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


White-cheeked gibbon

Eric Kilby

Earth Day

Stone Zoo

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Snow leopards, Mexican gray wolves, North American river otters and black bears are just a few of the incredible animals that call the Zoo home. In celebration of Earth Day, learn about the Zoo’s conservation initiatives and meet an animal up close at the Education Station located across from the flamingo exhibit. And don’t miss the zookeeper encounter at the black bear exhibit at 2:00 p.m.!

Calling all conservationists!

Visit the Kids' Corner on our website for some tips on how to be a wildlife conservationist in your own backyard: