Scovill Zoo Coupons & Discounts

  • May 13 & 14, 2017 - Mothers Day. Moms get a FREE zoo admission wit a paid child.
  • May 29, 2017 - Veterans receive free admission and train rides all day.
  • June 18, 2017 - Dollar Dad Day, admission is $1, train rides are $1 and carousel rides are $1 for the whole family.
  • The zoo offers a Senior ticket discount for all those aged over 65.
  • Groups of 10 or more can receive a Scovill Zoo discount as well as attraction discounts. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • You can sign up for their e-newsletter to be sent to you by email.  In it, they will announce special zoo events and zoo deals.
  • FOZ members get a discount on the train and carousal ride.
  • The zoo also has a Facebook and Twitter page on which they announce zoo specials.
  • Local newspapers, ads or tourist books could have coupons for the zoo.
  • If you are a member of another zoo or aquarium, you may qualify for a discounted or FREE zoo admission.  
  • A Scovill Zoo membership may save you money if you plan on a few trips to the zoo.  It offers FREE zoo admission every day of the regular season, FREE or discounted admission to over 175 other zoos, discounts at the gift shop and more.

Scovill Zoo coupons, discounts, deals and specials change frequently and often have an expiration date.

Scovill Zoo Information

Address: 71 S. Country Club Rd., Decatur, Illinois  62521

Phone: 1-217-421-7435


Animals: about 500        

Size: 15 acres

About Scovill Zoo

Scovill Zoo is an AZA-accredited zoo and is located in the Decatur Park District. It is home to animals for the United States as well as exotic animals. A hands-on Children’s Museum is also located on the property. Although it is not a large zoo, it houses over 500 animals.

Some of the animals you can expect to see at this zoo in Decatur are wallaby, hedgehog, tamarin, monkey, prairie dog, chinchilla, meerkats, cheetah, wolf, coati, red panda, camel, deer and zebra.  The zoo has reptiles such as lizards, snakes, turtles and crocodiles as well as many birds and some invertebrates.

The Scovill Zoo also offers a petting zoo with barnyard animals as well as a train ride and a carousel ride. Some of these may be an extra charge.

Scovill Zoo Details

Scovill Zoo is closed to the public during the winter months.  It is open from April - October.

Spring and Fall hours for the zoo are Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 7pm.
Summer hours: 10am - 7pm, every day.

Regular zoo prices are $6.50, seniors (age 65 and older) $5.50, children (2-12) $4 and Children under 2 are FREE.

The zoo has a train and carousel ride. These are $2.50 and $2.00 for guests Zoo members get a $.50 discount.

Some picnic areas are provided inside the zoo with more tables located along the edge of the parking lot.


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