Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Saturday, August 27, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic, and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.


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Monthly Giving

A gift that keeps on giving

Help the Zoos all year and provide a dependable revenue stream for the Zoos critical programs by becoming a sustainer (monthly donor).

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Benefits to being a sustainer:

  • Satisfaction in providing a reliable, consistent source of support for the Zoos and helping to offset monthly costs, such as caring for our 1,800+ animals.
  • Subscription to Wild Words e-newsletter
  • Peace of mind knowing that your giving to the Zoos won’t be interrupted
  • Smaller gifts can add up quickly for the Zoos! Donate $84 a month, and you qualify for the President’s Circle which provides you with the following:
    • A Founder Level Membership
    • A Behind-the-Scenes Tour which includes three animal experiences
    • Recognition as a President’s Circle donor in the Annual Report

Preserve the planet by signing up online to pay by credit card each month. Your gift will renew annually; you can change your gift amount or to opt-out at any time by contacting the development office at 617-989-2012.