Tuesday, January 27: Both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be closed due to inclement weather. Please travel safely.


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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  • Tropicalforestbox

    Warm up in the Tropical Forest

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Weekends in January and February, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Looking to shake off the winter cold? How about a trip to the Tropics? Don’t miss the biofacts and activity table at 11:00 a.m. each weekend in January and February inside the Tropical Forest!

  • Kidstfparrotbox

    Enjoy February school vacation week in the Tropics!

    Franklin Park Zoo
    February 16 - 20, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Looking for a fun way to stay warm during February vacation week? Head to our Tropical Forest for some wild events, including story time with Curious George and a birthday celebration for gorilla, Little Joe!

  • Have a WILD vacation at Stone Zoo!

    Stone Zoo
    February 16 - 20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Throughout February school vacation week, there will be daily education presentations as well as daily zookeeper encounters. Animals will receive special enrichment items!

  • Lemur Recycle

    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    Second Saturday of each month, April through October

    Bring your bottles and cans to Stone Zoo.

  • Bunnybonanzoo

    Bunny Bonanzoo

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, April 4

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

  • zootopiadancing


    Saturday, May 9, 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.

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    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.