We are looking for artists of all ages to design an original, one-of-a-kind piece of art featuring at least (1) of our animal residents to be profesionally rendered on a bumper sticker and sold in our Gift Shop (all proceeds benefit our animal care).


  • 12 and under (for all artists ages 12 and younger) 
  • Adult (for all artists over the age of 12)

ONE winner from each category will be recognized on our Social Media pages (Facebook & Instagram) and website

ONE winner from each category will win a Close Encounters Tour of The Zoo for up to four guests (one supervising parent/guardian/adult must be present)


DEADLINE: December 31st, 2019. Winners to be announced in January 2020. 


Please click here for an application. 

Please click here for a template. 

month of november

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Purchase a Give Back Bag from Stop & Shop located at 1277 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA and The Zoo will receive a $1 donation. 

december 11th - 'zoo night' at bright nights

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Stop by The Zoo in Forest Park during your Bright Nights visit on Dec 11th!

Tickets are available at The Zoo entrance.

$5 - Adults
Free - Children 12 and under
Free - Military families with active ID
$3 - Adult Zoo members

The Zoo is not affiliated with the Spirit of Springfield or Bright Nights. While we are THRILLED to be collaborating with this amazing organization, we wanted to make sure our guests (and potential guests) understand that entrance into Bright Nights is a separate cost, charged by Spirit of Springfield, per vehicle, at the main entrance to the park. This is not a fee imposed or collected by The Zoo. Once inside Bright Nights, those who want to spend some time visiting the animals in The Zoo will pay $5 per adult (it's FREE for children!) at the front gate of The Zoo.