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 (Ages 3 – 5)

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.

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
September & October Fee: $16 ($13 with resident discount)
November – June Fee: $18 ($15 with residents discount)

CodeSubjectDateTime
156514-I1Speedy SpotsSeptember 810 - 11 a.m.
156514-I2Speedy SpotsSeptember 82 - 3 p.m.
156514-J1Slithering SnakesOctober 1310 - 11 a.m.
156514-J2Slithering SnakesOctober 132 - 3 p.m.
156514-K1Radical RodentsNovember 1010 - 11 a.m.
156514-K2Radical RodentsNovember 102 - 3 p.m.
156514-L1Little Lounging LizardsDecember 810 -11 a.m.
156514-L2Little Lounging LizardsDecember 82 - 3 p.m.
156514-M1BirrrrrdsJanuary 1210 - 11 a.m.
156514-M2BirrrrrdsJanuary 122 - 3 p.m.
156514-N1Goofy Guinea PigsFebruary 910 - 11 a.m.
156514-N2Goofy Guinea PigsFebruary 92 - 3 p.m.
156514-O1Tardy TortoisesMarch 910 - 11 a.m.
156514-O2Tardy TortoisesMarch 92 - 3 p.m.
156514-P1Scheming ScavengersApril 1310 - 11 a.m.
156514-P2Scheming ScavengersApril 132 - 3 p.m.
156514-Q1Gung Ho For GoatsMay 1110 - 11 a.m.
156514-Q2Gung Ho For GoatsMay 112 - 3 p.m.
156514-R2Marvelous Mini MonkeysJune 810 - 11 a.m.
156514-R2Marvelous Mini MonkeysJune 82 - 3 p.m.

Critter Tales (Ages 5 & 6)

Kids aged 5 – 6 can join Scovill Zoo’s “book club”! Each week, a new zoo topic will be covered, and participants will add a new story to their home library. 90-minute sessions will include animal encounters and hands-on activities.

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $19 ($16 with resident discount)
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

CodeSubjectDate
156534-N1Happy HomesJune 4
156534-P2Weird WeaponryJune 11
156534-Q1Perfect PollinatorsJune 18
156534-R1Out of Sight till TonightJune 25
156534-S1How to Beat the HeatJuly 2

Zoo Kids ( Ages 7 & 8)

Zoo Kids: Ready to get your hands dirty, slimy or sticky? 7 and 8 year olds are welcome to join us while we explore all things that are GROSS here at the Scovill Zoo! From roaches to slugs to animal dung, it is all icky, educational fun!

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $80 ($65 with resident discount)

CodeDateTime
126532-01June 8 - 129 a.m. - noon
126532-02June 15 - 191 - 4 p.m.
126532-03June 22 - 269 a.m. - noon
126532-04June 29 - July 31 - 4 p.m.
126532-05July 6 - 109 a.m. - noon
126532-06July 13 - 171 - 4 p.m.
126532-07July 20 - 249 a.m. - noon

Zoo Camp (Ages 9 & 10)

Are Zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? 9 & 10 year old campers will be exploring animal myths and mysteries in this week long adventure!
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $80 ($65 with resident discount)

CodeDateTime
126533-11June 8 - 121 - 4 p.m.
126533-12June 15 - 199 a.m. - noon
126533-13June 22 - 261 - 4 p.m.
126533-14June 29 - July 39 a.m. - noon
126533-15July 6 - 101 - 4 p.m.
126533-16July 13 - 179 a.m. - noon
126533-17July 20 - 241 - 4 p.m.

Zoo Crew (Ages 11 – 13)

11-13 year old campers will be spending a week getting their hands dirty learning how to save our world and its endangered animals! Participants will work together to come up with plans for providing new and exciting experiences for the animals by helping our zookeepers with animal enrichment and training!
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $95 ($80 with resident discount)

CodeDayDateTime
126534-21M - FJune 8 - 129 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-22M - FJune 15 - 199 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-23M - FJune 22 - 269 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-24M - FJune 29 - July 39 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-25M - FJuly 6 - 109 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-26M - FJuly 13 - 179 a.m. - 4 p.m.
126534-27M- FJuly 20 - 249 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Zoo Teens I

Download the Zoo Teen Volunteer Application!

If you’re interested in a career involving animals, Zoo Teens I is a fun, educational way to learn more. Recommendation letter, volunteer hours, and a training day are required. Applications are due April 23.
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $70 ($55 with resident discount)

CodeAgeDayDateTime
156550-T114 - 17M - Sun.June 1 - October 129 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Zoo Teens II

Download the Zoo Teen Volunteer Application!

Zoo Teens II offers hands-on expereince caring for animals and educating the public, while working as part of the animal care team. Completion of Zoo Teens I is strongly recommended. Recommendation letters, volunteer hours, and a training day on May 26 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) are required. Applications are due April 1.
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $50 ($35 with resident discount)

CodeAgeDayDateTime
156550-T214-17M - Sun.June 1 - October 129 a.m. - 4:30 pm.

Zoo Safari

Zoo Crew and Zoo Teens participants can join their favorite counselors on a Zoo Safari, traveling to other Central Illinois zoos and nature centers.
Fee: $140 ($125 with resident discount)

CodeAgeDayDateTime
126535-0111 - 17M - FJuly 27-309 a.m. - 4 p.m.