Rent the Entire Zoo!


Looking for something really unique? Rent the entire Zoo for a day!


The Zoo is available to rent for your company picnic or corporate event. The Zoo is available during the day and after hours. You and your guests have exclusive use of the entire Zoo and rental facilities.


Special animal encounters and education programs can be arranged for additional entertainment.


Daytime events require an admissions entrance fee for each person entering the zoo. Call for details.


Evening events do not require an admissions entrance fee. Zoo members and non-profit groups receive 10% discount off of total venue price.



Franklin Park Zoo can assist you with all your catering needs with our internal caterers, Centerplate. They can be contacted at 617.989.2007 for detailed menus and further inquiries. We allow the use of external licensed caters on zoo grounds for both day and evening events (a 15% surcharge will be incurred). A one day food permit must be obtained by your caterer.  An onsite meeting with any external vendors is required at least two weeks prior to your event date in order to coordinate delivery times, loading areas, set up locations and pick-up schedules. You may also elect to bring your own food; however, we cannot offer any refrigerator or freezer access for guests to store their food.

Serving Alcohol

You may serve alcohol at your event however you are required to have a fully licensed and bonded bartender on Zoo grounds when alcohol is served as well as a state police detail and a one day liquor license. Our caterers can handle all these details for you.



  •    The train and carousel are available to rent for private events. They are available from April to October. Weather permitting 
  •    Animal encounters! Get up close and personal with some of our animals by having various animals attend your event.
  •    Additional tables, chairs, tents, specialty linens and other rental items can be rented for an additional fee.


Please call 617-989-2009 or e-mail for pricing and more information.