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)

Weekdays: October 13, 20 & 26 - 275:30 - 8 p.m.
(Not-so-spooky rides from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Spooky rides start at 6:30 p.m.) 
Saturdays & Sundays: October 14 - 15, 21 - 22 & 28 - 293 - 8 p.m.
(Not-so-spooky rides 3 – 6:30 p.m.; Spooky rides start at 6:30 p.m.)
Closed on October 30 & 31

Boo at the Zoo Prices

$4.75 (treats)$2.75$2.25
$3.75 (no treats)$2.25 (FOZ)$1.75 (FOZ)
Under age 2 and not collecting treats: Free

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

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.