On Thursday, April 25 at Stone Zoo, we will be conducting a routine animal escape drill. These drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We will do our best to have minimal impact on the guest experience. 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 info@zoonewengland.org.


Breakfast with the Red Pandas

Franklin Park Zoo

March 17 & April 27, 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

This breakfast program is currently full and waitlist only. Please check this page for future dates!

Register for waitlist

Are you hungry to know more about red pandas? Prepare to be bamboozled! Our red pandas typically eat about 10, 3-foot stalks of bamboo a day! Come enjoy a delicious breakfast while learning everything you've always wanted to know about these bamboo-munching creatures.

$20 per person for members, $25 for non-members, children under 2 come for FREE!

Franklin Park Zoo - Meet at the ZEBRA Entrance to the Zoo at 9:00 a.m.

April 27
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

All ages welcome!

Please Note:

  • While our breakfast with the animals programs provides a unique look into the care and lives of the animals at the Zoo, there is no direct contact with the animals.
  • Children under 2 do not require a ticket. Please email the education department to let them know if there is a child under 2 in your party.
  • The price of the ticket does not include Zoo admission. You must have a ticket to participate in the program.
  • Pictures are not permitted in Behind-the-Scenes areas.
  • Breakfast with the animals happens rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Sorry, late arrivals will not be accommodated.

Waitlist: This program does NOT currently have a waitlist. Information on a waitlist can be found here if one becomes available.


Event Sponsorship
Is your company interested in sponsoring this event? Zoo New England has many different types of packages that will fit your company’s goals. Please contact Audrey Bedoucha at abedoucha@zoonewengland.com or 617-989-2692 for more information.