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  • BREW AT THE ZOO

    Join us Saturday, August 17th for our Third Annual Brew at The Zoo presented by United Bank!  Drink beer, enjoy live music, visit our animals & fill up on food trucks! 

    Purchase Tickets Here!

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  • FOREST PARK ENTRANCE CLOSURE

    Beginning Monday, April 29, the City of Springfield is closing the Sumner Avenue entrance to Forest Park to repair a collapsed culvert at Swan Pond. To reach The Zoo, guests will need to use a new entrance that has been created on Trafton Road (near the Cyr Arena) or the entrance on Route 5 (alongside the Picknelly Baseball Fields on the Longmeadow side). The city expects the project to continue through the summer, with a Nov. 1 completion date.

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  • Adopt an Animal

    Adopt a Zoo animal for the animal lover in your life! You can sponsor one (or more!) of over 170 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 2019 season. Once a year, the Zoo will send out updates on the animal you have chosen to sponsor.
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  • The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is excited to announce our 125th Anniversary!

     

    Click to read local media coverage related to our upcoming season.

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  • EXHIBIT SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE

    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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  • Zoo on the Go Education Programs!

    How does a reptile shed its skin? What do porcupines use all those quils for? Why are parrots so good at singing? Learn the answers to these questions and more when you book a Zoo on the Go education program with The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center! Please reach out to the Education Department here for more information. 

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  • EXPLORE. LEARN. DISCOVER.

    Book your group visit today and take advantage of our special rates! Please reach out to the Eduation Department here for more information. 

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VOLUNTEERS AT THE ZOO
June, 11th 2019
The Zoo welcomed two groups of volunteers over the past few weeks who have helped with some landscaping and painting. Come to The Zoo to check out the hard work our volunteers have helped with!
CIT Receives Big Recognition
May, 29th 2019
Molly, a three year veteran of The Zoo's Crew In Training (CIT) Program receives award for Excellence in SAE (Supported Agricultural Experience). Molly will be returning to The Zoo's CIT Program this summer.
Night of Networking at The Zoo
May, 15th 2019
On May 15th, The Zoo hosted YPS and West of the River Chamber of Commerce for a night of networking at The Zoo.
NEW AT THE ZOO - GRAY FOX
May, 11th 2019
The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center has welcomed a new resident, Gandalf the Gray Fox! Gandalf came to us from a rehabilitation center in Jupiter, FL.
FOREST PARK ENTRANCE CLOSURE
April, 29th 2019
As of April 29th, Forest Park has closed the entrance located on Sumner Ave. A temporary entrance has been created on Trafton Road to allow access to the park & zoo.
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