Important: In preparation for our annual Run Wild event, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. General admission tickets will be sold through 3:30 p.m.

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Franklin Park Zoo  

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 Paddy Box

    Eric Kilby

    Celebrate Paddy’s 3rd Birthday

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 6

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

  • Runwildfpz Box

    Run Wild

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, September 6

    Lace up your running shoes and join other race enthusiasts and animal lovers for our Run Wild 5K!

  • Lemur Recycle

    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    September 13 & October 11

    Bring your bottles and cans to Stone Zoo.

  • Peppapig Logo

    Meet Peppa Pig™ at Farm Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Sunday, September 14

    You don’t have to leave the city to experience life on the farm! Don’t miss Farm Day, featuring special guest Peppa Pig.

  • Redpanda Box

    International Red Panda Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, September 20

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

  • Zebra Bag Box

    Zoo Clue Challenge

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, September 27

    Think you know a lot about the Franklin Park Zoo? Or, maybe just animals in general? Challenge yourself and a team of friends for the first Zoo Clue Challenge scavenger hunt. Registration required.

  • Szflatbread Box

    Stone Zoo Benefit at Flatbread Company

    Flatbread Company, Bedford
    Tuesday, September 30, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Support Stone Zoo by the slice!

  • Gibbon Pumpkin

    Boo at the Zoo

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

  • Gorilla Pumpkin Box

    Zoo Howl

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, October 25 & Sunday, October 26, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

  • Zoolights Santacastle Feature

    ZooLights

    Stone Zoo
    November 27 - December 31

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

  • Santa Breakfast

    Breakfast with Santa

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Date TBD

    Dine with Saint Nick in our Tropical Forest.

  • Bunnybonanzoo

    Bunny Bonanzoo

    Stone Zoo
    Date TBD

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

  • zootopiadancing

    Zootopia


    Saturday, May 9

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

  • gilmour

    Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Ride and Walk


    Date TBD

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

  • Teddybear Checkup

    Teddy Bear Check-Up

    Stone Zoo
    Date TBD

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

  • Awildffair 2014 240 (1)

    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    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
    Date TBD

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

  • Runwildsz Box

    Run Wild

    Stone Zoo
    Date TBD

    Lace up your running shoes and join other race enthusiasts and animal lovers for our Run Wild 5K!