The black bear thrives in the United States, where there are plenty of mountain habitats and sports teams that need cool mascots. Meet a celebrity of the animal kingdom with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for zoo admission for two (up to a $17 value)
- $19 for zoo admission for four (up to a $34 value)
- $26 for zoo admission for six (up to a $51 value)
Senior and child discounted tickets are available, but this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Children under age 1 are free.
The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center
Visiting The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center is a lot like stepping into a nature documentary. Guests can take a self-guided journey to meet more than 200 creatures from across the world. They may stop by the habitats of the black and white ruffed lemur, the western bobcat, and the spotted leopard. Along the way, guests might learn a lot: for instance, that the Bennett's wallaby carries its young in a pouch, and that the critically-endangered cotton-top tamarin has lost more than 75% of its native habitat.
But in at least one way, the zoo accomplishes something that David Attenborough never could. Visitors can actually reach out and touch a creature during discovery programs. They can even adopt certain animals, perhaps helping provide tasty grasses and career guidance to a red kangaroo.
These programs exemplify the nonprofit zoo's dedication to wildlife education and awareness, something they hope to instill in their visitors from an early age. In the summer, educators spin "Animal Tales" for rapt young audiences and hold a Zoo Camp, where kids start to learn about diet and animal care. As kids' love of animals grows, the zoo invites them to volunteer as Crew in Training members. Once they hit college, students can become interns working on projects such as field studies of the patas monkey.
No matter how many times we go there, it's enjoyable. The animals are well kept and very visible.demaria, TripAdvisor, 1/5/12
the Forest Park has collected a unique collection of animals that families will love. All the animals were lively and interactiveTimothy W, TripAdvisor, 6/5/13
94% of 1,081 customers
“Wonderful day... great for children under 5.”
“Was a good expirience and we had a really fun time with the kids”
“A nice morning activity to take grandchildren to and spend some interesting time together.”
302 Sumner Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts 01138