Join us for Zootopia, our annual fundraising gala!


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!

  • Marathonteam Box

    Support Zoo New England's 2015 Boston Marathon Team

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, March 14, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Come support Zoo New England's 2015 Boston Marathon team! Meet some amazing animals while enjoying refreshments in the always-balmy Tropical Forest.

  • Gorilla Greenenrichment Box

    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with animal enrichment

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Sunday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Celebrate with Franklin Park Zoo as animals receive green-themed enrichment items for St. Patrick’s Day!

  • Otter2 Box

    Enrichment fun in celebration of St. Patrick's Day

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, March 15, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Watch as animals receive green-themed enrichment items in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!

  • World Water Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Sunday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Learn how the Zoo employs water conservation practices, as well as how you can contribute to water conservation at home. Festivities include zookeeper encounters and conservation-based activities.

  • 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, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

  • zootopiadancing


    Saturday, May 9, 5:30 - 11:00 p.m., 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.

  • 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


    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.