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.

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Schedule a Tour

Behind-the-Scenes Experience

  • Do bears make you growl with joy? Come to the Zoo to learn more about black bears and hear the personal stories of Smoky and Bubba. Create bear enrichment and discover for yourself just how clever these bears can be! No age restriction.

Tour Details

  • $150 for 30-minute group tour, up to five guests per group

  • Tours are led by knowledgeable Zoo staff

  • Please note age restrictions on each tour

  • Tours operate during Zoo hours (subject to availability, two weeks advance request required)

Book a Tour!

Email education@zoonewengland.com or call 617-989-3742.  
Please note: Two weeks advance request required. Tour dates fill quickly and may not be available.

 

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VIP President's Circle Tour

Become a member of Zoo New England’s President’s Circle, and you’ll receive a number of exclusive benefits, including a private behind-the-scenes tour for up to six guests. During your two-hour tour, you’ll have up to four animal encounters and meet with a zookeeper one-on-one. Please note, not every animal is available for an encounter. Just let us know your favorites in advance, and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

Learn more about joining the President’s Circle

 

Venue Tours

Looking to host your special event at the Zoo? From weddings, birthday parties and celebrations, to corporate meetings and events—you name it, we’ve got a venue for it! Check out our Parties & Private Events page for more information.