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Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo

We've got tricks and treats for everyone this Halloween!

Boo at the Zoo at Stone Zoo

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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  • Zooclue Logo

    Zoo Clue Challenge

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, September 27, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

    Think you know a lot about the Franklin Park Zoo? Or, maybe just animals in general? Challenge yourself and a team of friends for the first Zoo Clue Challenge scavenger hunt. Registration required.

  • Szflatbread Box

    Stone Zoo Benefit at Flatbread Company

    Flatbread Company, Bedford
    Tuesday, September 30, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Support Stone Zoo by the slice!

  • Lemur Recycle

    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    October 11

    Bring your bottles and cans to Stone Zoo.

  • Gibbon Pumpkin

    Boo at the Zoo

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

  • Gorilla Pumpkin Box

    Zoo Howl

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, October 25 & Sunday, October 26, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

  • Zoolights Santacastle Feature


    Stone Zoo
    November 27 - January 4, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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

  • Santa Breakfast

    Breakfast with Santa

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Date TBD

    Dine with Saint Nick in our Tropical Forest.

  • Bunnybonanzoo

    Bunny Bonanzoo

    Stone Zoo
    Date TBD

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

  • zootopiadancing


    Saturday, May 9

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

  • gilmour

    Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Ride and Walk

    Date TBD

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

  • Teddybear Checkup

    Teddy Bear Check-Up

    Stone Zoo
    Date TBD

    Bring your favorite teddy bear for a check-up and clean bill of health.

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    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    Date TBD

    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.

  • Runwildsz Box

    Run Wild

    Stone Zoo
    Date TBD

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

  • 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!