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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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    Jack O' Lantern Journey

    Franklin Park Zoo
    October 5 - November 4

    Carve lasting memories this season amongst thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns!

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    Zoo Howl

    Franklin Park Zoo
    October 27 & 28, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

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    Howling Wolf Half Marathon & 6K

    Stone Zoo
    Sunday, October 28, 8:00 a.m.

    Run for a WILD cause at Stone Zoo's Howling Wolf Half Marathon & 6K!

  • Wild Cat Day

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Go WILD for Stone Zoo’s big cats as we spotlight our cougar and snow leopards!

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    Half the Price, Twice the Fun at Franklin Park Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Friday, November 23, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Burn off the Thanksgiving turkey and get the family out of the house for Half-Price Day!

  • Half-Price Day at Stone Zoo

    Stone Zoo
    Friday, November 23, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Shopping will be a zoo, so head to Stone Zoo the day after Thanksgiving and receive half priced admission!

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    World Anteater Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, November 24, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    In celebration of World Anteater Day, visit Jockamo the giant anteater in the Tropical Forest!

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    ZooLights

    Stone Zoo
    Nov. 23 - Dec. 31, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Closed Dec.25)

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

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    Zootopia


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

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    Uncorked

    Franklin Park Zoo

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

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    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo

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

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    Sunset Sips

    Stone Zoo

    Relax and take in the beautiful summer night at this 21+ after-hour event. Enjoy music, wine, animal encounters and more!

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    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo

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

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    Ales & Tails

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 15, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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