On Safari Party at Scovill Zoo

Go wild with a party at Scovill Zoo2024 Birthday Party Pack Flyer!

Birthday Party Rental includes the following:

  • Use of the rental area for 90 minutes; options include the Outdoor Wolf Deck or Shilling Environmental Education Center.
    • Option 1: Zoo admission and train passes for up to 25 people. This deal is $200 at the Wolf Deck or $250 at the Shilling Ed Center.
    • Option 2: Zoo admission, train, and carousel for up to 25 people. This deal is $250 at the Wolf Deck or $300 at the Ed Center.
  • Reduced rates offered for Zoo members.

Additional Party Options:

  • Safari Snack Sack (Includes hot dog, applesauce cup, animal crackers, and a small drink): $7.50 per person
  • Additional admission + train passes are $7 per person

(Above Items include Sales Tax and need to be booked in advance at 217/421-7435)

On Safari Parties are available for individuals aged 0 – 16.  You may bring your own cake, ice cream, and drinks. Clear drinks only in the Education Center, please. No cooking or heating devices of any kind are allowed on the zoo grounds. Payments for On Safari Parties must be paid in full, in advance. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to rental to receive a refund. $25 cancellation fee may be charged.

Call 217-421-7435 to schedule your Scovill Zoo party today.


Scovill Park GazeboScovill Gazebo Garden

The Scovill Park Gazebo is a popular location for weddings. Walk down the aisle surrounded by flowers. Say “I do” in the gardens in Scovill Park. Rental dates are from Easter – October. 4-hour rental only for $225. Your choice on the 4-hour time frame. To reserve this lovely gazebo, call Scovill Zoo at 421-7435.


Scovill Garden Housescovill1

Enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Decatur in the beautiful former summer home of Guy and Rose Scovill. The Scovill Garden House features kitchen facilities and seating for up to 35 guests. Perfect for showers, reunions and corporate retreats. 9a.m. – 6p.m. $275 (includes $25 refundable cleaning fee). Call 217-421-7435 for reservations.


IMG_1674Shilling Environmental Education Center at Scovill Zoo

Located on the grounds of Scovill Zoo, the Shilling Environmental Education Center is the perfect site for your next meeting, wedding, reception or reunion. The Shilling Ed Center has two separate rooms, each available for rental and each room can hold up to 75 guests. Weekends: 9a.m. – 6p.m. $450 (includes $50 refundable cleaning fee). Please call 217-421-7435 for reservations.


Other Park District Parties

Be sure to check out all of the Park District’s great party options! Decatur Park District Party Options

Sports/Bounce Party at the DISC

Your guests can play on an inflatable bounce house, climb the rock wall, use the batting cage, and play basketball, volleyball, soccer, or NEW bubble ball sports! Add the Party Room for an additional minimal cost. Call Melissa at the DISC at 429-3472 to schedule your party! DISC Party Options


Bubble Soccer Party at the DISC

Add some excitement to your next party with the latest craze, Bubble Soccer! Rentals include all necessary equipment and a staff member to referee. Parties and rental options are available for ages 8 and up. A great company team-building idea! For details, call 429-3472 or email talbertina@decparks.com. View the Bubble Ball Party flyer.


Overlook Adventure Park Party

Overlook Adventure Park is Decatur’s most exciting party place, featuring mini golf, a high ropes course, and batting cages! Add treats from Mister Softee for a one-stop, active, FUN event for all ages! Call Overlook Adventure Park at 422-2316 for rates and packages!


Creative Arts Party at the PARC

Your 2-hour party at Poage Arts & Recreation Center will include themed activities, crafts, games, and costumes (upon request). Call 421-6648, EXT. 3 for more information!