Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Saturday, August 29, 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.




Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey

About the show:
Don't miss the opportunity to watch these acrobats of the sky! In this engaging and educational experience for visitors of all ages, birds fly in from overhead and demonstrate natural behaviors including unique survival techniques and food foraging, as well as specialized physical adaptations.

Birds you may see during your show include: Bald eagle, Harris hawk, great horned owl, barn owl, king vulture, red and green macaw, red-legged seriema, Egyptian vulture, Bateleur eagle, Cochin chickens, pied crow, African gray parrot, common buzzard, and the tawny eagle.

Showtimes: (Please note, this show is weather-dependent):
Weekdays, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Weekends, 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Duration: Approx. 15 minutes

Runs through Labor Day


Monkey Mayhem Barrel Ride

Pile into one of the giant monkey barrels and spin away! How fast can you go? Fast or slow, try walking a straight line when you get off this dizzying ride—it won’t be easy. Barrels of fun for monkeys and people of all ages!

Cost: $3.00 per person
Age: Adults and Children

Schedule: Scroll down for days/hours


Children's Train

This classic kid-sized train always enchants our littlest visitors, as they’re ferried in a loop around lion and elephant replicas. Make memories to last a lifetime for you and the little ones in your life with a ride on the Children’s Train.

Cost: $3.00 per person
Age: Children only

Schedule: See below for days/hours

Ride Schedule (Monkey Mayhem Barrel Ride and Train)

Rides close approximately two hours before Zoo closes.

  • April 25 - May 31, weekends only
  • June - Labor Day Weekend, daily
  • September 8 - October 31, weekends only
  • Closed November through March

Rides are seasonal and weather-dependent

Contact Guest Services at 781-438-6321 in advance to check for availability.