Tropical Forest Building

Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest is the ultimate wild experience! Home to species from around the globe including ocelots, ring-tailed lemurs, Baird’s tapirs, pygmy hippopotamuses and dozens of free-flight birds, the Tropical Forest creates an unforgettable backdrop for your special event.

This stunning indoor space allows visitors to stand face-to-face with our western lowland gorillas at one of the best indoor gorilla exhibits found anywhere. Whether it’s for a corporate function or a private party, your guests can dine among gorillas and mingle with wildlife right here in Boston!


Franklin Park Zoo, Indoor


150 cocktail reception, 500 standing. More space is available at the front and rear of this building for additional table placement.


Year-round for evening events.

Venue Price

  • $3,450 evening rental (includes the use of the classroom and animals on exhibit)
  • $500 per hour for evening hourly requests ($350 additional for animals on exhibit and use of classroom)

(Zoo members and non-profit groups receive 10% discount off of total venue price.)


Two animal care personnel and two security officers

Suggested Event

Contact us for full details!