Henson Robinson Zoo

1100 E Lake Shore Dr

Springfield, IL 62712



The Henson Robinson Zoo is a part of the Springfield Park District (Click here). It has animals from Australia, Africa, Asia and North and South America. There are exhibits from more than 80 species of native and exotic animals. Check out their Facebook page (Click here).


General Hours:

March - October

Open daily from 10am to 5pm

The month of November

Only Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm

Closed for the Winter


Admission Rates:

Adults: $6.25

Children (3-12): $4.50

Seniors (62+): $4.75


The Henson Robinson Zoo is a smaller zoo and relies on volunteers throughout the year for many reasons, from office work to greeting visitors to help with the grounds and events. Regardless of the size of a zoo, zoos need long term interns, regular volunteers, or a one time deal. Even though zoos aren’t as busy during the winter, they could still use some help with tasks like decorating for the holidays. If you're looking for an interesting service opportunity, why not spend your time at the zoo?