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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.

Jul, 2015

18 Sat
Just Survive - Hosted by the Springfield Science Museum
Saturday - Jul 18th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center
Hosted by the Springfield Science Museum. Guests experience the challenges of daily survival as they assume the identities of different animals with different adaptations.
21 Tue
Zoo Keeper Week
Tuesday - Jul 21st 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday - Jul 22nd 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday - Jul 23rd 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday - Jul 24th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday - Jul 25th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us as we are taking time to celebrate our zookeepers at the Zoo in Forest Park. This fun filled week will feature keeper talks, animal feedings, and encounters with our animal ambassadors.

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!

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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