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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.

    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.

  • 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.


    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! 

  • Zoo on the Go Education Programs!

    How does a reptile shed its skin? What do porcupines use all those quils for? Why are parrots so good at singing? Learn the answers to these questions and more when you book a Zoo on the Go education program with The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center! Please reach out to the Education Department here for more information. 


    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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WesternMass News
Zoo News
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".
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.
June, 11th 2019
The Zoo welcomed two groups of volunteers over the past few weeks who have helped with some landscaping and painting. Come to The Zoo to check out the hard work our volunteers have helped with!
CIT Receives Big Recognition
May, 29th 2019
Molly, a three year veteran of The Zoo's Crew In Training (CIT) Program receives award for Excellence in SAE (Supported Agricultural Experience). Molly will be returning to The Zoo's CIT Program this summer.
Night of Networking at The Zoo
May, 15th 2019
On May 15th, The Zoo hosted YPS and West of the River Chamber of Commerce for a night of networking at The Zoo.
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