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  • We are open!

    In accordance with Gov. Baker's 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. 
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  • Spooky Safari

    The Zoo in Forest Park's annual Spooky Safari will be held October 31, 2020! Click here to find out all about it!

  • 2021 Early Bird Memberships Available Now

    The end of the 2020 Zoo Season is near! Looking forward to 2021 already? Puchase your 2021 Early Bird Membership now! These special discounted memberships are only available until December 1st, so don't delay! Visit our Membership Page to purchase!

  • 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. 

  • Let's go on a Zooventure!

    Pack your bags, we're going on a Zooventure! This virtual education program is suitable for grades k-5 and features daily STEAM lessons and activities perfect for at-home learning or educators looking to shake up their lesson plans. Venture here for more details. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.
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Zoo News
Virtual Trivia Fundraiser to Raise Money for Winter Animal Care
October, 7th 2020
The Zoo in Forest Park will be hosting a second Virtual Trivia Night on Oct. 21. All money raised will go towards winter animal care. Donations can be made at Email to register a team of six or fewer.
The Zoo needs your help naming two baby Pygmy Goats
August, 12th 2020
Forest Park Zoo in Springfield is on the “quest for the perfect name” for two baby Pygmy Goats but they need your help. The zoo is hosting a Name That Kid raffle, in which two lucky raffle winners will get the chance to each name a goat.
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!
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