Please note: In preparation for our event, A Wild Affair:
• Stone Zoo's Bird Show will be closed from June 22-24.
• Stone Zoo will close at 1:00 p.m. on June 23. General admission tickets will be sold through 12:30 p.m.


Baird's tapirs

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, June 16, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

TEDxBeaconStreet Salon

Pre-Registration Required

Please note: In preparation for this event, the Tropical Forest will close at 4:00 p.m. on June 16.

At this one-of-kind event, listen to a wide range of speakers who will present inside the Tropical Forest building. Enjoy presentations alongside our animal residents, including western lowland gorillas. Throughout the event, there will be unique surprises you won't want to miss!

Boxed dinners and drink tickets are included with registration. For full information and registration, visit


  • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Check-in; check out exhibits
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Talks in Tapir Exhibit (Note: these talks will be recorded.)
  • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Ideas in Action Program (Note: this will not be recorded.)