Adult Programs & Classes

Zoo New England offers year-round adult programs and workshops featuring the latest news and discoveries from the world’s experts on animal behavior, intelligence, ecology, evolution and conservation. Join us to learn more about the various species we share this ever-changing planet with.

Nature Photography Series at Franklin Park Zoo

Naturephotography ClassSteve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been capturing images for 20 years. He's brought his talents to a Nature Photography Series at Franklin Park Zoo.

In this series you'll learn how to use all the functions of your digital camera, such as camera modes, white balance, ISO, macro, panoramic options and more. You'll also cover composition and the digital photo management of your images using PhotoShop on your PC. There will be occasional assignments, student critique of others' work and time to photograph our animals.

Pricing varies based on class length.

$10/hr for members
$15/hr for non-members
Minimum age requirement: 16 years
Sign up for as many classes as you would like; there's no limit!

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Note: Full class descriptions are available at registration link above.


Saturday, November 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Saturday, December 6 and Saturday, December 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Additional details:

  • Though classes can stand alone as individual workshops, they can also be taken together as a full series on Wildlife Photography if you sign up for all 8 classes.
  • Each class has a maximum of 15 participants.
  • There is a minimum of five participants to run the class. If minimum is not reached, a full refund will be offered for the cancelled class.
  • Minimum age requirement is 16 years.
  • Equipment is not included in the classes. Participants must bring their own cameras, laptops, etc. depending on the needs of the class.

Contact the Education Department at 617-989-3742 or education@zoonewengland.com with any questions about class details or registration.

Contact Steve McGrath at 508-816-2449 or steve@mcgrathnaturephotos.com


Walk on the Wild side with Acclaimed Photographer Ron Magill

Learn the joys of wildlife photography during a Nikon Ambassador Lecture Series.


Adult Education Classes at Franklin Park Zoo

Zoo New England partners with Brookline Adult & Community Education to offer classes at Franklin Park Zoo. Visit their website at www.brooklineadulted.org for the most current calendar of programs.

Adult Lecture Series

Franklin Park Zoo

Planning for the next Series is currently underway. Please check back for more information.

College-Level Programming

Franklin Park Zoo

Zoo New England staff are available to teach a course or an individual class to graduate and undergraduate students. We offer lectures as well as classes at the Zoo to supplement in-class learning. Programs can be tailored to specific course goals. Contact us for more information.

Become an Educator (Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo)

Support Zoo Education through volunteering or internships! If you have a love of animals and the environment and enjoy talking to people of all ages, join our team! 

Teacher Resources

Check out our Teacher Resources page for more on educational kits, teacher training and special workshops.