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



Saturday, May 13, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Zootopia, presented by Citizens Bank, is set to “bring the Zoo” to the Cambridge waterfront this May! This annual fundraising gala benefitting Zoo New England will be held at the Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel.

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necn anchor Latoyia Edwards and chief meteorologist Matt Noyes

The evening begins with a cocktail reception and auction followed by a spectacular dinner and dancing. During the cocktail reception, guests will have the opportunity to meet some of the Zoos’ education program animals. Animal-inspired attire is encouraged!

Zootopia 2017 will be hosted by NBC Boston, necn anchor Latoyia Edwards and chief meteorologist Matt Noyes.

Event proceeds will help to further the Zoos’ mission to inspire and educate the next generation of conservation stewards and leaders.

Necnweb Thank you to necn, Zootopia's media sponsor.

For event details and sponsorship opportunities for Zootopia 2017, please contact Emily Irving at 617-989-2012 or

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