Please note: 
• On Free Fun Friday, August 26, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:30 p.m. 
• Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 27, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic, and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.

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Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

Stone Zoo

Second Saturday of each month, April through September, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Have some empty bottles and cans on your hands? Skip the trash barrel and head to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive!

By contributing to this recycling drive, held the second Saturday of each month April through September, you’re not only helping the environment, you’ll also be supporting the Zoo.

Proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England, the non-profit organization that manages Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo.

2016 Dates

  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10

The Drive is held in the Stone Zoo parking lot, located at 149 Pond St, Stoneham, MA.