Homeschool Classes

Zoo New England offers a variety of age-appropriate educational programming for home schooled students ages 6-10. Classes are offered at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.

Taught by Zoo educators, classes include hands-on activities, discussion, animal encounters and behind-the-scenes experiences. Each semester includes progressive program topics focused on teaching students about animals and their interactions within their ecosystems.

Franklin Park Zoo

Program dates

Second Tuesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Tropical Forest Classroom at the Franklin Park Zoo
(Please note: This classroom is closer to the Giraffe Entrance on Pierpont Road)




Proof of membership required; Pricing does not include Zoo admission.

  • Member: $20 | Non-member: $25
  • 10% discount if you register for all homeschool programs for the year. Contact us at education@zoonewengland.org for details.

Upcoming programs: Animals in STEM

Animal Engineering, December 11
How do engineers today get inspired to create stronger, faster, and more efficient technology for the future? Many times, they look to animals. Come learn about biomimicry and why nature holds the secret to a better engineered tomorrow!

Zoo Math, January 8
How much should you feed a pregnant 300-pound gorilla? What does it cost to feed a tiger for a year? In this class we'll explore the ways that we use math at the Zoo, and see where some of our animals' meals are prepared!

The Physics of Flight, February 12
Learn about birds as we experience the science of flight! This class will have a physics focus as we explore flying machines, create some of our own, and meet a few birds up close!

Questions? Please contact the Education Department at 617-989-3742 or via e-mail at education@zoonewengland.com

Stone Zoo

Upcoming Sessions

Details coming soon!