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The zoo will be open for zoo night at bright nights on 12/8 from 5:30-8 p.m. for those attending bright nights.
entry to zoo is in addition to the cost to enter bright nights. click for details.
  • Zoo Night at Bright Nights

    The Zoo will be open for one night only during Spirit of Springfield's Bright Nights. Visit The Zoo during your Bright Nights visit on Dec. 8 between 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets sold at entrance. Click here for more details!

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  • Winter Wonderland Zoo Stroll

    Join us for a beginner animal experience at The Zoo. Meet animals up-close and learn from a Zoo Educator. This program is best suited for children 5 and younger but all are invited to attend. Registration required. Click here to register. 

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  • 2022 Zoo Calendars Available

    This 12-month calendar features professional photos of a different animal resident each month taken by keeper and in-house photographer, Bob Harris. Click here to purchase yours in support of the animals at The Zoo in Forest Park. 

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  • Zoo on the Go Education Programs

    We Bring The Zoo to YOU during our Zoo on the Go programs. Learn about a wide variety of species from a Zoo Educator and meet our animals up-close-and-personal. 

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

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  • 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 gabry@forestparkzoo.com or via phone at 413-733-2251, ext. 304.

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  • Sponsor an Animal

    Do you love animals as much as we do? Adopt one (or two) for you or the animal lover in your life! Sponsoring an animal is a great way to support the work we do at The Zoo. Each sponsorship package includes a welcome letter with your animal’s personal story, a fact sheet about the species and two one-day passes for the 2021 season. 
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Forest Park Zoo’s education director receives national award
September, 24th 2021
Caroline Cay Adams, education director for The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center, received the Janet McCoy Excellence in Public Education Award from the American Association of Zookeepers during a virtual presentation held Aug. 31.
Zoo on the Go Program Brings Animals to Adams
July, 6th 2021
The Zoo in Forest Park's Zoo on the Go program brings animal ambassadors to groups all over Western Mass and Connecticut. Zoo Educators teach the groups about native species, conservation efforts, the importance of responsible pet ownership, adaptations and more.
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.
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