Due to this Saturday's forecast, The Zoo will open for the 2023 season on Saturday, April 1. We will be open weekends only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Mother's Day. We will, however, be open all week for both Connecticut and Massachusetts school vacation weeks. (April 10-14 and April 17-21). 

The Zoo is open on the following holidays:
Mother's Day
Memorial Day
Father's Day
Fourth of July 
Labor Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day

always check here and our Facebook page for up-to-date info regarding our hours of operation.


The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is an independent non-profit located inside of a city park. The City of Springfield charges a daily parking fee of $3 per in-state and $5 per out-of-state passenger car CASH ONLY. All buses and larger vehicles are charged $15 per vehicle. These prices are subject to change and the money is not managed or collected by The Zoo.