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


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Party for the Planet

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Event is rain or shine!

Don’t miss the Earth Day celebration at Franklin Park Zoo! Visit the Zoo for a fun and engaging day to raise awareness for the planet and all it has to offer. Festivities include opportunities to meet zookeepers, animal enrichment activities, a scavenger hunt, workshops in the organic garden, and much more!


Talk with exhibitors from local conservation organizations to learn how you can contribute to a healthy planet and preserve the Earth.

Celebrate Pollinators in our organic garden

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Visit the Organic Garden Project and learn about the big role pollinators play in healthy ecosystems. This all-day event kicks off with a presentation from BestBees on the importance of native pollinators from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Then JP local artist, Carolyn Lewenberg will lead participants in building a native bee “hotel” for the garden. Children will have the opportunity to create “seed balls” to take home, with plants to support bees, butterflies and hummingbirds!

Offered in partnership with the Boston Food Forest Coalition, this spring series of workshops and talks focus on urban sustainability and permaculture principles. Workshops are designed to provide participants with hands-on opportunities to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice.

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THANK YOU to the following businesses for their generosity:

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