Enrichment fun in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

Go green with Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, March 16! Watch some of the animals receive green-themed treats in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Guests can get creative at the arts and crafts table and test your animal knowledge at the education station.

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

Lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia turn 11 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 our expert zookeepers and learn more about our lion brothers and the species as a whole. Get creative with lion-themed arts and crafts and pick up some new facts about lions to impress your friends and family at the education table! Guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about the work being done to conserve and protect African lions and their habitat in Kenya. Tina Ramme, a wildlife biologist and CEO of the Lion Conservation Fund, will be at the event with fun interactive activities to educate about lions.

Solve a ZOOdunnit during February break at the Franklin Park Zoo!

Brush off your detective hat and magnifying glass and head over to Franklin Park Zoo during February school vacation week! Visit Detective Headquarters in the Tropical Forest, where you’ll make your trusty clue notebook, receive your mission for the day, and learn about the suspected animal culprits. Along to help you crack the puzzle is Maxine, the two-toed sleuth. Don’t be deceived by the slow reputation – Maxine is quite the quick-witted sloth, and ready to get to the bottom of this case as swiftly as possible. For all the help, Maxine has posted a reward for this case: a behind-the-scenes experience with the sloth family at Stone Zoo!

Spend a WILD school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

WHAT: 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 winter months. There will also be fun winter-themed activities, crafts, zookeeper encounters and much more to explore! WHEN: December 26, 2019 – January 4, 2020.

City Mission’s ‘Cheers to 10 Years!’ Coat Boston Anniversary Celebration

This event will celebrate a decade of commitment to outfitting low-income Boston children and youth with brand new winter coats each year. Since first launched in 2009, this program has helped prepare nearly 18,000 kids in Boston for the winter season. The event will be a kickoff for the 2019 Coat Boston program that will include an afternoon of celebration, live music, and fundraising at Bella Luna & The Milky Way in Jamaica Plain. Proceeds will allow these coats to continue to be provided to Boston children into the future. Our goal this year is 2,000 brand new coats, hats, and gloves.