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  • We are open!

    In accordance with Gov. Baker's Phase 1 regulations, all guests, including members, will need a timed-ticket to enter. Please visit our Buy Tickets page for more information and to review the new rules and regulations at The Zoo. 
  • Tell us what you think

    Did you have an awesome experience at The Zoo? Tell us about it. Are you not comfortable visiting quite yet? Let us know why. Do you have suggestions to improve guest experience? We want to hear them. 

    Take our Guest Satisfaction Survey and let us know how we're doing. 

  • Guided Tours Now Available

    Enhance your Zoo experience with a 30-minute guided tour. A guided tour offers groups of nine of fewer in-depth knowledge of the animals at The Zoo while having all of your questions answered by a Zookeeper or Zoo Educator. A tour must be scheduled two weeks in advance and does not include the price of admission. Click here for more information. 

  • Name That Kid Raffle

    Our two littlest goats are in need of names and we're giving two lucky winners the chance to name them! Do you have the perfect name in mind? Enter our Name That Kid Raffle here for your chance to win. Only 250 tickets will be sold - buy yours today! 

  • 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.

  • Zoo Camp Enrolling Now!

    Kids ages 6-13 are invited to join us for one day, one week or multiple weeks of Zoo Camp! Campers will meet and learn about new critters, create enrichment activities for our animals, participate in scavenger hunts and make arts and crafts all while having fun and making friends. Register your child here

  • Adopt an Animal

    Adopt a Zoo animal for the animal lover in your life! You can sponsor one (or more!) of over 200 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 2020 season. Once a year, the Zoo will send out updates on the animal you have chosen to sponsor.
  • Virtual Zoo on the Go Education Programs

    We Bring The Zoo to YOU via Zoom or Google Classroom!

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


    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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WesternMass News
Zoo News
The Zoo Opens with New Regulations
July, 2nd 2020
It was opening day at the Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center in Springfield — a full nine weeks later than usual — but Sarah Tsitso liked what she saw. “People are definitely responding,” said Tsitso, the zoo’s executive director, as guests took advantage of a new timed…
January, 8th 2020
The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center has successfully completed 125 years of serving the greater Springfield community. We look forward to the next 125 years and to continue educating the community on wildlife education, conservation and rehabilitation.
'Zoo Night' at Bright Nights
December, 13th 2019
On December 11th, The Zoo opened its doors for one special night during Bright Nights. Over 200 guests were able to view The Zoo at night and enjoy special visits from Santa and the Grinch!
November, 8th 2019
Balise is once again showcasing its exceptional commitment to community by donating a new, fully wrapped, 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe for The Zoo’s education programs. We are so thankful to General Manager, Brian Houser and his team at Balise Hyundai in Springfield!
November, 4th 2019
The Zoo is now closed for the winter. We want to thank all our guests and members that made this such a successful season. Please stay posted for special event openings over the winter season!
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