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African Lion

December Programs

Looking for a way to get wild while school is out? Join us for our One-Day December Programs where we will explore the natural world. Each day will be filled with fun games and experiments, up-close animal encounters, and behind-the-scenes tours while we learn about the Zoo!

Pre-Registration Required

Franklin Park Zoo

Dates: December 27 and 28, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ages: 6 – 10 years old

Cost per day: $80.00 members | $100.00 non-members
15% sibling discount: Please contact to receive a sibling discount code to apply during checkout, or for more information.


  • December 27 – Winter Homes and Habitats
    Why doesn’t the Zoo close during winter? Come find out as we explore winter homes and habitats! We’ll be learning about Earth’s coldest habitats, as well as taking a look at how our animals survive and thrive during the coldest time of the year.
  • December 28- Winter Adaptations
    Animals develop extreme ways of coping with winter’s cold weather. In this class, we’ll learn about adaptations of animals who deal with cold weather all year long! While we’re at it, we’ll take a look at how the Zoo cares for animals that aren’t from cold habitats.

Please call 617-989-3742 or email with any questions.