Please note: Saturday, August 18: In preparation for our annual beer-tasting event, Brew at the Zoo, FPZ will close at 1:00 p.m. Admission tickets will be sold through 12:30 p.m.


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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    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, August 18, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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

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    Biodiversity Walks

    Various dates throughout August

    Even in the heart of the city, we're surrounded by incredible wildlife. Join us to learn how to look for and identify a range of native species from insects to birds to small mammals.

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    Teddy Bear Check-Up

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, August 25, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Bring your favorite teddy bear for a check-up and clean bill of health!

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    Prehistoric Dino Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, September 1, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Join us for dinosaur facts, crafts and more as we celebrate all things prehistoric!

  • Gibbon Birthday Party

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Celebrate Kien's birthday with us! The gibbon family will enjoy treats just for them, and you can meet with zookeepers throughout the day.

  • Lemur Recycle

    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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    Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!

    Castle Island Brewery
    Thursday, September 13, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Join us for an ongoing adult lecture series in the Boston area. Each month will highlight a different brewery and science or conservation project.

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    International Red Panda Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, September 15, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Join us and zoos worldwide as we celebrate International Red Panda Day.

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    Ales & Tails

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 15, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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

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    Pirates and Princesses Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, September 29, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Meet a few of your favorite princesses and join Jack and the Pirates of the Rogues’ Armada as they invade the Zoo.

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    Cars and Critters

    Stone Zoo
    Sunday, September 30, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Wild about cars? Rev your engines on over to Stone Zoo!

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    Jack O' Lantern Journey

    Franklin Park Zoo
    October 5 - November 4

    Carve lasting memories this season amongst thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns!

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    Howling Wolf Half Marathon

    Stone Zoo
    Sunday, October 28, 8:00 a.m.

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

  • Zoolights Santacastle Feature


    Stone Zoo
    Nov. 23 - 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.

  • Zootopia Box


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

  • Uncorked Box


    Franklin Park Zoo

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

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    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo

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

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    Sunset Sips

    Stone Zoo

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