Friend of the Zoo!

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 Humbolt penguins! For more information or to purchase your FOZ membership, call 217/421-7435 today!

Click here for the 2021 FOZ membership form!

2021 FOZ Membership Fees
Individual Membership: $47.00/year
Grandparent Membership: $47.00/year
Family Membership: $95.00/year

Membership Benefits

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

Members’ Rides Pass – $135

Families with FOZ memberships are invited to try the Members Rides Pass, a real convenience for those who frequently visit the zoo! For just $135, families can ride the train and carousel as may times as they wish. Eligible for FOZ Family Memberships only. Other FOZ members may purchase train and carousel tickets for their guests at the member discounted rate.


$28 Zoo Fun Pack ($34 value)

Zoo Fun Packs make great gifts for your favorite animal lovers!

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

To purchase a Zoo Fun Pack, call the zoo office at 421-7435.