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

Zootopia 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.

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!

Proceeds from Zootopia will directly benefit Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo and will help to further the Zoos’ mission to inspire and educate the next generation of conservation stewards and leaders.

Tickets will be available soon. Please check this page again!
For event details and sponsorship opportunities for Zootopia 2017, please contact Emily Irving at 617-989-2012 or eirving@zoonewengland.com.

Submit your nominations for the Young Conservationist Award


2016 award winner, Fong Mung

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

Submit a Nomination

As part of the Zootopia celebration, Zoo staff is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Young Conservationist Award.

The nominated youth should be between the ages of eight and 18, have demonstrated a positive commitment to Zoo New England and its conservation mission, and have engaged in some outstanding action to support this.

The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, will be presented at Zootopia on May 13, 2017 to further the recipient's project, conservation work and education. The winner and two adults will receive complimentary tickets to Zootopia to participate in the awards ceremony.

Nominations for the Young Conservationist Award are being accepted through Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.