Due to the weather forecast we have rescheduled our eggstravaganza event to april 27th!  



While Easter is a little late this year, The Zoo will once again host its annual Eggstravaganza. Stop by on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon to collect goodie-filled eggs along the bunny trail, enjoy face painting, EGGciting animal enrichment and some up-close encounters with the animals you've missed all winter! This is an allergy-friendly event. Tickets will only be sold at the door April 27.

Adults: $5.00
Seniors: $3.50
Child 12 & Under: $3.25
Member adult: $3.50
Member senior: $2.00
Member child 12 & Under: $1.75

*Please note we do not accept Library Memberships or Groupon passes during the times of our event.

Click here to be redirected to the Eggstravaganza Facebook Event Page.



Join The Zoo in Forest Park for its third annual Wine Safari on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The concept of Wine Safari is unique to our area. Eight wine tasting stations will be set up throughout the first floor of the new Valley Venture Mentors space at 276 Bridge St., Springfield, where guests can sample wines from different parts of the world, such as South Africa, the United States, Italy, Germany and Argentina.

Each station – and each geographic region represented – will feature animals from The Zoo in Forest Park that are indigenous to that particular area. Guests will be able to sample wine, interact with the animals, and learn about the animals’ natural habitats. Zookeepers will be on hand to provide information about the animals and lead any interaction activities.

Admission is $40, which includes the wine tasting, animal interactions and a variety of hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available.

Our previous Wine Safaris were sell-outs, so buy your tickets now before it's too late!

This event is 21+, and IDs will be checked at the door. 

Tickets are sold at www.eventbrite.com