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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  • Zoolights Santacastle Feature


    Stone Zoo
    Nov. 25-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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    Santa Claus is coming to the Tropics!

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturdays, December 3, 10 & 17, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Visit with Santa inside Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest.

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    Saving Tapirs and Wild Places in Nicaragua

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, December 17, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    This talk will engage the audience in the challenges, joys, dangers, and the unique beauty of conservation work in one of the most remote landscapes of Central America.

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    December School Vacation Week- FPZ

    Franklin Park Zoo
    December 26 - 30, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Spend a WILD winter school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

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    December School Vacation Week- SZ

    Stone Zoo
    December 26 - 30, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Connect with incredible animals during your school vacation week at Stone Zoo!

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    Zoo Year's Eve

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, December 31, 4:00 p.m.

    Looking for a WILD way to celebrate the New Year with the family? Join in the reindeer parade led by Stone Zoo's reindeer, enjoy early entry to ZooLights and more festive fun.

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    Celebrate World Bird Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, January 7, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Learn more about Franklin Park Zoo's winged wonders on World Bird Day!

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    Royal Sonesta, Boston
    Saturday, May 13, 2017

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

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    Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Ride and Walk

    2017 Date TBD

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

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

    Join us for our annual wine-tasting event! Throughout the evening, guests can sample wines while strolling among the animals in the Zoo’s signature Tropical Forest Pavilion.

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    A Wild Affair

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

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

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    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, August 19, 3:30-7:30 p.m.

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

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    Ales and Tails

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 17, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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