Extraordinary Experiences at Scovill Zoo!

Have you ever wanted to get up close to some of Scovill Zoos animals? Then consider these extraordinary experience for a special occasion, birthday gift, anniversary gift, or just to learn more about some of the animals at Scovill Zoo.

Scovill Zoo Penguin Tour (30 minutes)
• Assist the keeper in prepping fish and feeding the penguins.
• Behind-the-scenes look in the penguin building mechanical room, indoor holding area, and nesting area.
• Learn about the keepers’ jobs each day to clean the penguin exhibit.
Tours are offered Fridays from 9:30 to 10 a.m. (not during penguin molt – July/August or nesting season – April/May or Sept/Oct). Times may vary (Saturday tours may be available upon request). Tour is offered for one to six people, aged 8 and up. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult for every two kids preferred).
Cost: $150
Note: For your safety, birds may not be touched unless instructed by the keeper. Penguins can bite!


Scovill Zoo Red Panda Encounter (30 minutes)
• This encounter is offered for up to 4 individuals.
• Guests will learn about red pandas in the wild and at Scovill Zoo.
• Guests will be given the opportunity to feed a red panda, although cooperation is not guaranteed!
Encounters are offered Wednesdays 9:30 to 10 a.m. Other days or times will be scheduled separately upon availability. Encounters are not offered during breeding season or if baby red pandas are on exhibit.
Cost: $150

Please call 217/421-7435 for more information or to reserve your Scovill Zoo experience.