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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    LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston comes to Franklin Park Zoo!

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Thursday, June 29, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Learn how to build incredible Lego Prairie Dogs from LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston’s Master Model Builder

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    Move & Groove Enrichment Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, July 8, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Move and groove with us as we highlight the different types of enrichment we give to animals to do just that!

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    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    Second Saturday of each month, April through October, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Have some empty bottles and cans on your hands? Skip the trash barrel and head to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive!

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    Parrots & Pirates Day

    Stone Zoo
    Sunday, July 9, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Join Captain Jack and the Pirates of the Rogues’ Armada as they invade Stone Zoo.

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    Watercolor Wednesday

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Wednesday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Watch artists from the New England Watercolor Society as they work their watercolor magic throughout the Zoo, and paint some masterpieces of your own!

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    Enrichment Day

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, July 22, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Head to Stone Zoo to see enrichment in action. Enjoy zookeeper chats, fitness activities and games, education stations and more!

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    Roaring Nights: Sunset Sips

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, July 22, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Relax and take in the beautiful summer night at this 21+ after-hour event. Enjoy music, wine, animal encounters and more!

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    Free Fun Friday at Franklin Park Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Friday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Enjoy free admission to the Zoo!

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    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, August 19, 4:00-7:30 p.m.

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

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    Ales & Tails

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 16, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Sip brews among the animals at this wild beer-tasting!

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    Stone Zoo
    Nov. 24-Jan.1, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

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    Royal Sonesta, Boston
    Saturday, May 13, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

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

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    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, June 3, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    Raise a toast to Uncorked, our annual wine-tasting event!

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    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, June 17, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

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