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)

With Zoo Buddies, our youngest zoo enthusiasts have their own pint-sized animal adventures! Each month, kids aged 3 – 5 will discover a new species or environment and take home a new zoo buddy toy. This is a one hour class with two different sessions—morning and afternoon—and within that time there will be a discussion, story, craft, and animal encounter.

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $18 ($15 with resident discount)

SubjectDateTime
Zany ZebrasJuly 1310 - 11 a.m.
Zany ZebraJuly 132 - 3 p.m.
Alligators Big and Small!August 1010 - 11 a.m.
Alligators Big and Small!August 102 - 3 p.m.
Bumpy BactriansSeptember 1410 - 11 a.m.
Bumpy BactriansSeptember 142 - 3 p.m.
Scary ScorpionsOctober 1210 - 11 a.m.
Scary ScorpionsOctober 122 - 3 p.m.
Lovey DovesNovember 910 - 11 a.m.
Lovey DovesNovember 92 - 3 p.m.
Armored ArmadillosDecember 1410 - 11 a.m.
Armored ArmadillosDecember 142 - 3 p.m.
Tiny TenrecsJanuary 1110 - 11 a.m.
Tiny TenrecsJanuary 112 - 3 p.m.
Creepy CrawliesFebruary 810 - 11 a.m.
Creepy CrawliesFebruary 82 - 3 p.m.
Rockin ReptilesMarch 810 - 11 a.m.
Rockin ReptilesMarch 82 - 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.

SubjectDate
Animal CoveringsJune 10
Over on the FarmJune 17
Dynamite DadsJune 24
Animal InstinctsJuly 1
Backyard BugsJuly 8
Tons of TailsJuly 15

Zoo Kids ( Ages 7 & 8)

From hot and humid rainforests to golden grasslands, the habitats of the world have unique characteristics that are important to the animals that live there.  7 and 8 year old campers will explore habitats to discover how different animals thrive in each.

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

DateTime
June 7 - 119 a.m. - noon
June 14 - 181 - 4 p.m.
June 21 - 259 a.m. - noon
June 28 - July 21 - 4 p.m.
July 5 - 99 a.m. - noon
July 12 - 161 - 4 p.m.
July 19 - 239 a.m. - noon

Zoo Camp (Ages 9 & 10)

How do birds, spiders, and bees know how to build their nests, webs, and hives? 9 & 10 year old campers will be exploring animal instincts for a week long adventure at Scovill Zoo!

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

DateTime
June 7 - 111 - 4 p.m.
June 14 - 189 a.m. - noon
June 21 - 251 - 4 p.m.
June 28 - July 29 a.m. - noon
July 5 - 91 - 4 p.m.
July 12 - 169 a.m. - noon
July 19 - 231 - 4 p.m.

Zoo Crew (Ages 11 – 13)

11-13 year old campers will be spending a week learning all about the different roles people have here at the Zoo, like preparing diets, making animal enrichment, and creating new education programs!
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $95 ($80 with resident discount)

DayDateTime
M - FJune 7 - 119 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M - FJune 14 - 189 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M - FJune 21 - 259 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M - FJune 28 - July 29 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M - FJuly 5 - 99 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M - FJuly 12 - 169 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M- FJuly 19 - 239 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 are required. Applications are due April 23.
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $70 ($55 with resident discount)

AgeDayDateTime
14 - 17M - Sun.June 1 - October 119 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Zoo Teens II

Download the Zoo Teen Volunteer Application!

Zoo Teens II offers hands-on experience 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 are required. Applications are due by April 23rd.

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $70 ($55 with resident discount)

AgeDayDateTime
14-17Mon. - Sun.June 1 - October 119 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: $140 ($125 with resident discount)

AgeDayDateTime
11 - 17M - ThJuly 26-299 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Parents Night Out (Ages 6 – 11)

The kids will enjoy pizza, animal encounters, a craft and tour at Scovill Zoo. Parents will enjoy three free hours to have dinner, see a movie or head home to take a nap.

Dates: Friday, July 9 & Friday, August 13
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $25 per child ($15 for each additional sibling)
Call 421-7435 to register!