Skip to Content
  • Your local, independent, non-profit Zoo

  • Your local, independent, non-profit Zoo

  • Your local, independent, non-profit Zoo

From The Director

For over 50 years, The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center has educated and engaged countless children and families throughout our community.  Every day I am humbled and honored to volunteer in this capacity; to watch over 44,000 people enter our gates annually; to interact with over 150 native and exotic animals; and to stand alongside an amazing team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to ensure that our animal residents are happy and healthy, our members and guests engaged, and The Zoo that we all love flourishes for another half century.  The foundation of our success is built by the members of our community, like you, who support us by making a gift, purchasing a membership, or volunteering their valuable time.  You are the stakeholders in The Zoo; my team and I work every day to provide you with an experience that is educational, entertaining, and engaging.  Thank you for supporting your local, independent, non-profit zoo!

-Nathan Bazinet
Interim Executive Director

The Zoo is Open for Summer!
Poncho's Mailbox

Ask Poncho a question about the zoo, animal life and more!

Learn More

WesternMass News
Zoo News

Test Blog

June, 15th 2017
Short Description Short Description Short Description Short Description Short Description

Now Accepting Applications

May, 25th 2017
We are now accepting Summer Applications!

April 2017

April, 23rd 2017
April 23rd-29th is National Volunteer Week - a time to express gratitude and appreciation for all who dedicate their time and service to others without asking for anything in return.

March 2017

March, 19th 2017
As fun as the snow has been, we are beyond excited for the start of the 2017 season. A few of the great things in the works include: exciting new keeper talks and education programming, upgrades to our grounds and exhibits, and more!

February 2017

February, 12th 2017
You have the greatest impact. Without a strong, supportive community of individuals, like you, we would not be able to provide these educational, fun, and engaging opportunities for thousands of children and families every year.
Get Zoo News

Subscribe to get the latest news on our exhibits and events.

From Facebook
Membership Admissions Donate