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the zoo is open weekends and mass. April vacation week.

  • Wildlife on Wheels Education Programs

    We Bring The Zoo to YOU during our Wildlife on Wheels 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. 

  • 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 2024 season. 
The Zoo is open weekends only and daily during Conn. and Mass. April Vacation Week (4/8-4/21)
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Zoo News

Forest Park Zoo wins third national award for education programming
November, 9th 2023
SPRINGFIELD – For the third time in as many years, The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center has been nationally recognized for its innovative education programs.
Spooky Safari '23 at The Zoo in Forest Park
October, 19th 2023
The Zoo in Forest Park will host its annual Spooky Safari, presented by M&T Bank, on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Brew at The Zoo 2023
July, 3rd 2023
The Zoo in Forest Park hosts their 5th Brew at The Zoo fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 5.
Clint Screechwood "Superb Owl' Fin-owl-ist
January, 27th 2023
Clint Screechwood, a one-eye eastern screech owl, is competing for Superb Owl of the Year in BonusFinder's Superb Owl Awards.
Joan Kagan joins Zoo in Forest Park’s Board of Directors
November, 9th 2022
SPRINGFIELD – At its October meeting, The Zoo in Forest Park’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to add long-time nonprofit leader Joan Kagan to the board.

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