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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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  • Jaguar Enrichment Box

    Enrichment Day

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, July 11, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Learn how we excite our animals' senses through enrichment, and watch our animals receive enrichment treats throughout the day.

  • Lemur Recycle

    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    Second Saturday of each month, April through October

    Bring your bottles and cans to Stone Zoo.

  • Macaw Animalcare

    Enrichment Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Ever wondered why some animals have balls, spinner toys and other items in their exhibits? Learn all about animal enrichment!

  • Seacoo Box

    Author Visit and Book Reading

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Thursday, August 6, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

    Hear about Seacoo, a panda bear cub with a passion for reading, during this author visit and book-reading event. Readings are followed by activities and zookeeper encounters.

  • Brewatthezoo

    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, August 15, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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

  • Freefunfriday

    Free Fun Friday at Franklin Park Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Friday, August 21, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Enjoy free admission to the Zoo!

  • 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.

  • Veteransday2014 Box

    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

    ZooLights

    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.

  • Bunnybonanzoo

    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!

  • zootopiadancing

    Zootopia


    2016 Date TBD

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

  • gilmour

    Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Ride and Walk


    2016 Date TBD

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

  • Uncorked Box

    Uncorked

    Franklin Park Zoo
    2016 Date TBD

    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.

  • Awildffair 2014 240

    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    2016 Date TBD

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