The Henson Robinson Zoo is a private nonprofit zoo owned and operated by the Springfield Park District. The zoo was built in 1968–1970 on the eastern shore of Lake Springfield to serve the population of Central Illinois, and opened in 1970. As of 2018, the zoo housed more than 300 animal specimens representing more than 80 species. The zoo charges an admission fee.Use our Springfield trip builder app to arrange your visit to Henson Robinson Zoo and other attractions in Springfield.
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This was a nice little zoo that families can enjoy. It's not as big as Brooktfield zoo but it's very enjoyable as they have an assortment of small animals and exotic birds to look at and they have an.... more »
This is a fairly small zoo but well maintained. Unfortunately is was a very brisk fall day and a lot of the warmer weather animals were off of exhibit but some of the others like the bears and... more »
This is a great zoo! It's never too over packed! Our family enjoys not being in the bigger crowds. Although I wish the zoo got more attention, I know when we go there its never to chaotic to let my kids run ahead of me a little bit and not worry about them getting lost. They also have a play ground inside the zoo!
We had a great trip to Henson Robinson Zoo! It was a relaxed enjoyable time, without the overwhelming crowds and longer drive. We are very fortunate to have such a clean, well run zoo so close to home. Please support these places. You won't regret it.
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