Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 23, 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.

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Preserving Wildlife Locally and Abroad

Beyond the exhibit


Walk through our Zoo gates, and you’ll see a brilliant display of animals from all corners of the globe. But zoos are so much more. Beyond each exhibit lies a deep commitment to the conservation and preservation of its inhabitants. Beyond each exhibit, we’re watching, we’re learning, and we’re sharing. Animals in our collection play a vital part in the survival of their species. What we observe about animal behavior, health and reproduction, we’re sharing with other zoos and conservationists. Zoo research has led to breakthrough advancements in tools, technologies and medicines used in the field.

Leave our Zoo gates, and you take our mission with you. That fun fact you just learned about the snow leopard or that quiet moment you witnessed as a gorilla mother pulled her baby toward her -- we ask you to share this with others. Help in our mission to inspire others to protect and sustain the natural world. Help us go beyond the exhibit.