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The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fun for the Whole Family!

The zoo has something for everyone whether it's birds, monkeys or even a panther. My family enjoyed... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
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Birthday party

Hadn't been to this zoo in decades. Found it very clean and easy to navigate around. Has a... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
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The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is a non-profit organization governed by the Forest Park Zoological Society. Situated in Forest Park, a 735 acre woodland park in Springfield, The Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a...more
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293 Sumner Ave, Located inside Forest Park, Springfield, MA 01108-2307
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The zoo has something for everyone whether it's birds, monkeys or even a panther. My family enjoyed the zoo and after you can take a ride on the train around the park and then finish your visit with some ice cream. Nice place for a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank herna413
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Hadn't been to this zoo in decades. Found it very clean and easy to navigate around. Has a decent amount and variety of animals. Personnel is very friendly and knowledgeable. Has a great playground immediately outside the zoo.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Quiet, clean, and many varieties of animals there to explore. Children's programs during the summer and hand wash stations pepper the walking trail. I am amazed by the peacocks that cross your path...

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DaryllSS
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I visited this zoo today with my son. Very nice zoo, clean and organized. Nice selection of animals. My son loved feeding the goats.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This small zoo is inside of a beautiful and large park called Forest Park. It is $3 to enter the park if you have MA plates and $5 if you do not. I only visited the zoo, but there are trails, picnic spots, and water...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank julese686
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice little zoo. Small enough for young children. 10 dollars for adults. Then price goes down for kids. They charge 3 dollars to park because it is in a great park with playgrounds, picnic areas,bike and walking areas and restrooms.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cindy G
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Shortly after entering the zoo grounds I noticed not many animals were out with signs that said-" Sorry it's too Cold for me to today". The woman at admissions informed me that the zoo will only open if three days of three straight days of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jack L
Reviewed June 21, 2018

My husband and I visited the Zoo in Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts on the morning of Sunday, June 17, 2018. We arrived about 10:30AM and stayed for about an hour. The zoo was small, but had a very interesting collection of a wide variety...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Went through the zoo in about an hour, so the $5 admission is fair. There are a decent amount of animals including farm animals to pat. The wolf was very active!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank kcampaiola1995
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Cute little zoo in the heart of Forest Park. It won't wow you with it's size but it's a quaint spot for families or a first date ; )

Date of experience: April 2018
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March 22, 2019|
Response from TheZooInForestPark | Property representative |
Hello, The Zoo is now at full admission price for the season. $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for Seniors/Military, $5.00 Children (Ages 1-12) and Children Under 1 are FREE. You can visit our website for more information and... More
Michelle M
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Jack L | Reviewed this property |
I can not ay yes or no, unless the dog is a guide or help a handicapped person. I suggest calling the zoo directly to get the correct answer for your question