Friday, Nov. 27: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo SOLD OUT 
Saturday, Nov. 28: Franklin Park Zoo SOLD OUT
ZooLights SOLD OUT Dates: Nov. 27 - 29; Dec. 4 - 6, 11 - 13, and 18 - 20. Advance ticket purchase required.

Know Before You Go: To ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our Re-Opening FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.

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EdZOOcation is so much fun, we can't BEAR it!

Bill Marquardt

Stone Zoo EdZOOcation Programs

Join us this fall for our Stone Zoo EdZOOcation programs being offered throughout October, November, and December! We’re excited to welcome your six- to nine-year-old and to facilitate age-appropriate hands-on activities, discussion, animal encounters, and time spent out in the Zoo! Each week, zoo educators will focus attention on animals and their interactions within ecosystems.

November: Animal Investigators

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November Stone Zoo EdZOOcation: Animal Investigators

When: Wednesdays, 11/04/2020 - 11/18/2020 (November 4, 11, and 18)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Stone Zoo
Who: Ages 6-9
Price: $100 for members, $115 for non-members

November Registration


November 4: Zoo Careers
Have you always wanted to work at a zoo? In this class we will be exploring the vast world of zoo careers ranging from zookeeping to education, from veterinary care to animal nutrition! We will get hands-on experience trying out aspects of animal care at the zoo, and learn about the importance of zoos in saving animals from extinction!

November 11: Scientists at Work
In this class we will become scientists by learning how to make our own scientific observations. Scents, sounds, and sights can all help us in our observation-making, and we will use these senses to observe animals at the zoo!

November 18: Creative Conservationists
Have you always wondered why some species become endangered, and what you can do to help them? In this class we will be learning all about conservation and how Zoos (like ours!) are working to protect species!

Class Size and Safety Information:

Due to social distancing protocols, we are unable to have unregistered siblings or parents/guardians also attend the program. Classes will be limited to eight participants and held indoors, with certain activities and zoo walks that will be held outdoors. All staff are required to wear face coverings at all times, and children will be encouraged to wear theirs at all times as well. While indoors, all children will be seated at least six feet from each other. We encourage thorough hand-washing, and will be providing opportunities to wash and sanitize hands throughout the duration of the program. Due to new COVID-19 regulations, we are not able to offer opportunities to touch any of our ambassador animals we will be meeting.

December: In your own Backyard!

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December Stone Zoo EdZOOcation: In your own Backyard!

When: Wednesdays, 12/02/2020 - 12/16/2020 (December 2, 9, and 16)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Stone Zoo
Who: Ages 6-9
Price: $100 for members, $115 for non-members

December Registration


December 2: Bird’s the Word

This week we will be focusing on feathery friends that call New England home! We will learn about observing birds and their calls, as well as their adaptations that help them to survive!

December 9: What’s the Scoop on Prints and Poop?
Follow in the footsteps of some of our local species as we learn all about tracking animals in this week’s class!

December 16: Wild in Winter
Have you wondered how animals in New England survive the winter without their coats, scarves, and winter boots? We will be talking all about animal adaptations, hibernation, and migration in this week’s class!

Class Size and Safety Information:

Due to social distancing protocols, we are unable to have unregistered siblings or parents/guardians also attend the program. Classes will be limited to eight participants and held indoors, with certain activities and zoo walks that will be held outdoors. All staff are required to wear face coverings at all times, and children will be encouraged to wear theirs at all times as well. While indoors, all children will be seated at least six feet from each other. We encourage thorough hand-washing, and will be providing opportunities to wash and sanitize hands throughout the duration of the program. Due to new COVID-19 regulations, we are not able to offer opportunities to touch any of our ambassador animals we will be meeting.