Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 23, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.


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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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  • Runwildsz Box

    Run Wild

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, August 23

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gibbon Pumpkin

    Boo at the Zoo

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19

    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

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

  • Zoolights Santacastle Feature


    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


    Saturday, May 9

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

  • gilmour

    Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Ride and Walk

    Saturday, May 9

    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

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