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.
What some people are buzzing about:
94% of 1,047 customers recommend
“Found out about this zoo from groupon...nice little zoo :) I like that you can feed the goats!”
“we love this place, it is pretty small actually but the PERFECT size for kids under 6 to do in a day and fully enjoy themselves, take their time, learn and not feel...”
“we love this place, it is pretty small actually but the PERFECT size for kids under 6 to do in a day and fully enjoy themselves, take their time, learn and not feel rushed or over tired. all the animals are easily seen, and they almost always have babies with them (so they must be happy). if you go in the summer it is in a great park with a decent splash pad so bring a suit to extend the fun. when you get there go to the gift shop and buy food for the petting zoo: there are no signs and no one will tell you that so you can easily miss out! ”
“Beautiful park filled with playgrounds and baseball fields have the kids bring their swimsuits the park has a splash pad for the kids that's free the zoo was great...”
“Beautiful park filled with playgrounds and baseball fields have the kids bring their swimsuits the park has a splash pad for the kids that's free the zoo was great different kinds of animals from around the world we really enjoyed our time there ”