Zoos & Wildlife

Zoo in Forest Park

Hampden County, MA

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Address: 290 Sumner Ave, Springfield, MA 01108, USA Number: 413 733-2251 Website Contact How do we get there?

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Fancy a WILD day out in Massachusetts? Let's head to Zoo in Forest Park then!

This popular zoo features a host of exotic and indigenous animals that represent a large variety of species found all around the world, and of course here in North America too!

The Zoo is dedicated to wildlife education, which means it's a great place for kids to go and learn. They offer a variety of educational programs as well as special events for kids and adults alike, so it really is a family experience. 

Zoo in Forest Park host different events almost every weekend which allow families to explore all aspects of science, whilst having a great time with the animals. 

Then of course, you have the animals too! Kids can come face to face with adorable pygmy hedgehogs, or count the humps on the Bactrian camel. There are bounding wallabies, slithering snakes, and the sly bobcat.  Kids can really see some beautifully exotic creatures of the world, including the stunning spotted leopard. 

Don't miss the adorable domestic animals too, including the miniature horse, Rhode Island red chicken, and the Nigerian dwarf!

Animal Tales held in July and August introduces the mystery and excitement of nature through literature. Zoo Camp, during both winter and summers school vacations are great for all children ages 6-11 where to explore nature, discover wildlife and meet exotic creatures. Sounds pretty amazing!

A wild day out in New England, where kids can learn, get close to nature, and spend time with the family!


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How much does it cost?






$3.25 (Ages 1 to 12)



Seniors $3.50


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12 months


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Any top tips?


You can have fun birthday parties at the zoo, and they offer a number of packages that you can choose from including food and live animal presentations!

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Where is it at?

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Zoo On The Go, Guided Tours, and Discovery Programs can be adapted to all age groups and interests. They also offer self-guided visits and scavenger hunts too!

Need a little extra help?


If you have questions about the accessibility of the zoo, just give them a call and they will be happy to assist!

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Massachusetts

When can we go?

10am - 3pm, weather permitting

Check online for seasonal openings

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