Stone Zoo Special Events
*Please note that Stone Zoo will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, in preparation for the event.
Stone Zoo’s 9th Annual A Wild Affair will be held on June 22, 2013
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Advance Tickets - $50
Night of Event- $60
Please note that this event is 21+ only.
This wildly popular event will feature tasting stations hosted by local restaurants and caterers - as well as live entertainment, a silent auction, an opportunity to stroll among the animals, and much more!
See the food!
Click here for the list of participating restaurants and vendors!
This year only!
Featured in this year's program book:
Ryan's Florist for centerpieces
WB Mason for water bottles
Free Fun Fridays
Visit our zoos on the following Fridays, and your visit is free!
Stone Zoo: June 28
Franklin Park Zoo: August 2
Zoo New England is participating in the 5th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Free Fun Fridays is a program that includes 60 museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts. Each Friday this summer, there will be six venues open for free. The program begins Friday, June 28 and runs through Friday, August 30. For the full program schedule and to learn about Free Fun Fridays, please visit www.highlandstreet.org
Wish Milo and Thackory Happy Birthday!
July 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Visit Stone Zoo on July 6 and celebrate the 2nd birthdays of koalas Milo and Thackory! The koalas are featured in the exciting seasonal experience Aussie Adventure. Throughout the day, visitors can learn more about the koalas at the 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. scheduled zookeeper encounters at the exhibit. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the koalas and ask questions.
Visitors can also sign a giant birthday card for Milo and Thackory and enjoy lamington cake samples generously provided by KO Catering and Pies. Lamington is an Australian dessert and samples will be available for the first 200 people.
Learn more about Aussie Adventure, which also features a walk-through exhibit filled with brightly-colored budgies, a Bennett’s wallaby, a kookaburra and more.
Special thanks to Stoneham Bank, Aussie Adventure sponsor.
Enrichment Day at Stone Zoo!
July 27, 10am - 2:30pm
Have you ever wondered why some of the animals have balls, spinner toys and other items in their exhibits? This is called enrichment and it is an important part of caring for the animals at the zoo. Enrichment can be offered in a variety of different ways and zookeepers use novelty foods, sounds, smells, boxes, bags, and toys to provide activities that excite all the senses. Environmental enrichment encourages animals to use their natural abilities and behaviors to interact with their environment.
Visit Stone Zoo on July 27 and discover why enrichment is so important. Throughout this special day sponsored by Yellowbook, guests will have the opportunity to see many of the animals receive enrichment items made especially for them.
Learn more about our Animal Enrichment Program here.
Bring your bottles and cans to Stone Zoo!
If you are interested in not only helping the environment but contributing to a worthy cause, bring your empty bottles and cans to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive – held the second Saturday of each month, April through October.