Please be advised that on April 25 at Franklin Park Zoo and April 26 at Stone Zoo, we will be conducting a routine animal escape drill. These drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We will do our best to have minimal impact on the guest experience. 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 12, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Zootopia, Zoo New England's annual fundraising gala, "brings the Zoo” to the Cambridge waterfront's Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel. Generously presented by Citizens Bank, 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.

Zootopia will be hosted by NBC10 Boston, necn anchor Latoyia Edwards and chief meteorologist Matt Noyes.

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

Purchase Tickets

Please note, the deadline to apply for the Young Conservationist Award has passed. Thanks to all who applied!

For more information or to inquire about tickets or a table sponsorship, please contact Lanandra Russell at 617-379-5190 or

Event Parking

Royal Sonesta Boston
40 Edwin H Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02142

There are a few options for parking, including valet at the hotel, self-parking at the hotel garage, or self-parking across the street at the Cambridgeside Galleria garage.

Additional information for hotel parking can be found here: For the Cambridgeside Galleria, please visit:

Take a look at a few highights from last year's event: