Please note: Volunteers, Zoo employees and local emergency responders will take part in a routine animal escape drill on Wednesday, April 26 at Franklin Park Zoo, and Thursday, April 27 at Stone Zoo. These routine drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be able to participate in the evacuation portion, and may be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or


Cotton-top tamarins

Eric Kilby

Celebrate Mother's Day at Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo

Sunday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate your mom (and all of ours!) with FREE ADMISSION for all mothers throughout the day. Bring Mom along with the entire family to the Zoo for a memorable day spent discovering incredible animals!

Be sure to look for all of the animal moms – say hello to western lowland gorilla, Kiki, and her offspring, Kimani, Kambiri and Azize; Nigerian dwarf goat, Chewbacca, and her mother, Leia; as well as cotton-top tamarin mom, Wilma, and her baby.