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As of June 15, advanced tickets are recommended but no longer required to visit. Click here to purchase tickets. 
  • Updated Procedures

    As of June 15, The Zoo in Forest Park updated its operating procedures to stay consistent with state regulations and CDC guidelines. 

  • The Zoo is Open!

    The Zoo is open 7 days a week, from 10-4, weather permitting. Non-members need to pre-purchase tickets ahead of their visit. Click here to purchase tickets. Members no longer need a reservation to visit The Zoo. 

  • Exhibit Sponsorships Available for 2021

    Exhibit sponsorships are now available for the 2021 season. Exhibit sponsorships are valid for one year and include signage and social media recognition. Click here to see which exhibits are available to sponsor. 

  • Virtual Zoo on the Go Education Programs

    We Bring The Zoo to YOU via Zoom or Google Classroom!

    Please reach out to the Education Department here for more information. 

  • Donations

    Do you have fresh produce or meat at home that you would like to donate? 

    Check out our wish list of produce and meat here.

    If you have something to donate, please reach out to Gabry via email at or via phone at 413-733-2251, ext. 304.

  • Adopt an Animal

    Adopt a Zoo animal for the animal lover in your life! You can sponsor one (or more!) of over 200 animals that call The Zoo in Forest Park their home. Each sponsorship package will include a welcome letter with your selected animal’s personal story, including the details of how they came to be at The Zoo, and two one-day passes for the 2020 season. Once a year, the Zoo will send out updates on the animal you have chosen to sponsor.

Pre-purchased, timed tickets are recommended for ease of entry but no longer required to visit The Zoo. 

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Zoo News
Local Legislators Announce $125k in Pandemic Relief for The Zoo in Forest Park
May, 4th 2021
Monday, May 3 The Zoo in Forest Park welcomed local legislators, including Sen. Eric Lesser, Rep. Carlos Gonzalez, Rep. Bud Williams, Sen. Adam Gomez and Springfield City Councilor Malo Brown as they announced $125,000 in pandemic relief funding for The Zoo. Due to the pandemic,…
Environmental Science major provides a hands-on experience for Springfield College students
February, 4th 2021
The Zoo's internship program is just one of many that provide Environmental Science majors at Springfield College with real-world, hands-on experience in the field they are studying.
A.W. Brown's Raises Money for Winter Animal Care
February, 3rd 2021
A.W. Brown's partnered with The Zoo in Forest Park during the month of November to help raise money for winter animal care.
2020 Holiday Gift Guide
December, 14th 2020
From your kids to your significant other, we have gifts for everyone on your list. Get your shopping done without ever having to leave your house!
Virtual Trivia Fundraiser to Raise Money for Winter Animal Care
October, 7th 2020
The Zoo in Forest Park will be hosting a second Virtual Trivia Night on Oct. 21. All money raised will go towards winter animal care. Donations can be made at Email to register a team of six or fewer.
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