Santa Claus is coming to the Tropics!
Visit with Santa inside Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest
December 7, 14 and 21
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays and meet Santa at Franklin Park Zoo! Children can visit and have their photo taken with Jolly Old St. Nick inside the always balmy Tropical Forest building, home to western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, a giant anteater and much more. Guests can also warm up with free hot chocolate! Each zoo guest will receive a hot chocolate voucher which can be redeemed at the Giddy-up Grill.
Additional activities include:
-Winter-themed arts and crafts
-Holiday-themed enrichment for the animals
-Storytime with Santa, 11am
-Big Joe the Storyteller, December 14 (12pm) and 21 (1pm)
... and more festive fun!
Breakfast with Santa
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Enter through Giraffe Entrance on Pierpont Road
Purchase tickets online or call 617-989-2015
Join us for a unique holiday experience that's sure to be remembered! Participants will have the opportunity to not only have Breakfast with Santa, but to also meet Jolly Old St. Nick. Photos are encouraged – please be sure to bring your own camera. Kids will also have fun making holiday ornaments. Breakfast will feature a delicious array of tasty offerings including Santa’s scrambled eggs with cheese, Prancer’s pancakes, Ho Ho Hot Chocolate and much more.
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Breakfast will be held inside Franklin Park Zoo’s signature Tropical Forest Building, home to western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, a pygmy hippo, giant anteater and much more. After breakfast, be sure to visit with all of the incredible animals that call the zoo home.
$22.99 - Members and Member Guests (as permitted by your membership level)
Free for Children under 2
Price includes Zoo admission.
“Be a Veterinarian” Saturdays
Saturdays in January
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bring your favorite stuffed animal for cuddly fun each Saturday in January at Franklin Park Zoo! Kids will have the opportunity to dress up as vets and learn about why good veterinary care is so important. After giving their own stuffed animals a check-up, they will receive a certificate of good health to take home. Throughout the day, kids will learn more about health and wellness at scheduled storytimes and will also have the opportunity to meet with the Zoo’s own veterinary staff.