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Franklin Farm

Experience farm life in the middle of Boston! This warm-weather exhibit features a petting zoo, where children can see and touch friendly goats. Explore the brooder building, where newly-hatched chicks keep warm, and visit the chicken coop to greet several species of older chickens. The main barn houses ponies, donkey and goats. And keep an eye peeled for our resident barn cat!

Fun on the Farm

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Petting Zoo

Weekdays, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Weather permitting

Greet our Nigerian dwarf goats in the contact corral. These friendly barnyard beauties are sure to win hearts (and a few goat pellets)!

 

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Zookeeper Chat

Daily, 3:00 p.m.

Learn more about the animals of Franklin Farm during daily zookeeper chats.

 

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Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour!

Looking for a hands-on visit to the Zoo? Head over to the farm to learn more about horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep and goats as well as chickens and pigs. See how to groom a horse and meet the other animals up close. Learn more!