To receive the best perks and benefits of Scovill Zoo, become a Friend of the Zoo! You’ll receive free zoo admission every day of the regular season, savings at other AZA zoos and aquariums across the U.S., subscription to the Critter Chatter newsletter, discounts on party packages, family camp-outs, gift shop merchandise and more! Scovill Zoo features more than 400 animals spanning six continents, including flamingos, cheetah, zebras, and Humboldt penguins! For more information or to purchase your FOZ membership, call 217/421-7435 today! Click here for a Friend of the Zoo membership form!

FOZ Membership Fees

Individual Membership: $55.00/year
Grandparent Membership: $55.00/year
Family Membership: $110.00/year

Membership Benefits

  • FREE zoo admission every day of the regular season
  • FREE or reduced admission to 150+ zoos
  • Discounts on Zootique Gift Shop merchandise and education classes
  • Discount on birthday party packages, education classes, pajama party, and family camp outs
  • Subscription to Critter Chatter zoo newsletter
  • Invitation to our Members’ Only picnic
  • Reduced rate for train and carousel rides

Members’ Ride Pass – $145

Families with zoo memberships are invited to try the Members Rides Pass! Those who visit frequently will find unlimited train and carousel rides a real convenience. For just $145, members can ride the train and carousel as may times as they wish, all year long.

$40 Zoo Fun Pack ($65 value)

Zoo Fun Packs make great gifts for your favorite animal lovers! To purchase a Zoo Fun Pack, call the zoo office at 421-7435.

  • 4 admission tickets
  • 2 Endangered Species Carousel tickets
  • 2 snow cone tickets
  • 4 Z.O. & O. Express Train Tickets