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  • Brew at The Zoo Tickets on Sale Now

    Our 4th annual Brew at The Zoo presented by PDC, Inc. is Saturday, August 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join us for a day of craft beer samples, a home brew competition, live entertainment, food trucks, games and animal interactions.

    Tickets are on sale now! Click here to purchase yours. All existing tickets bought for the original September date have been transferred to the new date.

  • The Zoo is now open all week

    The Zoo in Forest Park is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at The Zoo gate. For more information on hours and pricing, click here

  • 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
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…
Forest Park Zoo receives second national award for education programming
January, 24th 2022
For the second time in six months, The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is being recognized for its innovative education programming. Most recently, The Zoo received the 2021 Educational Award of Excellence, presented by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) for its…
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,…
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