Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Saturday, August 29, 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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Catering

Centerplate, Franklin Park Zoo’s caterer, will assist with all your catering needs. They can be contacted at 617.989.2007 or chayes@zoonewengland.com for detailed menus and further inquiries.

Zoo New England's catering menu includes the following meal options:

  • Boxed Lunches & Sandwich Platters
  • BBQ Buffet
  • Birthday Party Packages
  • Passed and Stationary Hors d'oeuvres
  • Dinner Stations
  • Dessert Stations and Trays
  • Beverage Options

View Our Full Menu (pdf)

Alcohol

You may serve alcohol at your event. However, you are required to have a fully licensed and bonded bartender on Zoo grounds when alcohol is served, as well as a state police detail and a one-day liquor license. Our caterer can handle all these details for you.

External Caterers

External caterers are welcome. Learn more.