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Forest Park Zoo
If you love animals, you're going to love the Forest Park Zoo and Education Center. The Forest Park Zoological Society is to promote public awareness and appreciation for wild animals, both indigenous and exotic. From big cats, to tiny birds, Massachusetts car rental travelers will discover dozens of delightful animals at the Forest Park Zoo. Enhance your perception of the natural world and understand the importance of bio-diversity during your upcoming Massachusetts car rental vacation ?plan to visit the Forest Park Zoo with your car rental crew!
About the Forest Park Zoo
The Forest Park Zoo is a nonprofit organization situated inside the 735 acre woodland park of Springfield. Massachusetts car rental travelers will discover a wide variety of animal species at the zoo, along with unique educational programs, and garden exhibitions. Children and adults alike will enjoy participating in special programs like Zoo On The Go, Guided Tours, and Discovery Programs. Massachusetts car rental can also rest their weary feet and hop on the new propane-drive road train provided by MassMutual.
Animals you'll see at the zoo
Massachusetts car rental travelers will have a wild time at the Forest Park Zoo, thanks to a handful of fantastic animal exhibits. When you enter at the front gate, hang a right and you'll discover the spider monkey area and cougar compound, from there it's onto the aviary and turtle area. As you round the corner, you'll have the chance to chat with camels and donkeys, and make a goat or two. If you're traveling with children, don't forget to pop into the Barn & Education Center to learn more about small mammals, farm animals, and a few scaly reptiles. Head back to the trail and you'll pass by eagles, red foxes, and raccoons. Round the corner and wave to the emus, wallabies, and kangaroos, before you stop and look at the leopards. Finally, you'll take a trip past black bears, porcupines, skunks, and the ring tailed lemurs.
Adopt an animal during your visit
Every animal needs someone to love them ?even exotic animals at the Forest Park Zoo! There are over 200 animals at the Forest Park Zoo, and each one is in need of an adoptive parent. The zoo offers Massachusetts car rental travelers the opportunity to become even closer to the animals by assisting with the cost of their food and care. Individuals and groups can adopt an animal at the zoo for as little as $25. Adoption benefits include an adoption certificate, an animal fact sheet, and bumper sticker. Massachusetts car rental traveler's that donate more than $500 for an animal adoption will also receive and photo of their adoptive animal, two train passes, recognition on the Forest Park Zoo website, a digital wallpaper, commemorative brick at the zoo, and an Animal Cracker Coupon. For more information on adopting an animal at the Forest Park Zoo, please visit www.forestparkzoo.org.
Hours of operation and admission to the zoo
The Forest Park Zoo is open April through October (weather permitting). The hours of operation at 10am to 5pm. From Mid October through the end of November, the operating hours are reduced from 10am to 3:30pm. The zoo is closed December through March. Massachusetts car rental travelers should expect to pay $6 admission for adult visitors. Children up to the age of 4 are admitted for $2, while children up to age 1 are admitted for free. Seniors received a $2 discount on adults tickets, as do children ages 5 through 12. Train ride tickets are $3, and animal food packages are $1.50.
The Forest Park Zoo proudly maintains the highest standard of animal care and facility maintenance. To learn more about this unique facility, please call the Forest Park Zoo administration directly at 413-733-2251. For information on ticket sales, please call 413-733-2251 extension 114.