Please note: 
• On Free Fun Friday, August 26, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:30 p.m. 
• Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 27, 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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Shopping and Dining

 

Giftshop Box

Shopping

 

Peacock Place Gift Shop, located across from the river otter exhibit, offers unique gifts and souvenirs for animal lovers of all ages.

Hours:

  • April 1 through September 30:
    Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • October 1 through December 3:
    Daily, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • January 1 through March 31:
    Daily, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • During our ZooLights event:
    Daily, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

Picnic Box

Dining

 

The Safari Grill offers a selection of wraps, sandwiches, burgers, fries, and many other kid-friendly foods.

Hours:

  • March 29 - April 18: Weekends only, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • April 18 - August 31: Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • September 1 - 30: Weekdays, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; weekends 10:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
  • October 1 -31: Weekends only, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • November 1 - March 28: Closed for the season, with the exception of our ZooLights event, during which the grill is open daily, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Peacock Place Gift Shop sells snacks and beverages year-round.

Picnic Areas
There are plenty of outdoor picnic tables where you can bring your own food to the Zoo and eat.