Monday: Open, 10-4
Tuesday: Open, 10-4​​​​​​​
Wednesday: Open, 10-4​​​​​​​
Thursday: Open, 10-4​​​​​​​
Friday: Open, 10-4​​​​​​​
Saturday: Open, 10-4
Sunday: Open, 10-4

The Zoo is open on the following holidays:

Mother's Day
Memorial Day
Father's Day
Fourth of July 
Labor Day
Columbus Day

Please always check here and our Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding our hours of operation.

Admission Prices


Adult: $10.00

Military & Senior: $7

Children (Ages 1 - 12): $5

Children (Under Age 1): Free 

*Please note that The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center is an independent non-profit located inside of a city  park. The City of Springfield charges a daily parking fee of $3 per in-state and $5 per out-of-state passenger car CASH ONLY. All buses and larger vehicles are charged $15 per vehicle. Please note that these prices are subject to change as The City of Springfield decides the parking admission prices.