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Animal Meet & Greet

Join us for an exclusive encounter with our amazing ambassador animals! 

During this 30-minute in-person encounter, our educational specialists will give you the opportunity to get an up-close view of two animal friends. We'll teach you all about our charismatic creatures, stories they have to share, and answer any questions you may have.

In order to keep our animals safe, these encounters are limited to groups of 15. We hope to see you soon!

CONTACT US to schedule an In-Person Meet & Greet

10:00 a.m., flexible dates (preferably with two weeks' notice)

Franklin Park Zoo (meet at Zebra entrance) or Stone Zoo (meet at main entrance)

All ages welcome!


Animal Ambassadors:

Get ready to meet creatures scaly, hairy, winged and wild! Animal ambassadors include snakes, owls, ferrets, frogs, iguana, rabbits, tortoises, porcupines, and more!

Please note:
For the animals' safety, we ask that you do not touch them during the encounter. 

COVID Policy

Vaccination Requirements:
In accordance with our current vaccine policy, you must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for a Meet & Greet experience at both Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo:

Anyone over 5 years of age must be fully vaccinated.

Proof of vaccination may include:

  • A CDC vaccination card
  • A digital image of your CDC card
  • An image or printout of any official immunization record
  • A city-designated app containing a digital image of any official immunization record, or any verification application developed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or developed or endorsed by the City of Boston.

To prevent spreading COVID to our animals, to our guests and to our staff, all participants must take the following precautionary steps before your Meet & Greet:

  • Please screen yourself and your group ahead of time to make sure that nobody in your group has any symptoms of a cold. If anyone in your group does have any cold symptoms, please ask those individuals to excuse themselves from the group.
  • Guests will be asked to complete a questionnaire and sign off on requirements ahead of attending the event. Responses of “Yes” to any question will require rescheduling those persons or the entire household from Meet & Greets until such time as all conditions on the questionnaire can be answered with “No” responses. Each member of the group must complete a separate questionnaire. Parents are asked to complete the form for any children attending. A staff member will provide you with a questionnaire on the day of your Meet & Greet or, if you prefer, you can download it below, complete it, and bring it with you on the day of your event.
  • Before and after the Meet & Greet, we will ask that guests sanitize their hands.
  • New, disposable surgical masks must be worn during the entire length of your visit. No cloth masks, please.