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The Zoo in Forest Park, Wine Safari

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

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An event every day that begins at 4:30 pm, repeating until September 29, 2022

Travel the world without leaving Springfield! At Wine Safari, you will travel the globe meeting animals from different countries while sampling wine from the same regions. This 21+ event is Thursday, Sept. 29 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Last pour will be at 6:30.

Wine Safari pairs wine from around the world with animals from the same region, so that you can meet a California king snake while sipping a pinot noir from Napa Valley, you’ll have the opportunity to travel to Argentina to sample a Malbec from the region while learning about Ally our armadillo. After that, you can venture to Chile where you can try a Chilean sauvignon blanc as you’re introduced to a chinchilla. Or sample a Bordeaux as you learn about our Poitou donkeys.

This 21+ event. Pre-purchased tickets are required to attend and include bottomless wine samples from 4:30-6:30 (while supplies last), hors d’oeuvres, animal interactions and keeper talks. Tickets are limited and can be purchased here.

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The Zoo is seeking interns and volunteers for the fall. Interns and volunteers work closely with the animal care staff, the Education Department and other members of the program. Must be 18 or older to participate.
If you like working with animals and are interested in learning more, visit www.forestparkzoo.org/zooprograms.

The Zoo is open on the following holidays:

Conn. Spring Vacation: April 11-15
Mass. Spring Vacation: April 18-22
Mother’s Day
Memorial Day
Father’s Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day


September 29
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


The Zoo in Forest Park
293 Sumner Ave
Springfield, MA 01108
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(413) 733-2251
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