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Birthday Parties

Calling all party animals! For a wild experience, host an outdoor or indoor birthday gathering at Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo. We'll help customize your special day with an exclusive animal encounter, caricature artist, Zoodopt plush and more! 

At Zoo New England we take your safety very seriously. We are currently following state guidelines and recommendations of the CDC for all events and gatherings taking place on our facilities. We're here to help with all your party needs for a zootastic birthday! A variety of birthday packages fit for children of all ages are available at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. 

Party Options & Packages

Bear's Den, Stone Zoo

Party times:
Oct 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023
Choose a time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
(Guests can also explore the Zoo before and after the party! Party tent is not available until 30 mins before your event start time.)

Please note, Stone Zoo closes at:

  • 4:00 p.m., October 1 - Nov. 18 and Jan. 9 - March 31
  • 3:00 p.m. during ZooLights, Nov. 19 - Jan. 8
Make a Reservation
  • 1.15-hour outdoor tent rental (Maple Glen Tent - heated during the colder months)
  • Animal encounter (10 minutes)
  • Black bear rustic theme decorations for 16 children
  • 9 themed plastic tablecloths
  • 16 themed plates, napkins, and forks for children
  • Themed centerpieces
  • 16 bear headbands
  • A Zoodopt plush for the birthday child
  • 1-hour face painter or caricature artist
  • 32 admission tickets


Non-member: $975 | Member: $875
Your package includes admission entrance for 32 people. Additional fees will apply for additional guests.


Contact us at 617-989-0113 or


• The birthday child is FREE!
• Zoo members receive 10% off the room rental.
• You have the option of bringing in your own food and party supplies.
• For the safety of our animals, no balloons are allowed within the Zoo.
• Reserve early! (We recommend two months prior to your desired date.)