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: Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.
Fee: $16 ($13 with resident discount)
Registration: Click here to register online, visit Scovill Zoo, or call the zoo at 421-7435.

156514-L1Incredible CamelsDecember 1110 - 11 a.m.
156514-L2Incredible CamelsDecember 112 - 3 p.m.
156514-A1Happy HedgehogsJanuary 810 - 11 a.m.
156514-A2Happy HedgehogsJanuary 82 - 3 p.m.
156514-B1Hootin' OwlsFebruary 1210 - 11 a.m.
156514-B2Hootin' OwlsFebruary 122 - 3 p.m.
156514-C1Playful PenguinsMarch 1210 - 11 a.m.
156514-C2Playful PenguinsMarch 122 - 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.


146520-05January 5Zoo Volunteerism
146520-06February 2Small Steps to Save the World
146520-07March 2Zoo Recreation