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What Makes a Good Pet? Scovill Zoo Program

Learn about pets and meet some in this program for 4-8 year olds!



June 21, 2023
10:00am - 11:00am


Children's Auditorium




What: What Makes a Good Pet?
When: Wednesday, June 21, 10 - 11 am
Who: Kids 4 to 8 years old
Where: Children's Auditorium

What animals make good pets and how do we choose a pet that will fit best with our lifestyle? What is needed to take care of these animals? Join us as Scovill Zoo’s mobile zoo program discusses “What Makes a Good Pet?" Kids will enjoy about an hour-long presentation as zoo volunteers take out several animal ambassadors for the kids to see up close and touch.

This program is for kids 4 to 8 years old. Space is limited, so advance registration is required.

If the program registration is full, you can click here to get on the Waiting List.

If you register and cannot attend, please let us know in advance by emailing us at, or calling the Children's Desk at 217-424-2900 ext. 5, so we can open your child's spot to another family.

Presented by Scovill Zoo, the Decatur Park District.

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You will receive a confirmation email of your registration, but depending on how busy the system is, it may take a little while.