2020 Summer Program updates:
Meet exotic creatures.
Please email the education department at email@example.com or
call us at 413-733-2251, ext. 305 with any questions.
Looking to go a little wild during YOUR SCHOOl break?
9 a.m. to 4 p.m WEEKDAYS during school breaks for 6 to 13 year olds.
- Animal Circle - meet a new highlighted animal each day
- Diet Prep Demonstrations - see what goes into preparing diets for over 200 animals at The Zoo
- Enrichment Activities - create toys and foraging games for the goats, sheep, birds and other animals!
- Scavenger Hunts
- Arts & Crafts
- And much more
- Nonmembers 1 week session: $250
- Members 1 week session: $230
- Daily rates: $60 nonmember/ $55 member
- Before-care (drop-off at 8 a.m.): $10/per day
- Please send campers in weather-appropriate clothes each day. Zoo Camp spends most of the day outdoors!
REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 3 P.M. THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SESSION.
The Zoo will not process refunds for Zoo camp unless accompanied by a doctor's note.
UPDATE: Due to restrictions set in place by the state of Massachusetts to control the spread of Covid-19, The Zoo in Forest Park will NOT be hosting our annual April Vaction Zoo Camp.
"As a resident of Springfield, my family has become regular visitors of The Forest Park Zoo. My 10 year old son started at Zoo Camp three summers ago, and it was definitely a great decision for my family. My son has discovered a love for all types of animals, he has learned a lot, and has not complained of a boring day yet. I also have to say the staff is great. They are very helpful to my husband and I, and show patience and attention to our son. I have to tell you that if my child had a choice, he would spend everyday visiting The Zoo. Thank you all for spending days with the Twining family." - Frances Twining | Springfield, MA
Open Daily: closed to closed
Weekends: closed to closed
Seniors (Age 62+): $7.00
Children (Ages 1 to 12): $5.00