Saturday, May 9, 5:30 - 11:00 p.m., Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Zootopia is a gala event that will “bring the Zoo” to the Seaport District as the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel is transformed for an unforgettable evening. For the third year, Citizens Bank is proud to return as the lead sponsor of Zootopia.

This annual fundraising gala begins with an artist meet and greet VIP reception and silent auction followed by a spectacular dinner, live auction and dancing. Attendees are encouraged to wear animal-inspired attire.

Proceeds from Zootopia will directly benefit Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, as well as Zoo New England’s nationally-recognized education and youth programs and vital conservation initiatives.

Tickets are $300 per person. Sponsorship packages are also available.

Purchase Tickets

For event details and sponsorship opportunities for Zootopia 2015, please contact Emily Irving at 617-989-2012 or eirving@zoonewengland.com ae events stoneham bank gmc strategies eastern bank related beal baystate financial ophthalmic consultants of boston bbj citizens bank


Venue Directions and Parking

  • $32.00 event valet rate
  • $45.00 overnight rate
  • Garage parking is also available

Driving Directions

From the North
I-93 South toward Boston/Sullivan Square/Charlestown. Take Exit 23 (Purchase Street Exit).  Turn left onto Seaport Boulevard. Seaport Boulevard becomes Northern Avenue. Turn right at Stop sign onto Congress Street. Turn right onto D Street to main entrance.
From the South
I-93 North toward Boston. Take Exit 20 toward Logan Airport/Worcester/South Station. Stay on the left and take I-90 East/Mass Pike Exit toward Logan Airport/South Boston. Keep right at the fork in the ramp.  Bear right onto Congress Street and follow sign to D Street. Hotel main entrance is on D Street.
From the West
I-90 East/Mass Pike toward I-95/Boston (toll). Take Exit 25 toward South Boston. Bear left in the fork toward Seaport Boulevard (you will see signs for the BCEC). Turn right onto Congress Street. Turn left onto D Street for main entrance.



Red Line to South Station. Switch to the Silver Line toward Logan Airport. Descend at the Silver Line Way stop or World Trade Center stop. Hotel is between the two MBTA stops.

Submit your nominations for the “Zoo Hero Youth Award”

Do you know a Zoo Hero?

As part of the celebration of Zootopia, the Zoos are thrilled to present the Zoo Hero Youth Award. We're looking for conservation-minded youth who love Franklin Park Zoo and/or Stone Zoo!

Download and share the "Are you a hero?" flyer (seen at right).

Submit a Nomination

2013 Zoo Heroes, Anna Rose Rudy and Adam Crellin-Sazama

Nominated youth should:

  • Be between the ages of 8 and 18
  • Have demonstrated a positive commitment to Zoo New England and its conservation mission
  • Have engaged in some outstanding action to support Zoo New England and its conservation mission

For consideration:

  • What positive environmental impact(s) emerged from the project? Any long-term or potential long-term impact?
  • What skills did the youth develop throughout the project?
  • What positive impact(s) has the project brought to the community? And which community? Local, regional, global? Any long-term or potential long-term impact?
  • How as the youth helped raise awareness on this issue? Please describe any educational component.
  • Other things to consider (if its project based) - creativity / innovation / design / time commitment.
  • Project’s direct impact on Zoo New England and awareness of ZNE

2014 Zoo Hero, John Dello Russo, Jr.

Deadline for nominations:

Friday March 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Nominations received after this deadline will not be considered.

The winner will be notified by Friday April 10, 2015. The award, along with a $1,000 scholarship to further the recipient's project, conservation work and education, will be presented at the Zootopia gala. The awardee and two adults will receive complimentary tickets to Zootopia to participate in the awards ceremony.


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