Original Artwork by Western Lowland Gorilla, Little Joe!


Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate ArtWeek in a WILD way at Franklin Park Zoo. Join us for a day of creativity, and express your love of all things wild and wonderful through music, watercolor and more!


  • Watch and ask questions directly to the artists from the New England Watercolor Society as they draw inspiration from the animals and paint their likenesses en plein air.
  • Create ocean-themed art with Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs and view their pop-up art exhibit featuring pieces created by students to raise awareness for climate change. 
  • Enjoy the vocal stylings of local a cappella group, Random Chants, as they serenade  animals and guests.
  • Get creative with the Zoo’s Green Team, who will be making crafts out of recycled materials.

Zookeeper Chats:

  • 10:30 a.m. – Lemur
  • 11:00 a.m. – Bird’s World
  • 11:30 a.m. – Mystery Animal Encounter, Hippo Theatre
  • 1:30 p.m. – Red panda
  • 2:00 p.m. – Gorilla
  • 2:30 p.m. – Kea