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With over 200 animals and covering 15 acres, the Henson Robinson Zoo not only connects people with nature, but we also connect families with family. Our mission is to create an awareness of the fascinating diversity of life around us and to foster a sense of stewardship for every visitor, and beyond. A family trip to the zoo captures the imagination of all and these memories last a lifetime. Building these memories between families and friends while educating about and conserving our species worldwide is what brings a smile to our staff every morning as we open the gates.


The Henson Robinson Zoo is the perfect zoo for those wanting the zoo experience in a family-friendly, relaxed, and affordable environment. Enjoy the animals, chat with our knowledgeable staff, and leave with a greater appreciation for this amazing planet that we live on.


Season Passes to the Zoo: Join the Wildest Group in Town!

Become a year-round supporter of the Henson Robinson Zoo! Your support will help ensure that the Henson Robinson Zoo will continue to serve the public with quality educational and recreational experiences as well as assisting in conservation efforts through other national organizations.

Your membership also offers a variety of exciting opportunities!

  • Free admission to the zoo year-round.

  • Free or discounted admission to more than 50 zoos and aquariums across the country.

  • Invitations to special members only events and previews of new exhibits.

  • 20% discount at the Henson Robinson Zoo gift shop.

  • Additional benefits for Donors, Patron, President and Lifetime Members.

Membership Levels

  • Individual, $50

  • Family, $75

  • Donor, $100

  • Patron, $150

  • President, $300

  • Lifetime member, $800

For more information or to purchase a membership, please contact the Zoo Office at (217) 585-1821 ext. 1704, or PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP ONLINE.


Our future promises to hold great things both for the zoo and our community! We are looking forward to revamped educational programming which will encompass kids, adults, families, and teachers to ensure we are serving the needs of everyone in the district and beyond!


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