Zoo Howl

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, October 24 & Sunday, October 25, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Generously presented by the Empire Loan Charitable Foundation

Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Crafts will be generously provided by Michaels of Braintree. Throughout the day, people can learn about the importance of enrichment as they watch as many of the animals receive pumpkins, generously donated by Whole Foods Market Jamaica Plain, as enrichment items. Children will also have the opportunity to climb aboard one of the famous DUCK boats. The DUCK boat staff will hand out candy. Other haunted happenings include:

  • Creepy crafts
  • Ghoulish games
  • Costume contests
  • Haunted maze
  • Hayrides
  • Animal enrichment

The Empire Loan Charitable Foundation was created to support a wide range of community activities in and around the neighborhoods where Empire Loan operates.

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Join the U.Fund Dreams Tour at Zoo Howl at the Franklin Park Zoo on October 25! This fun-filled day is sponsored by the U.Fund College Investing Plan, offered by MEFA and managed by Fidelity Investments. At the U.Fund Dreams Tour tent, you’ll find fun, interactive activities and a special photo opportunity designed to help your kids picture future career possibilities.

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Thank you to KINDNature Valley and Necco for providing delicious treats! Special thanks also go out to our friends at Boston Duck Tours for joining us!

General admission rates apply to Halloween events. Zoo admission is free to all members. 


Meet the hayride tractor driver! Video: "A Man and a Tractor"