Curious Cubs (Age 3 to 4 years)

Franklin Park Zoo

Every first Friday of the month, September – May, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Stone Zoo

Wednesdays, January - April, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m., Boys & Girls Club, Stoneham MA

Curious Cubs is designed for tots who have outgrown our Playful Paws Playgroup. Early explorations into the animal kingdom are a great way for kids to get hands-on with early science concepts and discover the wonders of the natural world. If the weather’s nice, we might go for treks outside!

Franklin Park Zoo Playgroups

Location: Meeting Barn
Pricing: $8 for members, $10 for non-members. Sibling Discount Available. 

Winter Survival: January 2, 2015

It's no picnic surviving through New England winters. Find out how our animals and others around the world survive super-cold temperatures!


Hop to It (Frogs!): February 6, 2015

Frogs here. Frogs there. Frogs and kids jumping everywhere! Come learn about all kinds of frogs at Franklin Park Zoo.


Just Wingin' It (Birds!): March 6, 2015

Those with feet are stuck near the ground, but some animals have found a way to fly high above! Find out all about birds in this class at Franklin Park Zoo.


Colorful Creatures: April 3, 2015

Animals come in an array of different colors. Join us as we explore a rainbow of colorful creatures!


Zoo Babies: May 3, 2014

Come meet the cutest, newest members of the Franklin Park Zoo Family. Learn how we help take care of baby animals at the Zoo.


Stoneham, MA Playgroups


Meets at the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham
15 Dale Court, Stoneham, MA 02180

Program Cost:

$32/four-week series for Zoo Members; $40 for Non-members
Additional participating siblings are half-price.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Session 1: Creature Coverings
Wednesdays, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
In this month's Playful Paws, we'll take a look at how many animals cover themselves from scales to fur and beyond.

Register for Session 1, Stoneham, MA

Session 2: Habitats for Tots

Wednesdays, February 25, March 4, 11 and 18, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Habitat means home. Animals get many things from their habitats to survive. This month we'll take a look at some of the very different places animals call home.

Register for Session 2, Stoneham, MA

Session 3: Silly Senses

Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 29, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
We have five senses we use to learn about the world around us. Come see if animals have the same senses and if they use them in the same ways!

Register for Session 3, Stoneham, MA


This Zoo Outreach opportunity is being made possible by the North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network.