Zoo Buddies (Ages 3 – 5)

With Zoo Buddies, our youngest zoo enthusiasts have their own pint-sized animal adventures! This class is held year-around and each month kids aged 3 – 5 will discover a new species or environment and take home a new zoo buddy toy. This is a one hour class with two different sessions—morning and afternoon—and within that time there will be a discussion, story, craft, and animal encounter.

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $20 ($17 with resident discount)
*$1 off with a membership

SubjectDateTime
Romantic Rabbits February 1410 - 11 a.m.
Romantic RabbitsFebruary 14 2 - 3 p.m.
Floppy FrogsMarch 1410 - 11 a.m.
Floppy FrogsMarch 14 2 - 3 p.m.
Charming ChickensApril 1110 - 11 a.m.
Charming ChickensApril 112 - 3 p.m.
Killer KookaburrasMay 910 - 11 a.m.
Killer KookaburrasMay 9 2 - 3 p.m.


Age Appropriate – Each camp curriculum is designed to be age appropriate to meet the attention, interests, and developmental needs of each age range, therefore it is important that the age guidelines are followed.

Duplicate Sessions – For each age range, there are multiple opportunities to attend camp. For ages 7-8 years and 9-10 years, the AM session is the same as the PM session. Sessions in June are the same as the sessions in July. Please only register your child for one session (i.e. one week of camp).


Critter Tales (Ages 5 & 6)

Kids aged 5 – 6 can join Scovill Zoo’s “book club”! Each week in June & July, 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: $22 ($18 with resident discount)
*$1 off with a membership
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

SubjectDate
Who Would Win This Game?June 8
Animal AnalogiesJune 15
Happy Birthday to Whooo?June 22
In My BackyardJune 29
If Animals Built Your HouseJuly 6
Over in the JungleJuly 13

Zoo Kids (Ages 7 & 8)

Ready to get your hands dirty, sticky, and slimy? 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 ($70 with resident discount)
*$5 off with a membership

DateTime
June 5 - 99 a.m. - noon
June 12 - 161 - 4 p.m.
June 19 - 239 a.m. - noon
June 26 - 301 - 4 p.m.
July 3 - 79 a.m. - noon
July 10 - 141 - 4 p.m.
July 17 - 219 a.m. - noon

Zoo Camp (Ages 9 & 10)

Do wolves really howl at the moon? What exactly is in a camel’s hump? 9 and 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 ($70 with resident discount)
*$5 off with a membership

DateTime
June 5 - 91 - 4 p.m.
June 12 - 169 a.m. - noon
June 19 - 231 - 4 p.m.
June 26 - 309 a.m. - noon
July 3 - 71 - 4 p.m.
July 10 - 149 a.m. - noon
July 17 - 211 - 4 p.m.

Zoo Crew (Ages 11 – 13)

11–13-year-old camp kids will be spending a week learning about the problems that animals face in the wild and what they can do to help! Campers will also work together with the zookeepers to plan new and exciting experiences to help enrich the lives of our animals here at Scovill Zoo!

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $95 ($85 with resident discount)
*$5 off with a membership

DayDateTime
M - FJune 5 - 99 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M - FJune 12 - 169 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M - FJune 19 - 239 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M - FJune 26 - 309 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M - FJuly 3 - 79 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M - FJuly 10 - 149 a.m. - 4 p.m.
M- FJuly 17 - 219 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Zoo Teens I

Download the Zoo Teen Volunteer Application!

If you’re 14 or 15 years old and interested in a career involving animals, Zoo Teens I is a fun, educational way to learn more. You’ll be trained in exhibit interpretation, presenting to the public, and assisting keepers in the petting zoo.  Recommendation letter, volunteer hours, and a training day are required. Applications are due April 14th.
Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $95 ($85 with resident discount)
*$5 off with a membership

AgeDayDateTime
14 - 15M - Sun.June 1 - August 319 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Zoo Teens II

Download the Zoo Teen Volunteer Application!

Zoo Teens II for 16 and 17 year olds, offers hands-on experience for caring for animals and educating the public on grounds and also off grounds in our mobile zoo program. You’ll be trained in exhibit interpretation, presenting to the public, and will assist camp counselors with Zoo kids and Zoo camp activities. Completion of Zoo Teens I is strongly recommended. Recommendation letters, volunteer hours, and a training day are required. Applications are due by April 14th.

Location: Zoo Education Center (Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd.)
Fee: $95 ($85 with resident discount)
*$5 off with a membership

AgeDayDateTime
16-17Mon. - Sun.June 1 - August 319 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: $160 ($150 with resident discount)
*$5 off with a membership

AgeDayDateTime
11 - 17M - ThJuly 25-289 a.m. - 4 p.m.