the zoo is open weekends only 10-4. ticket sales end at 3:30.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Open, 10-4
Sunday: Open, 10-4

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

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

Admission Prices


Adult: $10.00

Military & Senior: $7

Children (Ages 1 - 12): $5

Children (Under Age 1): Free 


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.