Zoo Buddie Classes

February Zoo Buddies 

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 plush toy.

Appreciation Post!

Thank you to all who gave items to our Animals Wish List.

You all have been very generous.

Our animals and keepers thank you!

Check out all the fun stuff brought to us this past holiday season!



Scovill Zoo Closed for Regular Season, Re-opens for Boo at the Zoo

Scovill Zoo is now closed for the 2017 regular season. The zoo will be re-open for Boo at the Zoo on October 13 – 15, 20 – 22 & 26 – 29. Boo at the Zoo hours and pricing are listed below. Please call 421-7435 for questions, purchase memberships, or to rent the Scovill House or Shilling Education Center.

Boo at the Zoo Hours (October 13 – 15, 20 – 22 & 26 – 29)

Boo at the Zoo Prices

Boo at the Zoo Dates

Don’t miss Scovill Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo! Visitors will enjoy treat stations, animal encounters, festive decorations, and rides on the Endangered Species Carousel and Fright Night Express Train. This year, participants can meet their favorite super heroes and Star Wars characters during Super Heroes Night on October 20 & 27 and Star Wars Day on October 28. If you or a group would like to volunteer to pass out treats at Boo at the Zoo, please call the zoo office for available nights. For more information, call 421-7435 or visit www.scovillzoo.com.

Purchase a ZooMu Pass!

Where can you find wild animals, interactive exhibits, education, and fun in the same place? In Scovill Park! Purchase a ZooMu Pass and receive great benefits at Scovill Zoo and the Children’s Museum of Illinois. Call 421-7435 for more information.  View the ZooMu Pass flyer.

Family ZooMu Pass

Cost is just $155 for one full year for BOTH facilities! Visit Scovill Zoo or the Children’s Museum of Illinois to purchase your pass today!

  • Admission to the zoo and museum every day of the regular season
  • Discounts on parties, camps, classes, train rides and carousel tickets
  • Discounts at Giggles at the Museum and Scovill Zootique Gift Shop
  • Subscription to zoo and museum newsletter
  • 4 museum “Make Space” coupons
  • 4 Z.O.&O Express Train tickets
  • 4 sno-cones at the zoo

Note: ZooMu pass includes all benefits and restrictions of Scovill Zoo FOZ family membership and Museum family membership, plus benefits listed above. Passes are not transferable and expire on date indicated on card. Please note: Scovill Zoo closes on October 30 2017; CMI is open year-round.