The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is always looking for donations to help us provide the best care for our animals and guests.  If you are interested in donating any of the items below, please reach out to Brooke via email, or by phone, 413-733-2251 ext 304.  

Animal Care:

  • Rakes
  • Dog Toys
  • Cat Toys
  • Reptile Substrate (Eco Earth & Reptile Sand)
  • Parrot Toys


  • Screws (Phillips)
  • Nails
  • Shovels
  • Scrap Lumber (at least a foot long)


  • Pond Nets
  • Field Identification Guides
  • Craft Supplies (markers, crayons, pipecleaners, popsicle sticks, craft paper, craft foam, felt, fabric, etc.)
  • Paper Plates
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Cups
  • Clip Boards
  • Office Supplies (sticky notes, pens, pencils, child safety scissors)

Gift Shop/Ticket Booth:

  • Windex
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Fish Food (Goldfish Flakes)
  • Scissors
  • Staplers
  • Scotch Tape
  • Golf Pencils