The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is a non-profit organization governed by the Forest Park Zoological Society. Situated in Forest Park, a 735 acre woodland park in Springfield, The Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.

The Zoo is dedicated to wildlife education, offers a variety of educational programs and special events for children and adults. Zoo On The Go, Guided Tours and Discovery Programs can be adapted to all age groups and interests. With different events almost every weekend, The Zoo allows guests of all ages to explore multiple aspects of science while having fun. Animal Tales in July and August introduces the mystery and excitement of nature through literature. Zoo Camp, during both winter and summer school vacations allows all children ages 6-13 to explore nature, discover wildlife and meet exotic creatures.

     Board Members

  • Nathan Bazinet- Board President
  • Daniel Burack
  • Nunzio Bruno
  • Jeanne Elin
  • Theodore Hebert
  • Carol Levine
  • Nancy Piela
  • Evan Plotkin
  • Barbara Skroback
  • Alison Bartlett-O'Donald, Esq
  • Rebecca Connolly
  • Alfonso Santaniello
  • Richard Greco