Please note: Volunteers, Zoo employees and local emergency responders will take part in a routine animal escape drill on Wednesday, April 26 at Franklin Park Zoo, and Thursday, April 27 at Stone Zoo. These routine drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be able to participate in the evacuation portion, and may be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or


School Vacation Week

Looking to go a little wild during school break? Zoo New England offers the perfect opportunity to learn about amazing animals while having a blast!

Fantastic Habitats and Where to Find Them
April 18-21, 2017
Franklin Park Zoo

Explore local critters and their habitats. We'll investigate the importance of aquatic ecosystems, as well as forests, fields and urban homes for animals.

Geared toward children ages 7 to 11, the “Fantastic Habitats” program will include a variety of fun activities including animal encounters, arts and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours and games!



  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Drop-Off: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
  • Pick-Up: 3:45-4:00 p.m.


Ages 7-11


  • Member Child - $220 per session
  • Non-member Child - $260 per session
  • 15% Discount for registering for both sessions!
  • Pre-registration is required.

Please contact Emily Miller at 617-989-2006 or or Eliza Forman at 617-989-3742 or email with any questions.