Valentines Day with Scovill Zoo

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! Are you still looking for a gift for your special someone?
For only $20, you can adopt a Hissing Cockroach in someone’s name or for $25, you can adopt a Naked Mole-Rat in someone’s name! With this animal adoption, you will not only be receiving an adoption certificate, but also an amazing valentine photo of the adopted animal, AND a beautiful piece of original cockroach/naked mole-rat artwork! Give the zoo a call at 217-421-7435 for this unique Valentine’s day offer! Once purchased, this gift can be picked up at the zoo or we’d be happy to mail it out to you.

Volunteer Training Classes

Volunteer Training Classes

Wednesdays, February 1st-April 5th; 9am-noon 

If you enjoy working with animals and children, an exciting volunteer opportunity awaits you at Scovill Zoo!

Volunteers give guided tours, operate the Endangered Species Carousel, run the Z.O.&O Express Train, give mobile zoo presentations, and help at special events. Training covers biology review, animal handling techniques, and instruction for various zoo volunteer duties. No experience needed and sessions are free. Must be 18 years of age or older. Background check must be completed before volunteer shifts are scheduled at the zoo.

Call Scovill Zoo at 421-7435 to sign up for the classes and for further details.

Bowling for Rhinos

Bowling for Rhinos

Bowling for Rhinos is an annual fundraiser hosted by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) to raise money for organizations to help protect rhinos and their habitats.

This event will be held at Spare Time Lanes (2870 N Jasper St, Decatur, IL 62526) on June 11, 2022 from 8pm – 11pm. Tickets are $15 per person for pre-order or $20 day of event. All ages welcome. It will be black light and glow in the dark themed! Food, drinks, and t-shirts will be available for purchase during fundraiser.

Click here to register

Parents Afternoon Out December 21st

Kids will enjoy an animal presentation, crafts, snacks, and a movie. Pre-registration required.

Date: Tuesday, December 21
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Scovill Zoo
Fee: $25 per child ($15 for each additional sibling)
Call 421-7435 to register!

Critter Egg Hunt • April 3!

Critter Egg Hunt

April 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Come see the Easter Bunny and don’t miss Scovill Zoo‘s and the Children’s Museum of Illinois’ annual Critter Egg Hunt.

Heat times are between 1 & 2 p.m.

This event is free and open to children aged walking – 10.
Zoo admission will be $2 before and after the egg hunt.

For more information, call Scovill Zoo at 421-7435

Scovill Zoo Opening Day!

Scovill Zoo Opening Day

April 2 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

2021 Opening Day!

Monday – Friday: 9:30 – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 – 6 p.m.

Last admission taken 1 hour before closing.

Boo at the Zoo Guidelines

Scovill Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo is going to look a little different this year so please read the guidelines below!

• Feeling sick? Please stay home. We will refund or transfer you tickets to another date if space is available.
• Arrive 5 minutes before your departure time slot begins.
• You may enter the zoo anytime during your 30 minute time slot and take as long as you wish to walk the zoo grounds.
• Face masks (not costume masks) are required in the gift shop and while walking the zoo grounds.
• Use marked social distancing while waiting in line.
• Following CDC and IDPH guidelines the train and carousel are not operating at this time.
• Please reserve your tickets online. Walk ups are not guaranteed entry as several of the dates and times are sold out due to CDC recommended capacity.

Thank you for supporting Scovill Zoo with your ticket purchase. Funds raised during Boo at the Zoo are used to provide food and care to our animals throughout the winter.

Donations to the zoo are welcomed.

Boo at the Zoo 2020!

Boo at the Zoo is back this year!

No more waiting in that long line, this year we’re requiring reservations to help ensure a safe and healthy environment for all!

Reserve your spot at HERE!

Boo at the Zoo dates start October 16!