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Red Panda

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Red Panda

You don't have to travel to a bamboo forest to meet red pandas! Visit these adorable animals in the new Children's Zoo and learn all about them from zookeepers and educators. If the animals are keen on a snack, you may even be able to feed them!

  • Ages 6 and up
  • Up to four guests per group
  • Seasonal: October - April
  • $175 for 30-minute group tour

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Bongo and Red River Hog

Meet some bright, big-eared friends in the Kalahari Kingdom! You’ll have the opportunity to come face-to-face with these charismatic animals and even offer them some snacks!

  • Ages 6 and up
  • Up to 5 guests per group
  • Weather dependent: We'll do our best to reschedule in advance in the case of inclement weather.
  • Seasonal: May - September
  • $150 for 30-minute group tour

Goat

A Day on the Farm

Looking for a hands-on visit to the Zoo? Head over to Franklin 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. If the animals are keen on a snack, you may even be able to feed them!

  • Ages 3 and up
  • Up to five guests per group
  • $150 for 30-minute group tour

Tour Details

  • Tours are led by knowledgeable Zoo staff
  • Please note age restrictions on each tour
  • Tours operate during Zoo hours (subject to availability, two weeks advance request required)
  • Photos are not permitted behind the scenes
  • Please note, every animal moves at its own special pace, so we can't pre-arrange an animal's activity level or nap schedule for your tour!

Book a Tour!

Contact us at education@zoonewengland.com or by phone at 617-989-3742.
Please note: Two weeks advance request required. Tour dates fill quickly and may not be available.

Related:

PresidentscircleBecome a member of Zoo New England’s President’s Circle, and you’ll receive a number of exclusive benefits, including a private behind-the-scenes tour for up to six guests.
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