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


Roaring Nights: Be a Kid Again

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, May 6, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Who says zoos are only for kids? Party like a kid again in our all new Children’s Zoo!

Express your inner-child at the craft table, where you can create enrichment items for the Zoo’s animals and even meet some of them! Compete in fun games and enjoy photo ops with the Zoo’s farm animals. There will be a live DJ throughout the night, along with prizes, a cash bar, and much more!

Red pandas, prairie dogs, and Reeves’s muntjac are just some of the incredible animals that call the Children’s Zoo home. Discover what it’s truly like to be a kid again in this interactive space of nature, adventure and imaginative play.

This event is for big kids (21+) only! Ticket price includes one glass of wine from Kingdom Wine Company and appetizers.

Purchase Tickets
  • Early Bird: $35 until April 21
  • Regular: $45
  • At the gate: $50
Purchase VIP Tickets
  • $90 (Limited number of ticket available)
  • The VIP experience includes behind the scenes with the red panda, and panda plush


Proceeds from Roaring Nights will support the operation and continued growth of Zoo New England, its education programs, and conservation initiatives.

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Thank you to Kingdom Wine Company, Zoo New England's 2017 wine sponsor!