Scovill Zoo’s Opening Day and Spring Hours

Scovill Zoo opens for the season on Saturday, April 6. Hours of operation will be 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, with the last admission one hour before closing. Admission is $6.95 for adults, $5.95 for seniors, $4.95 for children aged 2 – 12 and free for children under 2. Admission is free on Thursdays beginning June 6.

Scovill Zoo houses 400 animals spanning six continents, the Scovill Sculpture Park, Project Playground, Endangered Species Carousel, and the ZO & O Express Train.

The ZO&O Express Train will be running the regular, 1-mile route. Once the train extension project, funded by a $2 million donation from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation is complete, the track will connect the zoo with the Children’s Museum of Illinois and run along the lakefront across a 35-foot high bridge.

Spring Hours: April 6 – May 24

Week Days: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.