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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    PreZOOdential Election Week

    Franklin Park Zoo
    February 15 - 19, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Who will become animal ‘President’ of the Zoo in this wild race?

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    February School Vacation Week

    Stone Zoo
    February 15 - 19

    Fight the urge to hibernate! Visit Stone Zoo for daily zookeeper encounters, education stations and animal enrichment.

  • Celebrate Little Joe’s 23rd Birthday!

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Monday, February 15, 10:15 a.m.

    Don’t miss a party and cake in the Tropical Forest in celebration of Little Joe's birthday!

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    PreZOOdential Inaugural Celebration

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, February 20, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Join us for the announcement of Franklin Park Zoo's PreZOOdential election winner!

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    Leap Day Celebration

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, February 27, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Leap Day only comes around once every four years, so you don’t want to miss the celebration at Franklin Park Zoo!

  • A Roaring Birthday Celebration for the Lion Brothers

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, March 12, 10:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia turn seven in March, and guests are invited to celebrate the occasion!

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    Bunny Bonanzoo

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

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    Royal Sonesta Boston
    Saturday, May 7, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

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

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    Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Ride and Walk

    Saturday, May 7

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

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    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, June 4, 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 18, 5:30 - 9:00 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 20, 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!

  • Lemur Recycle

    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    Second Saturday of each month, April through October

    Bring your bottles and cans to Stone Zoo.

  • Zoolights Santacastle Feature


    Stone Zoo
    Runs between Thanksgiving and New Years

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