Admission prices


Adult: $10.00

Military & Senior: $7.00

Children (Ages 1 - 12): $5.00

Children (Under Age 1): Free 


*Please note that The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center is an independent non-profit located inside of a city-run park. The City of Springfield charges a daily parking fee of $3 per in-state and $5 per out-of-state vehicle.  



Beginning Monday, April 29, the City of Springfield is closing the Sumner Avenue entrance to Forest Park to repair a collapsed culvert at Swan Pond. To reach The Zoo, guests will need to use a new entrance that has been created on Trafton Road (near the Cyr Arena) or the entrance on Route 5 (alongside the Picknelly Baseball Fields on the Longmeadow side). The city expects the project to continue through the summer, with a Nov. 1 completion date.