Please note: 
• On Free Fun Friday, August 26, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:30 p.m. 
• Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 27, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic, and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.


Shopping and Dining




Discover some wild finds at the Things Wild Gift Shop. Plush toys, games, apparel, and much more are available year round.

Forget something? Our gift shop’s got all the essential items, like umbrellas, sunscreen, batteries and water bottles.

October - December: daily, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
January 4 - March 31: daily, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 1 -  September 30: weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Giddy Up Grill


Giddy-Up Grill

Franklin Park Zoo's indoor, southwestern-themed Giddy-Up Grill concession stand (open year round) offers delicious treats for the whole family. The grill serves a selection of wraps, burgers, fries, sandwiches, salads, pizza and many other kid-friendly foods.
October - December: daily, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
January 4 - March 31: daily, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 1 -  September 30: weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; weekends, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Kalaharikitchen Box

Kalahari Kitchen

At the seasonal Kalahari Kitchen guests can find hamburgers, hotdogs, and other morsels fresh off the grill.

Weather permitting
Mid-April - June 30: weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July - September 30:
daily, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
September 30- October:
weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Picnic FPZ

Picnic Areas

Bring your own food and have a snack at one of our many picnic locations throughout the Zoo.