Please note: 
• On Free Fun Friday, August 26, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:30 p.m. 
• Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 27, 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.



Are programs only held during the school year?

We offer educational programs all year round.


If I’m a member of another zoo or museum, do you offer reciprocity discounts for educational programs?

No, reciprocity discounts don’t extend to educational programs unless we specifically state the program is in partnership with that museum or organization.


Can a younger child (who doesn’t meet the program’s age requirements) accompany my registered child to a member program if he/she sits quietly with me?

This is at the educator’s discretion, but if the younger child is not disruptive and doesn’t participate in the program, you won’t be charged for that child to be there.


Can I pay at the program?

We ask that you pre-register for programs with a balance paid in full before the program begins.