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Hours of Operation
The Zoo is open Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  We are open Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Weather Permitting).  Last admission ticket will be sold 1/2 hour prior to closing.

Aug, 2015

08 Sat
Slime Day
Saturday - Aug 08th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Have you ever made your own slime? Have you ever played with oobleck? When you come to the zoo, you will get to explore the wonder and fun of playing with slime and other gooey things!
29 Sat
Electricity - Hosted by the Springfield Science Museum
Saturday - Aug 29th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center
Hosted by the Springfield Science Museum - Guests explore differences between static and current electricity as they experiment with conductors, insulars, magnets, and a real Van de Graff generator, with some "shocking" results!

Sep, 2015

12 Sat
Enrichment Day
Saturday - Sep 12th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visitors and animals alike will enjoy specially created food and play items for the animals. Enrichment is intended to encourage wild behaviors, while satisfying an animal’s physical and psychological needs

Latest News

March 03, 2015
In just a few short weeks the season begins for the Zoo and Education Center in Forest Park. After a long winter the animals and staff are eager to greet guests!


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