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  • SPOOKY SAFARI

    Join us for a spooky, but not too spooky, event on October 26th, from 1pm - 4pm.  The Zoo will be decorated for Halloween and feature a candy trail, face painting, pumpkin painiting, games & activities and up-close animal encounters! 

    Tickets are sold at the door the day of the event. 

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  • NEW FALL HOURS

    The Zoo will be open:

    Weekends (Saturday's & Sunday's)   10am - 4pm 

    The Zoo will be closed:

    Monday's - Friday's

    (weather permitting)

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  • Adopt an Animal

    Adopt a Zoo animal for the animal lover in your life! You can sponsor one (or more!) of over 170 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 2019 season. Once a year, the Zoo will send out updates on the animal you have chosen to sponsor.
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  • FOREST PARK ENTRANCE CLOSURE

    Beginning Monday, April 29, the City of Springfield is closing the Sumner Avenue entrance to Forest Park to repair a collapsed culvert at Swan Pond. To reach The Zoo, guests will need to use a new entrance that has been created on Trafton Road (near the Cyr Arena) or the entrance on Route 5 (alongside the Picknelly Baseball Fields on the Longmeadow side). The city expects the project to continue through the summer, with a Nov. 1 completion date.

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  • The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is excited to announce our 125th Anniversary!

     

    Click to read local media coverage related to our upcoming season.

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  • EXHIBIT SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE

    Sponsor your favorite animal exhibit at The Zoo before it's too late. Choose from over 30 exhibits to sponsor in your organization name and/or family name by clicking HERE. Sponsorhips are expected to sell quickly so secure yours today! 

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  • Zoo on the Go Education Programs

    We Bring The Zoo to YOU!

    NEW DISCOUNT OFFERED:

    $15 off any Zoo on the Go program booked and hosted from October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

    The Zoo will also deduct $5 from the required travel fee for all education programs.

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

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  • EXPLORE. LEARN. DISCOVER.

    Book your group visit today and take advantage of our special rates! Please reach out to the Eduation Department here for more information. 

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Zoo News
DAY OF CARING
September, 4th 2019
On Wednesday, September 4th, The Zoo welcomed volunteers from MassMutual for a Day of Caring.
FALL HOURS START SEPT 13, 2019
August, 23rd 2019
Please note that The Zoo's Fall Hours will begin September 13, 2019.
Brew at The Zoo 2019
August, 17th 2019
On Saturday, August 17th, The zoo hosted its Third Annual Brew at The Zoo presented by United Bank. This event raises necessary funds for our animal care department.
ZOOKEEPER FOR A DAY
June, 25th 2019
Rylee, a 12 year old who aspires to work with animals when she is older, got the chance to be up-close with our animals as a "Zookeeper for a Day".
FERGIE THE CAMEL
June, 24th 2019
If you have been to The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center recently, you may have noticed a missing fan favorite. Fergie, the Bactrian Camel has left The Zoo to return to her home in Mendon, MA.
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