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Franklin Park Zoo

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1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
http://www.zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo

September 2017

Taste of Jamaica Plain

September 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States

Join ESAC for our annual TASTE of Jamaica Plain fundraiser event. We'll enjoy delicious food from a wide variety of neighborhood restaurants, live music, and a silent auction at the Franklin Park Zoo's Tropical Forest exhibit. Your event tickets and auction wins all help support the important community work of ESAC including GED education to help at-risk youth improve their future employment opportunities, home repair assistance to help low income seniors continue to live independently in their homes, and foreclosure…

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October 2017

The Movement at Berklee visits Franklin Park Zoo

October 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Free with zoo admission ticket

A dozen Berklee College of Music students will be performing music for not only Zoo guests, but for the animals that call Franklin Park Zoo home, as part of a collaboration between the Movement at Berklee program and Zoo New England’s Animal Care department. From 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. performances will be held throughout the zoo in front of various exhibits, where guests can discover how animals respond to this special kind of animal enrichment.   The Movement at…

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November 2017

Okie the gorilla is moving to the Big Easy!

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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On November 18, guests are invited to attend a going away party at Franklin Park Zoo for western lowland gorilla Okpara, affectionately known as Okie. The 24-year-old gorilla will soon move to his new home at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans where it is hoped that he will be successful in starting a family of his own.   Throughout the day, be sure to stop by the Education table to learn more about gorillas and important conservation work being…

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December 2017

Spend a WILD school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

December 26, 2017 @ 10:30 am - December 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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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 - 29, 2017 10:30 a.m. –…

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January 2018

Free Admission to Franklin Park Zoo on MLK Day!

January 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Free

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Franklin Park Zoo will offer free admission on Monday, Jan.15, 2018. 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.   Schedule of Events 10:30 a.m.: Sloth Zookeeper Chat 11:00 a.m.:…

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February 2018

Chinese New Year Celebration at Franklin Park Zoo!

February 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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In celebration of the Chinese New Year, visit Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, February 17 for special performances and zookeeper encounters! At 11:00 a.m., watch as the Chiu Mo Kwoon school performs a Hung Gar Kung Fu and 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.   The inside of the Tropical Forest will be…

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February vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo

February 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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$9.95 – $13.95

Leap, climb and roar your way to Franklin Park Zoo for the Animalympics during February school vacation week! In honor of the ongoing winter games, the Zoo’s animals will be getting into the Olympic spirit as they receive themed enrichment items throughout the week. Can you jump farther than a kangaroo or roar louder than a lion? Test your own athletic abilities against different animals to try to take home the gold! Chat with zookeepers and stop by the education…

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Celebrate Little Joe’s 25th Birthday!

February 19, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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$9.95 – $13.95

Don’t miss out on the birthday party for Little Joe, a western lowland gorilla! The indoor gorilla exhibit at Franklin Park Zoo will be festively decorated and the gorillas will enjoy treats made especially for them. 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,…

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March 2018

World Wildlife Day at Franklin Park Zoo

March 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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$9.95 – $13.95

Celebrate World Wildlife Day at Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, 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 table and get creative at the craft table.

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

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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$9.95 – $13.95

Lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia turn nine 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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May 2018

Go WILD during ArtWeek Boston at Franklin Park Zoo

May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Celebrate Artweek in a WILD way at Franklin Park Zoo. Join us on Saturday, May 5 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. Make ocean themed art with Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs and view…

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Celebrate Azize’s 3rd Birthday!

May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Azize, the youngest of Franklin Park Zoo’s gorilla troop, will turn three in May and you're invited to the party. Watch as Azize and the rest of the gorillas enjoy special enrichment treats, and learn all about the animals during zookeeper encounters and more! Guests will also have the opportunity to sign a giant birthday card for Azize and enjoy a slice of cake from Montilio’s Baking Company, available for the first 200 people. Please note: Gorillas will go on…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Zoo! Bring in Your Mom to See Ours

May 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Free – $16.95

Help us celebrate your mom (and all of ours!) at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 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 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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$11.95 – $16.95

Calling all conservation heroes! Meet your favorite Super Heroes and learn how you can be a superhero for endangered species! 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. Join us on Saturday, May 19 for Endangered Species Day to discover more about these incredible animals and ask questions directly to zookeepers. Guests will also have the opportunity…

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Dinos will ROAR into Boston this Memorial Day

May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 3, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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$11.95 – $16.95

They roamed the Earth 65 million years ago and soon visitors to Franklin Park Zoo will have the unique opportunity to stroll amongst the giants that used to rule the planet when Destination Dino opens May 26. As visitors are immersed in a prehistoric journey through time at Destination Dino, they will be enthralled by the vast array of fascinating dinosaurs awaiting them at every turn. With more than a dozen moving, roaring, life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including the imposing Tyrannosaurus…

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July 2018

Spend an enchanting day at Franklin Park Zoo’s Butterfly Hollow

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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General Zoo Admission, http://www.zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo/buy-tickets

Explore the newly decorated Butterfly Hollow (formerly known as Butterfly Landing) at Franklin Park Zoo! Stroll through this tranquil exhibit filled with bright, beautiful butterflies featuring garden beds, a pond and fanciful music. As you stroll through this magical space, be sure to look for all of the enchanting fairy houses nestled within the space. Learn about the butterfly life cycle and see how many different species you can spot throughout your stroll. Stop by the education station to explore…

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with Good Humor at Franklin Park Zoo!

July 13, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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General Zoo Admission, http://www.zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo/buy-tickets

National Ice Cream Day is coming up on July 15, and you can celebrate in a WILD way at Franklin Park Zoo all weekend! The Good Humor ice cream truck will be on Zoo grounds from July 13 – 15. All weekend, guests can purchase one of Good Humor’s signature ice cream treats throughout the day. Don’t miss out on Sunday between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., when you can cool down with a FREE sample of the Firecracker Jr.…

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Meet the Keepers Day at Franklin Park Zoo

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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General Zoo Admission, http://www.zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo/buy-tickets

In celebration of National Zookeeper Appreciation Week, Franklin Park Zoo invites guests for a special day to see what it’s like to be a zookeeper! See some of the day to day activities zookeepers participate in, such as feedings and trainings! Join us for special scheduled zookeeper encounters, where guests can ask questions directly to the Zoo’s staff and discover what it’s like to work with the animals every day. Zoo New England’s dedicated team of animal care professionals provide…

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“Africa’s Vulture Collapse” – A Discussion at Franklin Park Zoo

July 26, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Included with admission to Franklin Park Zoo

Join Dr. Darcy Ogada, assistant director of Africa Programs for The Peregrine Fund, for a talk on critically endangered African vultures, at Franklin Park Zoo on July 26. Linked to the rapid decline of African elephants and rhinos in the wild, African vultures have too, undergone a huge decline in recent decades. Hear about the vital roles vultures play in the ecosystem as a top predator and discover what is behind the global vulture crisis. Learn what conservationists and zoos…

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August 2018

Save the day with PJ Masks at Franklin Park Zoo!

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Save the day with the PJ Masks at Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, August 4! Don’t miss this action-packed day as you meet and pose for photos with the mystery-solving heroes from the hit series on Disney Junior. Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite PJ Masks hero – and don’t forget the camera! *PJ Masks characters will be available for photos in half-hour increments at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.

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Celebrate World Lion Day at Franklin Park Zoo!

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Included with admission to Franklin Park Zoo

Take pride in your ROAR and let it be heard in honor of World Lion Day, celebrated in August. Visit the Kalahari Kingdom inside Franklin Park Zoo to see 9-year-old lion brothers, Dinari and Kamaia, and get to know more about them as you ask questions directly to staff during zookeeper chats. Unleash you inner big cat with lion-themed crafts and activities and learn more about these majestic animals and why conservation efforts on their behalf is so important.

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Brew at the Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo

August 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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$60 – $65

Don’t miss the ninth 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 (weather permitting) will be open for this event, with the exception of the seasonal Butterfly Landing exhibit. Sip some delicious brews and visit with western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, pygmy hippos, and other species in the Zoo’s Tropical Forest Pavilion,…

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September 2018

Prehistoric Dino Day at Franklin Park Zoo

September 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Included with admission to Franklin Park Zoo

We’re going out with a big bang, as Destination Dino at Franklin Park Zoo comes to an end. Join us on Saturday, September 1, for dinosaur facts, crafts, and more as we celebrate all things prehistoric! Don’t miss your chance to hear from zookeepers, as they highlight a few of the Zoo’s animals that may even be related to our dino friends. At Destination Dino, you’ll come face-to-face with colossal creatures from the past, from the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex to…

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International Red Panda Day at Franklin Park Zoo

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Visitors to Franklin Park Zoo are invited to celebrate International Red Panda Day on September 15! Guests to the Zoo can learn more about red pandas when they stop by an education station or partake in zookeeper encounters at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the red panda exhibit within the Children’s Zoo. This is the perfect opportunity to ask questions and find out what you can do to help their wild population, which face threats including illegal hunting and…

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Pirates and Princesses Day at Franklin Park Zoo

September 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Feel like you’re in a fairytale at Franklin Park Zoo! Meet a few of your favorite princesses and join Jack and the Pirates of the Rogues’ Armada as they invade the Zoo on Saturday, September 29. 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…

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