Playful Paws (Age 18 months to 3 years)

Franklin Park Zoo

Wednesdays, Oct., Dec., Jan., Mar., 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Stone Zoo

Wednesdays, January - April, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., Boys & Girls Club, Stoneham MA

This playgroup is as much for caregivers as it is for “cubs.” Get out of the house and bring your little one to the Zoo for open play and animal exploration. At each class we'll learn through looking, touching and movement. Possibilities are endless and may include storytimes, animal encounters, biofacts, simple crafts and more! If the weather’s nice, we may even go for romps outside! Each monthly session features new animals and activities, so join us for as many as you can!

Franklin Park Zoo Playgroups

Register for Franklin Park Zoo Playgroup

Wednesdays in October, December, January and March. Note: We will not meet on December 24th
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Franklin Park Zoo Meeting Barn
Pricing: $8 for member children, $10 for non-member children. Sibling discount available. Adults and non-participating siblings are welcome to stay in the class without charge as long as they are not disruptive to the class.

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

December: Creature Coverings
In this month's Playful Paws, we'll take a look at how many animals cover themselves from scales to fur and beyond.

January: Animal Homes
Every animal has a home! We'll look at the many ways animals make a home in the wild.

March: Nature in Your Backyard
Nature is everywhere, and we'll aim to find it both inside the exhibits and outside in this month's Playful Paws!

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, 9:30 - 10:15 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, 9:30 - 10:15 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, 9:30 - 10:15 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.