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Franklin Park Zoo

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1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
617-541-5466 http://www.zoonewengland.org/

October 2018

Zoo Howl returns to Franklin Park Zoo!

October 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 28, 2018

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with admission to Franklin Park Zoo.

Thrills, chills, and animals await you at Franklin Park Zoo’s annual Zoo Howl! During this popular Halloween event, children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at the Zoo. Other haunted happenings include creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests and a haunted maze! Throughout the day, guests can learn about the importance of enrichment as they watch as many of the animals receive pumpkins as enrichment items.

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Zoo Howl returns to Franklin Park Zoo!

October 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 28, 2018

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with admission to Franklin Park Zoo.

Thrills, chills, and animals await you at Franklin Park Zoo’s annual Zoo Howl! During this popular Halloween event, children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at the Zoo. Other haunted happenings include creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests and a haunted maze! Throughout the day, guests can learn about the importance of enrichment as they watch as many of the animals receive pumpkins as enrichment items.

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November 2018

Jack O’ Lantern Journey at Franklin Park Zoo

November 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until November 10, 2018

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$12 – $35

This fall, immerse yourself in a seasonal experience unlike any other in Boston when Jack O’ Lantern Journey opens at Franklin Park Zoo on October 5, 2018. Taking place after the Zoo closes at night, this one-of-a-kind, family-friendly and immersive Halloween experience will delight and dazzle visitors of all ages as they stroll along a half-mile, tree-lined trail filled with more than 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins.   Along Jack O’ Lantern Journey, guests will discover a wide range of fanciful…

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In honor of Veterans Day, veterans will receive free admission at Franklin Park Zoo

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 12, 2018

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Admission to both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be FREE for veterans. Must show proper military identification. For general admission prices, please visit www.zoonewengland.org.

To honor the service of all veterans, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will offer free admission to veterans on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, November 10 – 12, 2018. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend a memorable day with family and friends while learning about fascinating wildlife from all over the world and exploring all that the Zoos have to offer. Admission to both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be FREE for veterans. Must show proper military…

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In honor of Veterans Day, veterans will receive free admission at Franklin Park Zoo

November 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 12, 2018

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Admission to both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be FREE for veterans. Must show proper military identification. For general admission prices, please visit www.zoonewengland.org.

To honor the service of all veterans, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will offer free admission to veterans on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, November 10 – 12, 2018. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend a memorable day with family and friends while learning about fascinating wildlife from all over the world and exploring all that the Zoos have to offer. Admission to both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be FREE for veterans. Must show proper military…

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In honor of Veterans Day, veterans will receive free admission at Franklin Park Zoo

November 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 12, 2018

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Admission to both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be FREE for veterans. Must show proper military identification. For general admission prices, please visit www.zoonewengland.org.

To honor the service of all veterans, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will offer free admission to veterans on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, November 10 – 12, 2018. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend a memorable day with family and friends while learning about fascinating wildlife from all over the world and exploring all that the Zoos have to offer. Admission to both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be FREE for veterans. Must show proper military…

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Friendsgiving at Franklin Park Zoo

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Whether it’s finding food, protecting one another, or simply a form of housing, many of the animals that live at Franklin Park Zoo depend on their unique family dynamics to survive. Did you know Prairie dogs have unique “barks” to warn their colony from different predators, or that ring-tailed lemurs keep their tails raised like flags to keep group members together when traveling? Discover more about these special relationships as we celebrate Friendsgiving at the Zoo on Saturday, November 17.…

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Half the price and twice the fun at Franklin Park Zoo

November 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Shopping will be a zoo so come down to Franklin Park Zoo on Friday, November 23 and receive half priced admission! Warm up in the Tropical Forest as you burn off those Turkey Day calories and learn more about the Zoo’s animals during zookeeper chats. There will also be an arts and crafts table and an education station, where guests can discover more about animals and the importance of conservation. Half priced admission will only be available in person at…

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December 2018

The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan and Santa Visit Franklin Park Zoo

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan is coming to Franklin Park Zoo! Look for the illuminating truck as it brings Santa to the Zoo on Saturday, December 8. Guests will be able to meet and take a free family photo with Santa between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Warm up inside the Tropical Forest building as you watch some of the animals receive festive enrichment. There will also be a fun craft to take home and an activity at the education station.

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Spend December School Vacation Week at Franklin Park Zoo

December 26, 2018 @ 10:30 am - December 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Free – $17.

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!

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January 2019

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, admission to Franklin Park Zoo is free

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$2019.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will offer free admission on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. 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 with family and friends while learning about fascinating wildlife from all over the world.

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Princess Day at Franklin Park Zoo

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with admission to Franklin Park Zoo.

Feel like you’re in a fairy tale at Franklin Park Zoo! Meet a few of your favorite princesses, enjoy arts and crafts and meet with the zookeepers to learn more about the animals who live at the zoo. Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite fairy tale inspired outfit.               

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February 2019

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Franklin Park Zoo!

February 2 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with general Zoo admission

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…

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Game Day Fun at Franklin Park Zoo!

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with general Zoo admission

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…

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Patriots Pride Savings at Zoo New England

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$6

The Patriots are champions once again! To celebrate six rings, guests can visit Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo for $6 per ticket when they come decked out in their favorite Patriots gear at the Zoos. This offer is valid for regular daytime admission through Sunday, February 10. Patriots attire must be visible at the time of purchase to receive the discount, and is valid at the admissions booth only. Come celebrate our champs while having a wild time!

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Celebrate Little Joe’s 26th Birthday!

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with general Zoo admission

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,…

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

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 22, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with general Zoo admission

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…

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

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 22, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with general Zoo admission

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…

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

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 22, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with general Zoo admission

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…

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

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 22, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with general Zoo admission

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…

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

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 22, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with general Zoo admission

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…

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March 2019

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

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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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,…

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World Wildlife Day at Franklin Park Zoo

March 3 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Free with general zoo admission.

Celebrate World Wildlife Day at Franklin Park Zoo on Sunday, March 3. Learn what you can do to help protect and make a difference for the future of wild species. Ask questions directly to zookeepers about some of the endangered animals that call Franklin Park Zoo home during zookeeper chats. Guest are also invited to discover more about this global occasion at the education station and get creative at the craft table inside the Tropical Forest. Schedule of events: 10:30…

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

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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included with general Zoo admission

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…

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Enrichment fun in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

March 16 @ 10:30 am - March 17 @ 1:30 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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included with general Zoo admission

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.

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Fun in the Tropics at Franklin Park Zoo

March 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$25. – $40.

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…

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April 2019

Wizarding Day at Franklin Park Zoo!

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Free with general zoo admission.

Join us for a magical day at Franklin Park Zoo as we bring the wizarding world to you! Don’t miss special performances by Magician Debbie O’Carroll in the Hippo Theater. At the education station, discover the threats animals are facing in the wild and how you can help defend these incredible species. Make sure to meet our very own Tom Riddle (the green anaconda) during a special zookeeper chat at his Slither Inn exhibit within the Tropical Forest. Guests are…

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Get WILD during April school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 19, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Free with general zoo admission.

April School Vacation Week – April 15 - 19, 2019 Looking to get outside and explore during April school vacation week? Spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo. Celebrate spring as we learn about the importance of pollinators and how their work helps the springtime flowers bloom. Throughout the week, there will be zookeeper chats, animal encounters, and more. Wednesday, April 17: Join us for our annual Earth Day celebration! Talk with exhibitors from local…

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Calling all Wildlife Explorers!

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until April 19, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$235 – $275

Join us during April school vacation week as we discover animals and plants in the great outdoors! In this program, participants will become experts in identifying and observing local animal and plant wildlife. They will also learn about citizen science and how they can make significant contributions to science through our wildlife observations. Geared toward children ages seven to 11, this exciting program will include a variety of fun activities including animal encounters, arts and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours, and games!…

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Get WILD during April school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 19, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Free with general zoo admission.

April School Vacation Week – April 15 - 19, 2019 Looking to get outside and explore during April school vacation week? Spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo. Celebrate spring as we learn about the importance of pollinators and how their work helps the springtime flowers bloom. Throughout the week, there will be zookeeper chats, animal encounters, and more. Wednesday, April 17: Join us for our annual Earth Day celebration! Talk with exhibitors from local…

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Calling all Wildlife Explorers!

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until April 19, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$235 – $275

Join us during April school vacation week as we discover animals and plants in the great outdoors! In this program, participants will become experts in identifying and observing local animal and plant wildlife. They will also learn about citizen science and how they can make significant contributions to science through our wildlife observations. Geared toward children ages seven to 11, this exciting program will include a variety of fun activities including animal encounters, arts and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours, and games!…

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Get WILD during April school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 19, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Free with general zoo admission.

April School Vacation Week – April 15 - 19, 2019 Looking to get outside and explore during April school vacation week? Spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo. Celebrate spring as we learn about the importance of pollinators and how their work helps the springtime flowers bloom. Throughout the week, there will be zookeeper chats, animal encounters, and more. Wednesday, April 17: Join us for our annual Earth Day celebration! Talk with exhibitors from local…

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Celebrate Earth Day at Franklin Park Zoo!

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Free with general zoo admission.

Visit Franklin Park Zoo on Wednesday, April 17 as we celebrate Earth Day with fun and engaging activities to raise awareness for the planet and the role we all play in ensuring it remains healthy and thriving for generations to come.   Talk with exhibitors from local conservation organizations to learn how you can contribute to a healthy planet and preserve the Earth. Other festivities include opportunities to meet the zookeepers, animal enrichment, hands-on activities, and much more! Exhibitors include:…

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Calling all Wildlife Explorers!

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until April 19, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$235 – $275

Join us during April school vacation week as we discover animals and plants in the great outdoors! In this program, participants will become experts in identifying and observing local animal and plant wildlife. They will also learn about citizen science and how they can make significant contributions to science through our wildlife observations. Geared toward children ages seven to 11, this exciting program will include a variety of fun activities including animal encounters, arts and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours, and games!…

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Get WILD during April school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 19, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Free with general zoo admission.

April School Vacation Week – April 15 - 19, 2019 Looking to get outside and explore during April school vacation week? Spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo. Celebrate spring as we learn about the importance of pollinators and how their work helps the springtime flowers bloom. Throughout the week, there will be zookeeper chats, animal encounters, and more. Wednesday, April 17: Join us for our annual Earth Day celebration! Talk with exhibitors from local…

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Calling all Wildlife Explorers!

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until April 19, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$235 – $275

Join us during April school vacation week as we discover animals and plants in the great outdoors! In this program, participants will become experts in identifying and observing local animal and plant wildlife. They will also learn about citizen science and how they can make significant contributions to science through our wildlife observations. Geared toward children ages seven to 11, this exciting program will include a variety of fun activities including animal encounters, arts and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours, and games!…

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Get WILD during April school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 19, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Free with general zoo admission.

April School Vacation Week – April 15 - 19, 2019 Looking to get outside and explore during April school vacation week? Spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo. Celebrate spring as we learn about the importance of pollinators and how their work helps the springtime flowers bloom. Throughout the week, there will be zookeeper chats, animal encounters, and more. Wednesday, April 17: Join us for our annual Earth Day celebration! Talk with exhibitors from local…

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Go WILD during ArtWeek at Franklin Park Zoo

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Free with general zoo admission.

Celebrate ArtWeek in a WILD way at Franklin Park Zoo. Join us on Sunday, April 28, for a fun-filled day as you discover how animals have influenced the many mediums of art.   There’s so much to create at the Zoo! Watch and ask questions directly to the artists from the New England Watercolor Society as they draw inspiration from the animals and paint their likenesses en plein air. Don’t miss Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs’ pop-up art exhibit featuring…

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May 2019

Celebrate Azize’s 4th Birthday!

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Azize, the youngest of Franklin Park Zoo’s western lowland gorilla troop, will turn four in May and you're invited to the party. Watch Azize and the rest of the gorillas enjoy special enrichment treats, learn all about the animals during zookeeper encounters and more! Guests will also have the opportunity to sign a giant birthday card for Azize. Zoo New England is proud to support conservation work on behalf of gorillas, including through the Ape TAG Conservation Initiative, a collective…

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Mother’s Day at Franklin Park Zoo

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Help us celebrate your mom (and all of ours!) at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, with free admission for all mothers throughout the day. Bring Mom along with the entire family to either Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo for a memorable day spent discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo! Be sure to look for all of the animal moms – at Franklin Park Zoo, say hello to Kiki the western…

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Be a Super Hero for Endangered Species at Franklin Park Zoo

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Calling all conservation heroes! Meet some of your favorite Super Heroes, MARVEL’s Black Panther and Spider-Man, and learn how you can be a Super Hero for endangered species during Franklin Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet. Tigers, western lowland gorillas and ring-tailed lemurs are just a few of the endangered species who reside at Franklin Park Zoo and act as ambassadors for their populations around the world. In honor of Endangered Species Day, visit the Zoo on May 18 to…

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June 2019

Get the buzz on bees at Franklin Park Zoo

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$14.95 – $21.95

Did you know that bees play a huge role in the foods we eat? These buzzing beauties are responsible for pollinating 80% of the world’s plants – and we can thank them for one out of every three bites of food that we eat! Learn all about these important insects during Bee Day at Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, June 8. There will be special zookeeper chats, activities and more focused around these vital pollinators. Enjoy music and interactive performances…

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Celebrate Father’s Day at the Zoo!

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$14.95 – $21.95

Help us celebrate your father (and all of ours!) at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, with free admission for all fathers throughout the day. Bring dad along with the entire family to either Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo for a memorable day spent discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo! Be sure to look for all of the animal dads – at Franklin Park Zoo, say hello to Kit the western…

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Food Truck Safari at Franklin Park Zoo!

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$14.95 – $21.95

Join us on June 29 when food trucks roll into Franklin Park Zoo for a deliciously wild evening! We’re extending the regular zoo hours until 8:00 p.m. and inviting in New England’s best food trucks. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase tasty bites while enjoying music, activities, and the Zoo’s animals after hours! Participating food trucks include The Bacon Truck LLC, Bella Nonna Italian Grille, Pomaire Food Truck, and Riceburg.* For 21+ guests, stop by the beer garden for…

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July 2019

Red, White & Zoo!

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Show your patriotic pride and wear your stars and stripes as you watch animals at Franklin Park Zoo receive festive enrichment on July 6! Animals in the wild spend much of their time and energy finding food, building homes, defending their territories and escaping predators. At the Zoo, animals’ resources are provided for them and animal care staff regularly offer them creative ways to use that energy — and that’s where enrichment comes in.                         Enrichment can be offered in…

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August 2019

First Responders Day

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Franklin Park Zoo is proud to honor those who risk their lives to keep our community safe. On Saturday, August 3, first responders will receive FREE admission to the Zoo. Accompanying family members will receive $5 off admission, up to five people. First responders include employees of an emergency service who are likely to be among the first people to assist at the scene of an emergency such as an accident or natural disaster. This would include personnel such as…

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Celebrate World Lion Day at Franklin Park Zoo

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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For ticket information, visit www.franklinparkzoo.org.

In honor of World Lion Day on August 10, visitors to Franklin Park Zoo will have the opportunity to learn more about these majestic animals and why conservation efforts on their behalf are so important. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to see 10-year-old lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia at the lion exhibit located within Kalahari Kingdom. There will be lion themed crafts and activities for children, as well as the opportunity to learn more about these incredible animals…

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Cheers to 10 years of Brew at the Zoo!

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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$1 – $100.

Don’t miss the 10th annual Brew at the Zoo! Brew at the Zoo is a beer-tasting event that offers guests the opportunity to walk on the wild side as they sample offerings from local breweries and restaurants. The entire zoo, with the exception of the Bird's World building and playground, will be open for this event (weather permitting). Sip some delicious brews and visit with western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, pygmy hippos, and other species in the Zoo’s Tropical Forest…

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September 2019

Red Panda Day at the Franklin Park Zoo

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Join us as we celebrate International Red Panda Day at Franklin Park Zoo. Learn all about these species during zookeeper chats. Meet author Gemmesa Johnson and listen to a reading of her book Seacoo. Books will be available for purchase in the gift shop. Come discover how you can help save red pandas! Zoo New England is committed to the conservation of red pandas and has supported the Red Panda Network, which seeks to save wild red pandas and preserve…

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Celebrate World Gorilla Day at Franklin Park Zoo

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Celebrate one of our closest relatives and learn how you can help protect this endangered species. Meet a zookeeper who cares for our western lowland gorillas during a chat at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Throughout the day, stop by to watch artist Jen Bradley as she draws the gorillas. In 1994, she began routinely drawing at the gorilla habitat at Franklin Park Zoo. Since then, she has continued to record her experiences and observations through the process of drawing…

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Pirate & Princess Day at the Franklin Park Zoo

September 28 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Feel like you’re in a fairytale at Franklin Park Zoo! Meet and pose for photos with the princesses and learn how you can be a pirate under the instruction of Captain Jack and his crew. There will also be crafts, special animal encounters and an education station. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite fairy tale outfit, and don’t forget the camera!

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