Birthdays at The Zoo in Forest Park

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – The Zoo in Forest Park features over 150 domestic and exotic animals, and you can even have your birthday there! Zoo Educator Ben Stafford introduced us to just a few of the animals from the zoo.

The Zoo in Forest Park
301 Sumner Avenue

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 10AM – 4PM
Saturday/Sunday 9AM – 5PM
(Weather Permitting)

For more information call (413) 733 – 2251 or visit

Birthday Parties at The Zoo
Zoo Birthday Parties are offered, rain or shine under our outdoor tents during our summer months of operation.

– 2 convenient times to choose from: 11-1 p.m. or 2-4 p.m.
– Dedicated tent, tables, tablecloths (zoo themed), chairs
– Birthday packages are for 25 people which includes children & adults
– Includes live animal presentation, scenic train ride, gift bags, party invitations, parking passes and more!

Call (413) 733-2251 X305 to inquire.

Zoo Camp starts
June 22nd and runs every week with the last week being August 24th

New this year
Enhanced structure and programs
New Daily age appropriate activities
Free gift!

Same great fun returns
Meet exotic creatures
Explore Nature
Touch and hold live animals every day
Learn about animal diets
End your week with Thousand Cranes art studio
And much much more!!

About the Zoo in Forest Park:
The Zoo in Forest Park and 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 large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.

The Zoo is dedicated to wildlife education and offers a variety of educational programs and special events for children and adults. Zoo On The Go, Guided Tours, and Discovery Programs can be adapted to all age groups and interests. Different events almost every weekend allow guests to explore all aspects of science, while having a good time. Animal Tales in July and August introduces the mystery and excitement of nature through literature. Zoo Camp, during both winter and summers school vacations all children ages 6-11 to explore nature, discover wildlife and meet exotic creatures.

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