The last admission of the day is sold at 3:30pm. Parking is not included in admission price and is $3/in-state and $5/out-of-state, cash only.
The Zoo is open on the following holidays:
Fourth of July
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.
Open Daily: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weekends: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Seniors (Age 62+): $8.00
Children (Ages 1 to 12): $6.00