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Special Events

Throughout the year, Zoo New England celebrates and engages with the community by hosting and sponsoring fantastic special events. And when you’re looking for educational programs and everyday happenings at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, we have those too!

 

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  • Gibbon Birthday Party

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 5, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Celebrate Kien and Paddy's Birthdays! The gibbon family will enjoy treats just for them, and you'll have a chance to meet with zookeepers throughout the day.

  • Lemur Recycle

    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    Second Saturday of each month, April through October

    Bring your bottles and cans to Stone Zoo.

  • Foodtrucksafari Box

    Food Truck Safari

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, September 12, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Join us as food trucks from all over Boston roll into Franklin Park Zoo for a deliciously wild day!

  • Alesandtails Box

    Ales and Tails

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 19, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    Join us for Stone Zoo's first beer-tasting event!

  • Otterwave Box

    Cars and Critters

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Wild about cars? Join us for a car show at Stone Zoo on September 26!

  • Halloween SZ Box

    Boo at the Zoo

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals.

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    Zoo Howl

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, October 24 & Sunday, October 25, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on our Trick-or-Treat Trail.

  • Veteransday2014 Box

    Free Veterans Day Admission for Veterans, FPZ

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Wednesday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    To honor the service of all veterans, we're offering free admission to veterans.

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    Free Veterans Day Admission for Veterans, SZ

    Stone Zoo
    Wednesday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    To honor the service of all veterans, we're offering free admission to veterans.

  • Zoolights Santacastle Feature

    ZooLights

    Stone Zoo
    November 26 - January 4, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Closed Dec. 25)

    Our annual festival of lights promises to dazzle visitors of all ages this holiday season.

  • Bunnybonanzoo

    Bunny Bonanzoo

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Hop on down the bunny trail to Stone Zoo, where an Easter celebration awaits!

  • zootopiadancing

    Zootopia


    2016 Date TBD

    Zootopia is our annual creative, black-tie gala benefitting both Zoos.

  • gilmour

    Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Ride and Walk


    2016 Date TBD

    This bike and walkathon raises funds for the Zoo community to pursue professional endeavors.

  • Uncorked Box

    Uncorked

    Franklin Park Zoo
    2016 Date TBD

    Join us for our annual wine-tasting event! Throughout the evening, guests can sample wines while strolling among the animals in the Zoo’s signature Tropical Forest Pavilion.

  • Awildffair 2014 240

    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    2016 Date TBD

    This tasting event features restaurants, entertainment, auctions, and an opportunity to stroll among the animals.

  • Brewatthezoo

    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    2016 Date TBD

    This annual beer-tasting event features stations hosted by local breweries and restaurants.