications are due by May 8.
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $70 ($55 with resident discount)

CodeAgeDayDateTime
156550-T114 - 17M - Sun.May 26 - Oct 149 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Zoo Teens II

Download the Zoo Teen Volunteer Application!

Zoo Teens II offers hands-on expereince caring for animals and educating the public, while working as part of the animal care team. Completion of Zoo Teens I is strongly recommended. Recommendation letters, volunteer hours, and a training day on May 26 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) are required. Applications are due May 8.
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $50 ($35 with resident discount)

CodeAgeDayDateTime
156550-T214-17M - Sun.May 26 - Oct 149 a.m. - 4:30 pm.

Zoo Safari

Zoo Crew and Zoo Teens participants can join their favorite counselors on a Zoo Safari, traveling to other Central Illinois zoos and nature centers.
Fee: $16 ($13 with resident discount)

CodeAgeDayDateTime
126535-0111 - 17M - FJuly 23 - 279 a.m. - 4 p.m.