A roaring birthday celebration for Franklin Park Zoo’s lions!

Lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia turn 10 in March, and guests are invited to celebrate the occasion. This roaring good time will include special birthday enrichment items for the lions and an opportunity to meet with one of the zookeepers who cares for the brothers. Get creative with lion-themed arts and crafts and learn more about these big cats at the education station. Guests can also sign a giant birthday card, and enjoy a slice of cake from Montilio’s Baking Company (available for the first 200 people).            

*Please note that the lions will go on exhibit at 10:15 a.m.

 

Celebrate Little Joe’s 26th Birthday!

It’s Little Joe’s 26th birthday, and you’re invited to the party! The indoor gorilla exhibit at Franklin Park Zoo will be festively decorated and the gorillas will enjoy treats made especially for them. New this year, don’t miss Zookeeper Jake’s puppet show at 11:15 a.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to sign a giant birthday card for Little Joe and enjoy cake from Montilio’s Baking Company, available first come, first serve.  

After you’ve had your fill of cake, be sure to explore the rest of the Tropical Forest, where there will be special zookeeper encounters and crafts for February school vacation week, as we celebrate the weird, wacky and wonderful world of nature.  

Please note: the gorillas will go on exhibit at 10:15 a.m.

The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful February School Vacation Week at Franklin Park Zoo

Discover the weird, wacky and wonderful world of nature at Franklin Park Zoo during February School Vacation week. From anteaters to fruit bats, giant African millipedes to pygmy hippos, the natural world is filled with incredible biodiversity. Be sure to check out our zookeeper chats throughout the day to learn more about some of the unusual animals that call Franklin Park Zoo home. Visit the craft table and let your silly side show!  

On Monday, February 18, don’t miss out on the birthday party for Little Joe, a western lowland gorilla who turns 26 in February!

Game Day Fun at Franklin Park Zoo!

It’s game time at Franklin Park Zoo! Get ready for the big game with a visit to the Zoo, and watch the gorilla troop enjoy a game day party with special enrichment! Throughout the day, don’t miss a chance to ask questions directly to zookeepers during special zookeeper chats. Go Pats! Schedule of Game Day Zookeeper chats:
10:30 AM – lion exhibit

11:30 AM – condor exhibit

1:30 PM – red panda exhibit

3:00 PM – Franklin Farm with the GOATS

Please note: the gorillas will go on exhibit at 10:15 a.m.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Franklin Park Zoo!

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, visit Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, February 2 for a special performance and zookeeper encounters! At 11:00 a.m., watch as the Imperial Lion Dance Team perform the Lion Dance in front of the Tropical Forest. The lion dance is a part of traditional Chinese folklore and culture, and is said to ward away evil spirits and summon luck and fortune.  

2019 is the year of the pig and we’re celebrating Franklin Farm’s Guinea hogs, Anabella and Cordelia with a special zookeeper encounter. Keep warm inside the festively decorated Tropical Forest, where guests can let their creativity soar at the craft table with paper lanterns.