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Zoo in Forest Park

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 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 3 October 2018
via mobile
Birthday party

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

Reviewed 17 September 2018
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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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302 Sumner Ave, Springfield, MA 01108-2329
+1 413-733-2251
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Reviewed 3 October 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

1  Thank herna413
Reviewed 17 September 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.

Thank DougandMeg
Reviewed 30 August 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...

Thank DaryllSS
Reviewed 17 August 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.

Thank shuttergardenimages
Reviewed 11 July 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

3  Thank julese686
Reviewed 10 July 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.

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 4 July 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

1  Thank Jack L
Reviewed 21 June 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

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 22 April 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!

1  Thank kcampaiola1995
Reviewed 18 April 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 ; )

Thank John S
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Michelle M
27 July 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