Please note: Saturday, August 18: In preparation for our annual beer-tasting event, Brew at the Zoo, FPZ will close at 1:00 p.m. Admission tickets will be sold through 12:30 p.m.

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Event Enhancements

Provide your guests with an unforgettable experience by including special event enhancements only a Zoo can provide!

Animal Encounters

Get up-close and personal with some of our animals! Animals including a turtle, snake, macaw and many others may attend your event as a special guest!
Fee: $50

Please note:

  • Animal encounters not available between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
  • Not every animal is available at each location.
  • Animal availability is subject to change due to the weather and animals’ needs.

Educational Program (Stone Zoo only)

Learn more about our amazing animals directly from an experienced Stone Zoo educator!
Fee: $75 - $100

Carousel (Franklin Park Zoo)

You and your guests can hop on the whimsical animals of our classic carousel, a joy for the young and the young at heart!

Rental Supplies

Additional tables, chairs, tents, specialty linens, themed tableware and other items can be rented for an additional fee.