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Address: 302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01138
Phone Number: 413-733-2251
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This zoo, featuring over 200 exotic and domestic animals, was the...
This zoo, featuring over 200 exotic and domestic animals, was the inspiration for Dr. Seuss and his stories. Dedicated to wildlife education, the zoo provides educational programs for children and adults.
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It's a great little zoo with animals you would never think would be in Springfield. I highly recommend this place for birthday parties. Always such a good time. And check your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Forest Park is a wonderful park, especially the Zoo. Reasonable fee to enter. Very clean, all sorts of animals and children will love it.

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connecticut
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68 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice addition to Forest Park. Good trip for the summer when the kids are out of school or even if you vacationing in the area. The zoo in small but there is lots to see. If you really drag you feet and read the education info at all areas you can do the Zoo in 3 hours. Entrance fee is... More 

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Springfield
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I am an animal care volunteer and have been for 12+ years. The zoo is a wonderful place for kids and adults alike. The zoo offers many interactions with animals. It is a great place for everyone to learn about nature. The staff is always willing to answer questions. It is a friendly environment.

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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It's a great little zoo with animals you would never think would be in Springfield. I highly recommend this place for birthday parties. Always such a good time. And check your local library as free passes are most likely available.

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Is really nice to have this type of places in the middle of the cities, that people can go and have a great time with their young ones. Yes it needs a little more attention with the enclosures for some of the animals, like the bird cage for the owls. They need to stretch their wings, this was the only... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I have given this a very good mainly because it is a fun, safe destination to take young kids to and is set in an amazing park: Forest Park is extensive and has a lot of interesting areas to explore with play areas, duck pond, sports fields, tennis, picnic areas etc. I would recommend spending a day at the park,... More 

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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great day at the zoo with the whole family (including two teens). The animals were great, the staff was knowledgeable, and the train ride was fun. It's not a large zoo, but there are plenty of animals to see. They had a 12 week old tiger which was so cute. You can see that they animals are well cared for,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Spent a great day at the zoo today, they where in process of filming for a movie also! Kids had a ton of fun ages 7 and 9!

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Englishtown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Nice little zoo, perfect for families with toddlers, just the right amount of animals and space for their little legs. Nice staff. Also a plus is the park the zoo is surrounded by. It has a water park, and a few nice play areas for the kids.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If your looking for a place to bring the grand kids for the afternoon. This is the place. We had a great time and also took a ride on the train.

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Additional Information about Zoo in Forest Park

Address: 302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01138
Phone Number: 413-733-2251
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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