Please be advised that on April 25 at Franklin Park Zoo and April 26 at Stone Zoo, we will be conducting a routine animal escape drill. These drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We will do our best to have minimal impact on the guest experience. We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or


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.

Pre-Vet Workshop: May 20, 2018

MedicalexamWant to find out what it takes to be a Zoo veterinarian? Are you interested in exotic animal medicine? Come join us for a Pre-Vet Workshop at Franklin Park Zoo!

Sunday May 20, 2018 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Franklin Park Zoo's Tropical Forest Classroom

$25.00 per person


These courses are offered twice a year to current college or graduate students in a biology, pre-med, pre-vet, or similar type of college curriculum, who are interested in veterinary medicine. In this workshop, you'll see a variety of bio-artifacts, go on a behind-the-scenes tour, and receive some of the most valuable information to start your career from one of our Zoo veterinarians! Learn more about:

  • The profession of veterinary medicine
  • Careers and fields of employment
  • Career development
  • Pre-professional academic programs
  • Pre-requisites and extra-curricular activities
  • Professional program applications
  • Academic scores and professional preparation scores
  • State and National Board Exams

You must pre-register to attend the workshop.  Class size is limited! Workshop registration fees must be received prior to the workshop date.

Please contact the Education Department at Zoo New England at or 617-989-3742.

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 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! 

College-Level Programming

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.