Stone Zoo Special Events
Enjoy "Carnivore Explore" during April School Vacation Week!
April 21 – 25, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Visit Stone Zoo during April school vacation week and learn more about all the incredible carnivores that call the Zoo home. From snow leopards, jaguars, cougars and Mexican gray wolves to arctic foxes, lynxes, bald eagles and many others, visitors can discover all of these animals’ amazing adaptations.
-Zookeeper encounters (meet with zookeepers for fascinating animal facts and the inside scoop on our animals!)
The birds are back at Stone Zoo!
Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey show opens May 3, 2014
Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey features bird species from around the world, including a bald eagle, king vulture, wedge-tailed eagle, black vulture, Abdim’s stork and many others, in this engaging and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Birds will fly in from overhead and demonstrate natural behaviors including unique survival techniques and food foraging, as well as specialized physical adaptations.
Don't miss the opportunity to watch these acrobats of the sky!
Show runs through Labor Day
Saturday, May 3, 2014
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner, auctions and a few surprises that only a zoo can provide!
Event details and registration
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Zoo!
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Help us celebrate your mom (and all of ours!) at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11! In recognition of all they do, we're offering FREE ADMISSION for all mothers throughout the day.
Endangered Species Day
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Did you know Stone Zoo is home to a number of endangered species including jaguars, Mexican gray wolves, Panamanian golden frogs, hyacinth macaws and others? In honor of Endangered Species Day, Stone Zoo has partnered with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries to present an engaging day designed for visitors of all ages to learn more about endangered species and ways they can help protect these animals as well as their habitats.
NOAA Fisheries will bring life-size inflatable replicas of animals including a right whale calf, leatherback turtle and 10-foot long Atlantic sturgeon. The day will also include activities and games for kids, animal encounters, as well as opportunities to meet zookeepers during scheduled zookeeper encounters.
Animal Encounter Schedule:
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Animal Discovery Center
Endangered Species Day Coloring and Writing Contest
Through May 10, children aged three to 10 are invited to enter the 5th Annual Endangered Species Day Coloring and Writing Contest. Draw a picture of your favorite endangered species or write a short piece about the animals, detailing why they're endangered or what you can do to help. Entries will be accepted through May 10. Winners of each age group will be contacted and announced on Saturday, May 17, and will receive a certificate of recognition and the honor of having their work framed and displayed in the Animal Discovery Center!
Bowling For Rhinos
Thursday, May 29, 2014
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Town Line Luxury Lanes, 665 Broadway, Route 99, Malden, MA
Registration fee: $20.00 (includes a BFR T-shirt!)
Download pledge sheet
Each year the national American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) sponsors a fundraising bowl-a-thon, “Bowling For Rhinos” (BFR). Over 60 AAZK chapters participate throughout the U.S. and Canada, raising between $200,000- $300,000 annually. We'd love to see that number increase this year! Funds support Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Ujung Kulon National Park, Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, and Way Kambas National Park. These sanctuaries not only save rhinos, but they protect ecosystems!
Our local chapter’s BFR event is extremely popular, with teams formed within and outside of the zookeeper community to raise awareness and contributions for rhino conservation. Bowlers collect pledges to raise funds for the event, and top fundraisers receive prizes.
Not so into bowling? You can still help raise funds-- with or without those fancy bowling shoes--by collecting pledges.
Download a pledge sheet, and let's get rolling!
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A Wild Affair
Saturday, June 21, 2014
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Please note, Stone Zoo will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 in preparation for this event.
Stone Zoo’s 10th Annual A Wild Affair is a “tasting” event that features stations hosted by local restaurants and caterers - as well as live entertainment, a silent auction, and an opportunity to stroll among the animals.
Event details and registration
If you're interested in not only helping the environment but contributing to a worthy cause, bring your empty bottles and cans to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive - held the second Saturday of each month, April through October. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England, the non-profit organization that manages Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo.
Each Bottle and Can Drive is held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Stone Zoo parking lot, located at 149 Pond St, Stoneham, MA.