group rates:

Please note that 12 or more people are required to receive group rates.

Adult: $8.00/each
Senior: $5.00/each
Child (12 & under): $4.50/each

There is no outside food allowed inside The Zoo. Groups are permtted to picnic outside The Zoo in the park.

* The Zoo requires a completed and signed contract be returned as soon as possible to confirm the booking. Our self-guided trips and education programs book on a first come, first served basis. Please reach out to The Education Department via email at for a field trip/group trip contract. 


Add-on education programs:

Discovery Programs


Discovery Programs are hands-on educational presentations that include live animals, artifacts and other educational materials. Discovery programs are approx. 30 minutes long and feature a variety of topics and age appropriate formats.

Pond Study Programs


Pond Study Programs focus on organisms found in and around our ponds. These one hour sessions are held right inside Forest Park. Children will meet live animals and take turns at “pond-dipping” to discover animals and plants that form our freshwater pond communites.

Guided Tours


Take a guided tour with a member of our education staff and learn the history behind The Zoo and hear the unique stories of some of our animal inhabitants.

Scavenger Hunts


Scavenger Hunts are self-guided fun at The Zoo. Age appropriate sheets are distributed at the front entrance upon arrival. Children learn about The Zoo animals and their habitats while enjoying nature at its best.

Registration Forms

Forms can be emailed directly to our Education team or call to 413-733-2251 x305.

No field trip is booked without a completed contract on file.


Other notes:

Late Arrivals: During our open season, The Zoo hosts multiple programs a day. Due to this, programs will not be extended for groups that arrive after their scheduled arrival time. Educators will cover as much material as possible in the time remaining. 

Weather Conditions: The Zoo hosts programs in all weather. Please make sure all participants (adults and children) are dressed appropriately for the weather. While education programs typically take place under our tents, other areas are not necessarily covered. If there is a school cancellation, please make sure to reach out to The Zoo ahead of time to cancel or reschedule your programs at 413-733-2251.

Looking for a more personal tour of The Zoo? Visit our Tours page here.