We aim to enhance the education of our community to wildlife and its conservation while providing an enjoyable and recreational experience. We provide a variety of educational opportunities that increase the awareness of nature and our environment and by developing naturalistic exhibits that create a greater appreciation for wildlife.

You can stop by the barn and see some of your favorite farm animals and feed the goats. We also have a pond stocked with Koi and other native and exotic fish that you can feed from the dock. Don’t forget to take a ride on the Zoo Choo Train or rest and enjoy an animal program at the amphitheater. There is so much to do and see!


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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