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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.

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.

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! 

Celebrate Boston's Birds at Franklin Park Zoo

In this program, designed for adults and families, you'll learn how to identify some familiar feathered friends and then practice your bird ID skills in Franklin Park!

In this program, participants will collect data from bird sightings and submit it to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's "Celebrate Urban Birds" citizen science project. Citizen science is data collection made by the public that's used by scientists in the field, and in this case, to help conserve and protect local urban bird species.

Each participant will receive a free Bird ID Kit from Cornell's Lab of Ornithology. This program also includes refreshments and a live animal encounter.

Who:
Adults and families with children ages 10 and up.

When (3 dates):

  • Earth Day, 4/22/17, 9:00-11:30 a.m. REGISTER
  • Evening Program, 5/3/17, 5:00-7:30 p.m. REGISTER
  • World Migratory Bird Day, 5/13/17, 9:00-11:30 a.m. REGISTER

Cost:
$18 for members, $20 for non-members

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.

Teacher Resources

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