Please note: Due to our annual wine-tasting event, Uncorked, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. General admission tickets will be sold through 3:30 p.m.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Go behind the scenes to see the Zoo from a new point of view! During your specialized tour, you'll meet some amazing animals and have your questions answered from experienced Zoo educators.

Franklin Park Zoo Tours

Giraffe Feeding Giraffe
Need someone to look up to? Meet our Masai giraffes, the world's tallest land mammals, in their off-exhibit area and learn how we care for them.
Ages 6 and up.
Redpanda Box Red Panda
You don't have to travel to a bamboo forest to meet red pandas! Come meet these adorable animals and learn about them from zookeepers and educators.
Ages 6 and up.
Sloth Box Sloth
Did you know the sloth is the world's slowest mammal? Take a moment to slow down your own pace to meet these two-toed tree-dwellers! Don't miss out on this up-close and personal look at our animals and learn from the keepers who work with them every day!
Ages 6 and up.
Goat A Day on the Farm
Looking for a hands-on visit to the Zoo? Head over to Franklin Farm to learn more about horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep and goats as well as chickens and pigs. See how to groom a horse and meet the other animals up close.
Ages 3 and up.

Tour Details

  • $150 for 30-minute group tour, up to five guests per group
  • Tours are led by knowledgeable Zoo staff
  • Please note age restrictions on each tour
  • Tours operate during Zoo hours (subject to availability, two weeks advance request required)

Book a Tour!

Contact us at education@zoonewengland.com or by phone at 617-989-3742.
Please note: Two weeks advance request required. Tour dates fill quickly and may not be available.

Related:

PresidentscircleBecome a member of Zoo New England’s President’s Circle, and you’ll receive a number of exclusive benefits, including a private behind-the-scenes tour for up to six guests.
Learn more

Stone Zoo Tours

Bear Box2 Do bears make you growl with joy? Come to the Zoo to learn more about black bears and hear the personal stories of Smoky and Bubba. Create bear enrichment and discover for yourself just how clever these bears can be! No age restriction.

 Tour Details

  • $150 for 30-minute group tour, up to five guests per group
  • Tours are led by knowledgeable Zoo staff
  • Please note age restrictions on each tour
  • Tours operate during Zoo hours (subject to availability, two weeks advance request required)

Book a Tour!

Contact us at education@zoonewengland.com or by phone at 617-989-3742.
Please note: Two weeks advance request required. Tour dates fill quickly and may not be available.

Related:

PresidentscircleBecome a member of Zoo New England’s President’s Circle, and you’ll receive a number of exclusive benefits, including a private behind-the-scenes tour for up to six guests.
Learn more