Please note: 
• On Free Fun Friday, August 26, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:30 p.m. 
• Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on 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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Workplace Giving

Zoo New England is a proud member of EarthShare New England, which makes it possible to support us through workplace-giving campaigns.

Learn more about EarthShare

Please visit EarthShare New England’s website for more information about EarthShare’s member charities and to learn more about getting involved and making a difference in the health of our environment.

Giving as a Federal, State or City Employee

As a member of EarthShare, Zoo New England participates annually in three workplace giving campaigns:

  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for employees of the federal government and the U.S. military
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign (COMECC) for Massachusetts State employees
  • City of Boston Employees Charitable Campaign (COBECC) for employees of the city of Boston.

To give to your Zoos through any of these campaigns, please use the corresponding code on your pledge form during your next fund drive. 

  • CFC: 67931
  • COMECC: 700206

Giving Through Your United Way Campaign

EarthShare runs successfully side-by-side with United Way in hundreds of campaigns across the country. If your organization offers United Way, and EarthShare isn’t listed in their annual giving campaign brochure, you can still donate through EarthShare by writing in a “donor choice” option. Please ask your campaign manager for more information.

 Please email EarthShare for more information at