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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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.

Birthday Rental Supplies:
-Tablecloth: $5.00
-Tableware: $3.50 per setting