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 Gabry via email at or by phone, 413-733-2251 ext 306.  

Two raccoons snuggle together, looking at the camera.

Animal Care:


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


  • Pond Nets
  • Field Identification Guides (like this one or this one.)
  • Shallow bins
  • Craft Supplies (non-toxic paint, brushes, 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)
  • Wooden dowels (3-4 ft in length)
  • Blank coasters that can be written on
  • Animal-themed children's books

Gift Shop/Ticket Booth:

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