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The Zoo is open weekends only and on Indigenous peoples' day (10/9), weather permitting, from 10am-4pm.

Last admission is sold at 3:30pm.

  • Wine Safari - Oct. 5

    Travel the world at The Zoo in Forest Park's Wine Safari on Thursday, Oct. 5. At Wine Safari, you'll travel from "country" to "country" sampling the wines from that region and meeting the animals that live there. 

    21+ event. Tickets are required. Click here to purchase.

  • First Encounters: A beginner animal experience

    First Encounters is designed to give toddlers a first-hand look at the natural world. The 30-minute program includes an animal-themed story time, a take-home craft to match and an up-close encounter with two animal ambassadors. Afterwards, guests can enjoy a self-guided tour around The Zoo.

    Registration required. Click to learn more and register.

  • 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. 

  • 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 or via phone at 413-733-2251, ext. 304.

  • 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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Zoo News
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.
Spooky Safari returned to Forest Park Zoo
November, 2nd 2022
The Zoo hosted its annual Spooky Safari on Saturday, Oct. 29.
FPZ Board Member Honored as Difference Maker
March, 30th 2022
To us, Ted Hebert, owner of Teddy Bear Pools & Spas and longtime member of The Zoo’s Board of Directors, has always been a “difference maker.” But last week, Ted officially received this title when he was recognized as one of BusinessWest’s 2022 Difference Makers at a ceremony…
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