Saturday, May 7, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

On Saturday, May 7, Zootopia 2016 will “bring the Zoo” to the Cambridge waterfront–as the Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel and Ballroom is transformed for an unforgettable evening. This year's event will focus on the exceptional people who support our mission and help ensure that your world-class city has world-class Zoos! 

This annual fundraising gala will begin with a cocktail reception and auction followed by a spectacular dinner and dancing. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in animal-inspired attire.

Proceeds from Zootopia 2016 will directly benefit the 267 species and over 2,000 animals that call Franklin Park and Stone Zoos home and will help ensure that our unique opportunities, educational programs, and conservations efforts locally and around the world are sustained for many years to come.

Tickets will be available soon. Please check this page again in the coming weeks!
For event details and sponsorship opportunities for Zootopia 2016, please contact Emily Irving at 617-989-2012 or eirving@zoonewengland.com.
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Submit your nominations for the Zoo Hero Youth Award

Do you know an outstanding youth who is an advocate for wildlife and conservation? Nominate him or her for the Zoo Hero Youth Award!

Zootopia Sherman

As part of the celebration of Zootopia, the Zoos are thrilled to present the Fourth Annual Zoo Hero Youth Award. The award will be presented at Zootopia 2016 on Saturday May 7, 2016. The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to further his/her project, conservation work or education. The awardee and two adults will receive complimentary tickets to attend Zootopia.

The deadline for this nomination is Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Nominations received after this deadline will not be considered. The awardee will be notified by Friday, April 1, 2016.

 Nominated youth should:

  • Be between the ages of 8 and 18
  • Have demonstrated a positive commitment or engaged in some outstanding action to support wildlife conservation, habitat protection or to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations.
Submit a Nomination

Pictured right: 2015 Zoo Hero Youth, Jack T. Sherman






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