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The zoo's annual spooky safari will be oct. 30. advanced tickets required to attend. click here to purchase.
  • First Encounters

    A beginner animal experience for children 36 months and younger! Children and their caregivers will meet animal ambassadors and hear a story or create a craft about the animal they meet. First Encounters takes place Thursday, Oct. 28. Pre-registration is required.

  • Spooky Safari 2021

    Our annual Spooky Safari is Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10-4. Kids ages 0-12 will enjoy grab-and-go stations around The Zoo with crafts, candy, books, pumpkins and more. Pre-purchased tickets required. Click here to purchase. 

  • Zoo School Group Class

    Zoo School is a unique way for your home schooler or small group to participate in hands-on STEAM activities that meet Massachusetts state education standards. Each one-hour lesson has a different focus. Sign up for your favorite (or all of them!) here

  • Updated Procedures

    As of Sept. 13, The Zoo in Forest Park updated its operating procedures to stay consistent with city and state regulations and CDC guidelines. 

  • Book your fall field trip now

    Enjoy a fun-filled day at The Zoo with a fall field trip! Explore The Zoo on your own or add on a Guided Tour for a more interactive experience. Scavenger hunts and Discovery Programs are also available to make your trip a little more wild. Click here for more information. 

  • Zoo on the Go Education Programs

    We Bring The Zoo to YOU during our Zoo on the Go 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. 

Pre-purchased, timed tickets are recommended for ease of entry but no longer required to visit The Zoo. 

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Zoo News
Forest Park Zoo’s education director receives national award
September, 24th 2021
Caroline Cay Adams, education director for The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center, received the Janet McCoy Excellence in Public Education Award from the American Association of Zookeepers during a virtual presentation held Aug. 31.
Zoo on the Go Program Brings Animals to Adams
July, 6th 2021
The Zoo in Forest Park's Zoo on the Go program brings animal ambassadors to groups all over Western Mass and Connecticut. Zoo Educators teach the groups about native species, conservation efforts, the importance of responsible pet ownership, adaptations and more.
Local Legislators Announce $125k in Pandemic Relief for The Zoo in Forest Park
May, 4th 2021
Monday, May 3 The Zoo in Forest Park welcomed local legislators, including Sen. Eric Lesser, Rep. Carlos Gonzalez, Rep. Bud Williams, Sen. Adam Gomez and Springfield City Councilor Malo Brown as they announced $125,000 in pandemic relief funding for The Zoo. Due to the pandemic,…
Environmental Science major provides a hands-on experience for Springfield College students
February, 4th 2021
The Zoo's internship program is just one of many that provide Environmental Science majors at Springfield College with real-world, hands-on experience in the field they are studying.
A.W. Brown's Raises Money for Winter Animal Care
February, 3rd 2021
A.W. Brown's partnered with The Zoo in Forest Park during the month of November to help raise money for winter animal care.
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