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Zoo Membership

New 'Close Encounters' guided tours for the 2017 season!

Go behind the scenes for an up close look at our animal friends' day-to-day lives, feeding schedules, enrichment activities and hands-on interactions available through the Family Exclusive Membership package.


Up to two adults (ages 18+), three children (ages 4+) and two unnamed guests (ages 4+) will step behind the fences for a 5-part tour of our facility, guided by one of our knowledgeable staff members. Discuss nutritional needs of the Zoo's inhabitants and participate in animal feedings alongside your guide.  Meet our seasonal newborns and interact with creatures you never thought you would! Once in a lifetime moments with scaly, furry and feathered friends will create lasting memories during your Close Encounters at the Zoo in Forest Park!

Certain restrictions apply. Please contact Nick Kinsman at 413-733-2251 ext 304 for more info.

 All Membership levels include:

  • Unlimited free admission to the Zoo for the 2017 season
  • 10% discounts at the gift shop (excluding animal feed)
  • Birthday party discounts
  • Special events discounts
  • Zoo Camp discounts
  • Discounts to local and non-local zoos
  • 4 animal feed coupons
*Terms and Conditions:
Membership packages do not include entrance fee into Forest Park. Forest Park parking passes can be purchased for $10 each when you buy or renew your membership, limit (2) two. Pass is valid during current calendar year only (Jan-Dec) from day of purchase. Car must be registered to named member. Passes cannot be purchased at this rate from the park's department and stickers are non-transferable. 
Memberships are valid during the 2017 open season and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.  Named adults are responsible for their children/guests and must accompany them at all times. Children must be under 18. Memberships are non-transferable; Member card and photo ID are required for entry into the Zoo. Loss of membership card will result in a $10 replacement fee.
Family Exclusive

NEW LEVEL! Two named adults and up to 3 children or grandchildren under the age of 18, plus two unnamed guests, any age. Includes 1 guided tour during 2017 season and recognition in printed communications

Family Plus

Two named adults and up to 3 children or grandchildren under the age of 18 PLUS two unnamed guests.

Adult Couple

Two named adults living in the same household.

Senior Couple

Two named adults 62+ living in the same household.


One named adult

Offline Mail-In Form

Download and fill out this form to purchase a membership offline. 

Mail-In Form (PDF)



For additional membership information or questions, contact Nick Kinsman at (413) 733-2251 ext. 304 or 

Library Memberships

We would love to share the wonders of our Zoo with your library patrons! A Library Membership includes one card for unlimited visits for 12 months, up to 5 FREE admissions for each visit, and discounts on train tickets and gift shop merchandise.


Library Membership Form 2017.pdf

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