Zoo on the Go

Zoo on the Go is an educational outreach program that brings live animals, artifacts and other educational materials to schools, daycare centers, hospitals, retirement centers, camps and other locations. This innovative program features a variety of animal ambassadors and artifacts.

Zoo on the Go programs are designed to provide information about the animals, including their special adaptations, habitats, behavior, diets and status in the wild. Sessions provide an opportunity for students to touch and observe the animals, as well as ask individual questions. Special topics can also be arranged to correspond with classroom projects.


For groups of up to 30 participants, we offer:

30 minute presentation - $150 plus a travel fee

60 minute presentation- $250 plus a travel fee


For groups of 30 or more participants, we offer:

30 minute presentation - $200 plus a travel fee

60 minute presentation- $300 plus a travel fee


The Zoo also offers booth style presentations for fairs, events and other programs. 


If you are interested in booking an off-site birthday party, please click here to be redirected to our off-site birthday party information.

To make a reservation, or check availability, please contact the Education Department by phone at 413-733-2251, ext. 305 or by email at education@forestparkzoo.com.


          "I thought the program was wonderful! My students remained captivated by each animal. There was sufficient time for them to touch when allowed as well as ask questions. They really enjoyed the program, as did I. It's not always easy maintaining the attention of 20 or so fourth graders!" - Tara K. | Agawam, MA

Pre-purchased, timed tickets are required to visit; no tickets will be sold at the gate. Click here to purchase tickets.