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Curious Cubs

Get ready for your little one to run, roar and explore with us at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo! Special animal encounters, open playtime and outdoor adventures are in store for Curious Cubs!

Franklin Park Zoo Playgroup (Ages 2-4)



This program is open to kids age 2 – 4


Franklin Park Zoo Meeting Barn


$10 Members | $15 Non-members


November – Loveable Locals
November 13, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
What kind of animals are in my backyard? Let’s talk about native animals you can find in Boston!

December - Winter Animals
December 11, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

January - Tropical Vacation
January 8, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

February - Animal Senses
February 12, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

March - Life Cycles
March 11, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

April - Animal April Fools
April 8, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

May - Pollinator Party
May 13, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Stone Zoo Playgroup (Age 3-4)

Curious Cubs is designed for tots who have outgrown our Playful Paws Playgroup. These early explorations into the animal kingdom are a great way for kids to get hands-on with early science concepts and discover the wonders of the natural world. If the weather's nice, we might go for treks outside!


This program is open to kids age 3 – 4

Four-week sessions on Wednesdays, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

  • March 4, 11, 18, and 25
  • April 1, 8, 15, and 29 (*No class on April 22 for school vacation week)

Stone Zoo Animal Discovery Center Classroom, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham

$50 for members; $60 for non-members for a four-week session