Zoo Parties & Events

On Safari Party at Scovill Zoo

Go where the wild things are, and throw a wild party at Scovill Zoo!

Party Rental includes:

  • Use of the rental area for 90 minutes; options include Outdoor Wolf Deck ($65.00) or Shilling Environmental Education Center ($105.00).
  • Zoo admission and train passes for up to 20 people (additional admissions and train passes are available for $4.75 per person)
  • Gift Bag for the Birthday Child – includes carousel token, goat feed, a Scovill Zoo postcard, pencil and a special surprise.

Additional Party Options:

  • 20-Minute Animal Presentation (for children turning 5 and older): $40.00
  • Safari Snack Sack (Includes hot dog, applesauce cup, animal crackers, and a small drink):  $4.75 per person
  • Sno-cones: $1.25
  • Gift Shop Grab Bags: $1.00 and $3.00

(Above Items include Sales Tax and need to be booked in advance)

On Safari Parties are available for children turning 16 years old or younger. You may bring your own cake, ice cream, and drinks (clear drinks only in the Education Center, please). Cooking or heating devices of any kind are prohibited on 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. Subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee. To view the party flyer click here.


Other Park District Parties

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

Sports Party at the DISC

Batter up! Kids love the build-your-own sports party at the Decatur Indoor Sports Center. Party goers can climb the rock wall, take a swing at the batting cage, and shoot hoops on the basketball courts. Click here for more information on the DISC Sports Party!

Overlook Adventure Mini Golf Party

Looking for a unique new venue for your next party? Book the GSI Party Bin at Overlook Adventure Mini Golf! Parties include a 2-hour party bin rental and discounted golf rounds for your group of 10 or more. Call 422-2316 to schedule. Available April – October.

Pool Party at Fairview Pool

Enjoy sun and fun at your own pool party! Offered from 2 – 3 hours at the Fairview Family Aquatic Center, the party package includes private use of the pool, lifeguards, sand volleyball, playground area and snack area. We supply the facility and the fun; you supply the cake and guests! Click here for more information about the Pool Party.

Tennis Party

Head out to the Fairview Park tennis courts for a party designed for tennis lovers of all skill levels. Enjoy tennis instruction and free play for 12; then wrap up the fun with birthday surprises and healthy refreshments. Call 422-5911 for more information.


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Last Day of the Regular Zoo Season


Boo at the Zoo


Boo at the Zoo

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