Tropical Forest Building
Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest is the ultimate wild experience! Whether it is for a corporate function or a private party, the Tropical Forest, and its more than 50 species of exotic animals and birds, creates an unforgettable backdrop for your special event. In this lush 3½ acre indoor tropical exhibit, your guests can dine with gorillas and mingle with wildlife right here in Boston.
The Tropical Forest is available year-round for evening rentals.
Download our venues and picnic options.
Tropical Forest Classroom
The Tropical Forest classroom is located at the front of the Tropical Forest building. This space fits 100 people seated, and includes eight 6-foot tables and chairs. Restrooms are located next to the classroom.
Children's Zoo Meeting Barn
The Meeting Barn is a function room that holds 60 people. This air-conditioned space is located across from the petting zoo area in the Franklin Farmyard. The room includes eight 6-foot tables and benches.
Outdoor tented facilities
Oak Lea Tent
Oak Lea Tent includes a 40 x 40 tent with 20 picnic tables. The tent holds 200 people standing and up to 160 seated. Additional tables can be placed outside of the tented area and an additional tent can be rented if needed.
Outback Pavilion includes a 40 x 40 tent with 20 picnic tables. The tent holds 200 people standing and 100 seated.
Outdoor facilities (not tented)
Bird’s World Patio
Holds 140 people seated or 300 cocktail style reception
Franklin Farm Holds 200 people cocktail style reception
Serengeti Crossing is the front greeting area at Franklin Park Zoo. This area holds 5000 people standing and 1000 people seated. Tents and tables may be rented at an additional cost.
*Please call to inquire about tent rentals and fees for Serengeti Crossing.
Zoo members and non-profit groups receive 10% discount off of total venue price.
For more information about these rental spaces, please call 617-989-2009 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.