Fun in the Tropics at Franklin Park Zoo

Longing for an island getaway? Escape to the Tropics with the Zoo’s young professionals group, The Wild Things, at Franklin Park Zoo! Join us in your best luau gear as you dance and limbo your way through the Tropical Forest with friends! Watch the ring-tail lemurs as they discover tropical themed enrichment in their decorated exhibit, and don’t miss special opportunities to meet some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors. Join Zoo staff to learn more about the free-flight birds, including scarlet ibis, yellow-billed storks, hadada ibis and more!

Enrichment fun in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

Visit Franklin Park Zoo during St. Patrick’s Day weekend and watch as some of the animals in the Tropical Forest receive green-themed treats. On Saturday, guests can get creative at the arts and crafts table and discover fun facts at the education station.

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.

 

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog during Franklin Park Zoo’s Read Across America Celebration

Celebrate Read Across America Day with us at Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, March 2. Join us for storytime at 11:00 a.m. with Big Joe the Storyteller in the Hippo Theatre. There will also be a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, special zookeeper chats, an arts and crafts table, and more. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be in the Tropical Forest from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at half hour intervals. Be sure to bring your camera, as visitors of all ages will have an opportunity for a meet and greet with everyone’s favorite canine!

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.