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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Homeschool Classes

Zoo New England offers a variety of age-appropriate educational programming for home schooled students ages 6-13.

Classes are taught by Zoo educators and include hands-on activities, discussion, animal encounters and behind-the-scenes experiences. Each series includes progressive program topics focused on teaching students about animals and their interactions within their ecosystems. Students are encouraged to sign up for an entire series, as classes build off of previous topics.

Classes run from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and do not include Zoo Admission. 

"Investigating Animal Mysteries", Thursdays in October and November (8 weeks), Franklin Park Zoo

Spend 8 weeks debunking some common myths about animals. Are bats really blind? Can groundhogs really predict the start of spring? What do camels have in their humps? Find out the answers to these and many more mysteries!

Program dates: Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and November 5, 12, and 19
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 6 - 13 years old. Students will be split into two sessions by age if enough students in each age group register. 
Pricing: $100 for Members (proof of membership required), $120 for Non-members. Sibling discount available. Pricing does not include admission to the Zoo.

Register


Register for both fall and spring Franklin Park Zoo homeschool programs and save!

Pricing for both fall and spring: $165 for members (proof of membership required), $200 for non-members. Sibling discount available. Pricing does not include admission to the Zoo.

Register: Fall and Spring

"Getting to Know H2O", Thursdays in February, March, and April (8 weeks), Franklin Park Zoo

Water is essential for all living things. Come discover how it impacts plants, animals and the environment in this 8 week series. 

Program dates: February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 and 14.
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 6 - 13 years old. Students will be split into two sessions by age if enough students in each age group register. 
Pricing: $100 for Members (proof of membership required), $120 for Non-members . Sibling discount available. Pricing does not include admission to the Zoo.

Register

 

Register for both fall and spring Franklin Park Zoo homeschool programs and save!

Pricing for both fall and spring: $165 for members (proof of membership required), $200 for non-members. Sibling discount available. Pricing does not include admission to the Zoo.

Register: Fall and Spring