Okie the gorilla is moving to the Big Easy!

Franklin Park Zoo 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

On November 18, guests are invited to attend a going away party at Franklin Park Zoo for western lowland gorilla Okpara, affectionately known as Okie. The 24-year-old gorilla will soon move to his new home at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans where it is hoped that he will be successful in starting a family […]

Spend a WILD school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

Franklin Park Zoo 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

Looking for a great way to end the year? During your winter school vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo. Be sure to visit the education station inside the Tropical Forest, where you’ll learn about the amazing adaptations of animals during the cold […]

Free Admission to Franklin Park Zoo on MLK Day!

Franklin Park Zoo 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Franklin Park Zoo will offer free admission on Monday, Jan.15, 2018. At Franklin Park Zoo, guests are invited to write messages of hope and peace on the mural that will be located within the Tropical Forest Pavilion. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend a memorable day […]


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