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.

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales and tunes revealing the deep meaning behind winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” evergreen myths and legends of light all complemented by folkloric music and songs from many lands. Complimentary seasonal refreshments including a traditional Wassail bowle of mulled cider are included in the price of admission.  

Friday December 20th at 7:30pm

Saturday December 21st at 7:30pm

Sunday December 22nd at 2:00pm

Admission:
$25 early bird prices until December 10th.

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales and tunes revealing the deep meaning behind winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” evergreen myths and legends of light all complemented by folkloric music and songs from many lands. Complimentary seasonal refreshments including a traditional Wassail bowle of mulled cider are included in the price of admission. Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21st 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Two acts and an intermission with traditional refreshments

Sunday, December 22 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm a special Matinee performance with refreshments after in the elegant Loring-Greenough House dining room.

A Holiday Benefit: An Afternoon of Music & Storytelling

Join us for an afternoon of holiday music and  family-friendly activities.  Be enchanted as musiConnects and our special guest storyteller weave a magical winter tale.  Music will include familiar classical favorites as well as newly scripted works.  Visit the oookie decorating table and frost your own treat.  Take a chance on a raffle.  Bring your neighbors and friends to celebrate the winter holidays with stories, music, dancing and sweets!

Spend December School Vacation Week at Franklin Park Zoo

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!