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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  • Aazkbowl Box

    Bowling for Rhinos Fundraiser

    Town Line Luxury Lanes, Malden
    Friday, May 26, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

    Join Zoo New England in raising money to help prevent the extinction of the world's five remaining species of rhinos.

  • Soil Box

    Soil and Plant Health, a Talk with Dan Kittredge

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, May 27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Join Dan Kittredge of the Bionutrient Association for a discussion on how you can grow healthier, better tasting food crops.

  • Uncorked Box


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

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

  • Slothmombaby Box

    Rachel Galvez

    Make Memories at Stone Zoo thanks to StonehamBank

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Enjoy a day at Stone Zoo compliments of StonehamBank!

  • Starwarstrooper Box

    Star Wars Day

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

    The force will be strong for Star Wars Day at Franklin Park Zoo!

  • 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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    Biochar Workshop

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Sunday, June 11, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Join Michael Low from Vermont Biochar for a discussion on the benefits of using “biochar” – inoculated charcoal, a potent organic soil improver.

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    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, June 17, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

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

  • Gorillas Box

    Jennifer Williams

    Celebrate Father's Day at Franklin Park Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Sunday, June 18

    Celebrate your dad (and all of ours!) with FREE ADMISSION for fathers.

  • Gibbonfamily Box

    Dayle Sullivan-Taylor

    Celebrate Father's Day at Stone Zoo

    Stone Zoo
    Sunday, June 18

    Help us celebrate your father (and all of ours!) with FREE ADMISSION for all fathers throughout the day.

  • Bee Box

    Nurturing Nature to Restore Ecosystems

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Sunday, June 18, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Jim Laurie of Bio4Climate will discuss how nurturing nature can restore the planet’s ecosystems. Learn how fungi, beaver, shellfish, and other incredible species are needed to reverse global warming.

  • Giraffe

    Jari Squire

    World Giraffe Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Enjoy zookeeper encounters and learn how you can support giraffe conservation efforts.

  • Brewlogo Box

    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.

  • Alesandtails Box

    Ales & Tails

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 16, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

  • Zoolights Santacastle Feature


    Stone Zoo
    Nov. 24-Jan.1, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

  • zootopiadancing


    Royal Sonesta, Boston
    Saturday, May 13, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

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