Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Saturday, August 29, 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.


Teddy Bear Check-Up

Stone Zoo

Saturday, June 13, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bring your favorite teddy bear for a day of cuddly fun! Stone Zoo staff will be on hand to give your bear a check-up and clean bill of health.

Teddy Bear Parade

Enjoy a Teddy Bear Parade, which begins at 2:30 p.m. Meet at the Teddy Bear Check-up table, located at the end of Yukon Creek across from the reindeer exhibit.

Learn more about black bears Smoky and Bubba!

Stop by the black bear exhibit at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and meet a zookeeper who cares for Smoky and Bubba. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the bears!