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 (Ages 3 – 5)

Our little zoo enthusiasts will have their own thrilling animal adventures! Each month, kids aged 3 – 5 will discover a new species or environment and take home a zoo buddy toy.

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $16 ($13 with resident discount)

CodeSubjectDateTime
156514-A1Howling with WolvesJanuary 1410 - 11 a.m.
156514-A2Howling with WolvesJanuary 142 - 3 p.m.
156514-B1Funky SkunksFebruary 1110 - 11 a.m.
156514-B2Funky SkunksFebruary 112 - 3 p.m.
156514-C1Bunch-O-BunniesMarch 1010 - 11 a.m.
156514-C2Bunch-O-BunniesMarch 102 - 3 p.m.
156514-D1Creepy CrawlersApril 1410 - 11 a.m.
156514-D2Creepy CrawlersApril 142 - 3 p.m.
156514-E1Rockin' ReptilesMay 1210 - 11 a.m.
156514-E2Rockin' ReptilesMay 122 - 3 p.m.
156514-F1Hedgie the HedgehogJune 910 - 11 a.m.
156514-F2Hedgie the HedgehogJune 92 - 3 p.m.
156514-G1Lively Leaping LemursJuly 1410 - 11 a.m.
156514-G2Lively Leaping LemursJuly 142 - 3 p.m.
156514-H1Eager EmusAugust 1110 - 11 a.m.
156514-H2Eager EmusAugust 112 - 3 p.m.

Critter Tales (Ages 5 & 6)

Kids aged 5 – 6 can join Scovill Zoo’s “book club”! Each week, a new zoo topic will be covered, and participants will add a new story to their home library. 90-minute sessions will include animal encounters and hands-on activities.

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $19 ($16 with resident discount)
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

CodeSubjectDate
156534-N1Happy HomesJune 4
156534-P2Weird WeaponryJune 11
156534-Q1Perfect PollinatorsJune 18
156534-R1Out of Sight till TonightJune 25
156534-S1How to Beat the HeatJuly 2

Zoo Kids ( Ages 7 & 8)

Zoo Kids: Ready to get your hands dirty, slimy or sticky? 7 and 8 year olds are welcome to join us while we explore all things that are GROSS here at the Scovill Zoo! From roaches to slugs to animal dung, it is all icky, educational fun!

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $80 ($65 with resident discount)

CodeDateTime
126532-01June 8 - 129 a.m. - noon
126532-02June 15 - 191 - 4 p.m.
126532-03June 22 - 269 a.m. - noon
126532-04June 29 - July 31 - 4 p.m.
126532-05July 6 - 109 a.m. - noon
126532-06July 13 - 171 - 4 p.m.
126532-07July 20 - 249 a.m. - noon

Zoo Camp (Ages 9 & 10)

All life’s activities start with sunshine. This summer Zoo Camp will be exploring how that energy spread through nature’s food chains and life cycles.
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $80 ($65 with resident discount)

CodeDateTime
126533-11June 8 - 121 - 4 p.m.
126533-12June 15 - 199 a.m. - noon
126533-13June 22 - 261 - 4 p.m.
126533-14June 29 - July 39 a.m. - noon
126533-15July 6 - 101 - 4 p.m.
126533-16July 13 - 179 a.m. - noon
126533-17July 20 - 241 - 4 p.m.

Zoo Crew (Ages 11 – 13)

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 8 - 129 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-22M - FJune 15 - 199 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-23M - FJune 22 - 269 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-24M - FJune 29 - July 39 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-25M - FJuly 6 - 109 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-26M - FJuly 13 - 179 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-27M- FJuly 20 - 249 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.June 1 - October 129 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.June 1 - October 129 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.