Hop on over to Bunny Bonanzoo at Stone Zoo

Don't miss Science & Conservation Day at Franklin Park Zoo

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Go wild during school vacation week!

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Join us for Zootopia, our annual fundraising gala


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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  • Bunnybonanzoo

    Bunny Bonanzoo

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, April 4, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

  • Science and Conservation Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, April 11, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Don't miss an engaging day focused on conservation and research. Learn about the the Snow Leopard Trust in a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion and Frogwatch Citizen Science training.

  • Aviary

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

    Franklin Park Zoo
    April 20 - 24, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Throughout April school vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring the Zoo.

  • Spend a WILD April school vacation week at Stone Zoo!

    Stone Zoo
    April 20 – 24, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Throughout the week, there will be zookeeper encounters, a scavenger hunt and more.

  • Lemur Recycle

    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    Second Saturday of each month, April through October

    Bring your bottles and cans to Stone Zoo.

  • Butterflygarden2 Box

    Party for the Planet

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Friday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Don’t miss our Earth Day celebration! Visit the Zoo for a fun and engaging day to raise awareness for the planet and all it has to offer.

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    Princess and Frog Day

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Meet your favorite princesses and learn all about the unique adaptations of frogs and the critical role they play in healthy ecosystems at Princess and Frog Day!

  • zootopiadancing


    Saturday, May 9, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m., Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

    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.

  • Uncorked Box


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

    Mark your calendar 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.

  • Teddybear Checkup

    Teddy Bear Check-Up

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, June 13, 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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    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, June 20, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

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

  • Brewatthezoo

    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, August 15

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

  • Runwildfpz Box

    Run Wild

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Date TBD

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

  • Halloween SZ Box

    Boo at the Zoo

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

  • Halloweenfpz Box

    Zoo Howl

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, October 24 & Sunday, October 25, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

  • Veteransday2014 Box

    Free Veterans Day Admission for Veterans, FPZ

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Wednesday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    To honor the service of all veterans, we're offering free admission to veterans.

  • Veteransday2014 Box

    Free Veterans Day Admission for Veterans, SZ

    Stone Zoo
    Wednesday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    To honor the service of all veterans, we're offering free admission to veterans.

  • Zoolights Santacastle Feature


    Stone Zoo
    November 27 - January 4, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Closed Dec. 25)

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