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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

Giraffe Feeding

Giraffe

Need someone to look up to? Meet our Masai giraffes, the world's tallest land mammals, and see how you measure up! Learn more about these amazing animals and how we care for them at Franklin Park Zoo while having an up-close encounter.

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

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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

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

Tour Details

  • $150 for 30-minute group tour
  • 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.

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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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