Please note: Volunteers, Zoo employees and local emergency responders will take part in a routine animal escape drill on Wednesday, April 26 at Franklin Park Zoo, and Thursday, April 27 at Stone Zoo. These routine drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be able to participate in the evacuation portion, and may be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or


Shopping and Dining


Giftshop Box



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


  • April - September:
    Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • October - December:
    Daily, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • During ZooLights:
    Daily, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • January - February:
    Daily, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • March:
    Daily, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Picnic Box



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


  • April 15 - September:
    Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • October:
    Weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • November-March:
    Closed for the season. Open During ZooLights.

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.