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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    Franklin Park Biodiversity Walks

    Franklin Park
    October 22, 23, 24 and 28

    Join Zoo staff on our fall bio-blitz to survey Franklin Park's wildlife. Pre-registration required.

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    Zoo Howl

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

  • Snow Leopard Day

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Join us for a day devoted to these "Ghosts of the Mountains." Meet zookeepers, visit education stations, make snow leopard crafts, and more!

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    Free Veterans Day Admission for Veterans, SZ

    Stone Zoo
    November 10 and 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, FPZ

    Franklin Park Zoo
    November 10 and 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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    Howling Wolf Half Marathon

    Stone Zoo
    Sunday, November 12, 8:00 a.m.

    Run for a WILD cause at Stone Zoo's Howling Wolf Half Marathon!

  • Zoolights Santacastle Feature


    Stone Zoo
    Nov. 24 - Dec.31, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Closed Dec.25)

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

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    World Anteater Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, November 25, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    In celebration of World Anteater Day, visit Jockamo the giant anteater at his exhibit in the Tropical Forest!

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    Date TBD

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

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    Franklin Park Zoo
    Date TBD

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

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    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    Date TBD

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

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    Roaring Nights: Sunset Sips

    Stone Zoo
    Date TBD

    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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    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 - 7:30 p.m.

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