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  • We are not re-opening yet, but stay tuned!

    The Springfield Parks Commission approved The Zoo in Forest Park's re-opening plan on Wednesday; however, The Zoo will not be allowed to open until the city has hired attendants for the park bathrooms. We remain in communication with the city about the timeline, and hope the positions will be filled quickly. Once the attendants are in place, The Zoo will open using a new, online, timed ticketing system. This system will enable us to limit guests' contact with each other and with Zoo staff. More details on the new ticketing system, and how you can access tickets, will be posted in the next few days.
  • 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 Caroline via email at or via phone at 413-733-2251, ext. 305.

  • BUY A BRICK 2020

    Celebrate life’s moments – and The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center’s 125th anniversary - through our 2020 commemorative Buy-A-Brick program. With the purchase of a personalized marker installed in our new brick bridge, you ensure that your memories become part of The Zoo’s history. 

    Click 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. 

  • 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
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!
October, 26th 2019
On Saturday, October 26th, The Zoo welcomed hundreds of children - and their families - to The Zoo for a spooky, but not too spooky, safari!
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