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    The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is officially open for our 125th Anniversay Season! The Zoo will be open 10am - 4pm, weather permitting, seven days a week! 

    Adult - $10.00
    Senior/Military - $7.00
    Child (Ages 1-12) - $5.00
    Children Under 1 - FREE 

    *Weather Permitting*


    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.

  • 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.
  • 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.


    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! 

  • 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. 


    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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Zoo News
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.
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.
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.
Eggstravaganza 2019
April, 27th 2019
On April 27th, The Zoo hosted its Annual Eggstravaganza event. The day was filled with a candy trail, crafts and activities, face painting, a visit from the Easter Bunny and up-close animal interactions.
April 25th Wine Safari
April, 25th 2019
On April 25th, The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center held its third annual Wine Safari, hosted by Valley Venture Mentors. The night was filled with wine tasting and up-close animal encounters.
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