Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Saturday, August 29, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.

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Programs for Families and Young Children

Become a Wild Adventurer - Attend a Zoo Program!

Wild Adventures Education Programs are amazing opportunities for children to learn more about animal life at the Zoo and beyond! Themes focusing on habitats, survival and conservation are introduced monthly. Programs may include live animal encounters, hands-on activities (stories, puppets, games, videos, and arts & crafts), behind-the-scenes tours and adventures on Zoo grounds!

Playful Paws Playgroup

Playgroup for ages 18 months to 3 years. Pre-registration required.

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Curious Cubs Playgroup

Playgroup for ages 3 to 4 years. Pre-registration required.

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