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Sat., May 21: Stone Zoo will close at 3:00 p.m. in preparation for our annual Ales & Tails event. Please plan your visit accordingly!

 

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Meet & Greet

Please note: At this time, mask and vaccination policies remain in place for Meet & Greets. Full details below.

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

During this in-person encounter, our educational specialists will give you the opportunity to get an up-close view of our 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

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

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

Who:
All ages welcome!

Pricing:
• 30-minute encounters (meet two animals): $100
• 45-minute encounters (meet three animals): $150
• 60-minute encounters (meet four animals): $200

Animal Ambassadors:

  • Chinchilla
  • Cockroach
  • Ferret
  • Frog
  • Gecko
  • Iguana
  • Rabbit
  • Snakes
  • Tortoise

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:

  • Visitors ages 5 and above are required to present proof of at least one dose of vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Effective Sunday, May 1, 2022, visitors 5 years of age and older are required to present proof of full vaccination against COVID.

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.
  • Each guest will have their temperature taken by Zoo New England staff with a touchless thermometer prior to entering the behind-the-scenes area. Any guest with a temperature of 100F or higher will need to reschedule. It is recommended that guests take their own temperature at home before coming to the Zoo that day, if possible, and stay at home if their temperature is elevated.
  • 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.