Franklin Park Zoo is Sold Out today May 8 & tomorrow May 9. Stone Zoo is Sold Out today, May 8. We hope you can visit us another day!

Know Before You Go: We've modified the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.

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Summer ZooCamp 2021

Looking to go a little WILD during summer break? Zoo New England offers the perfect opportunity to learn about amazing wildlife while having a blast! 

Registration for both Stone and Franklin Park ZooCamp 2021 is now full. We will post any updates here if COVID-19 restrictions change and we are able to accommodate more campers. Thank you for your interest!

ZooCamp at Franklin Park Zoo

Registration for Franklin Park ZooCamp 2021 is now full. We will post any updates here if COVID-19 restrictions change and we are able to accommodate more campers. Thank you for your interest!


Tap into your wild side and learn about animals while spending summer days at the Zoo! Campers will explore the Zoo, learning about animals from all over the world and even meeting some up-close to discover their unique adaptations. Zoo educators will lead campers through an adventurous week of learning about their favorite animals, engaging in hands-on activities, playing animal-related games, and making crafts. Whether you're already an animal expert or interested in becoming one, this camp is for you!

Register for Franklin Park ZooCamp: Waitlist Only


2021 ZooCamp Sessions (ages 6-11) 

• Each session option is for a full day of camp, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
• Please note, 2021 ZooCamp capacities may be limited to allow for social distancing.

Session 1: Zoo Explorers - June 21 – 25  SESSION FULL/WAITLIST ONLY
Session 2: Nature Detectives – June 28 – July 2    SESSION FULL/WAITLIST ONLY
Session 3: Animal Engineers - July 5 – 9   SESSION FULL/WAITLIST ONLY
Session 4: Conservation Heroes - July 12 – 16   SESSION FULL/WAITLIST ONLY
Session 5: Zoo Explorers - July 19 – 23   SESSION FULL/WAITLIST ONLY
Session 6: Nature Detectives - July 26 – 30 SESSION FULL/WAITLIST ONLY
Session 7: Animal Engineers - August 2 - 6  SESSION FULL/WAITLIST ONLY
Session 8: Conservation Heroes - August 9 – 13   SESSION FULL/WAITLIST ONLY
Session 9: Zoo All Stars – August 16 – 20   SESSION FULL/WAITLIST ONLY

2021 Jr Zookeeping sessions (ages 12-13)

  • Session A: August 9th-13th
  • Session B: August 16th-20th

SESSIONS FULL/WAITLIST ONLY

Please note that as of now, 2021 ZooCamp session capacities will be limited to allow for ample social distancing. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences this may cause.

Weekly Themes (ages 6-11)

  • Zoo Explorers (Sessions 1 & 5)
    Exploration is all about self-discovery and adventure. Your child will get to see the Zoo’s many exhibits and interact with a wide variety of species!
  • Nature Detectives (Sessions 2 & 6)
    Are you ready to solve a mystery? We'll focus on animals that sneak around their habitat and disguise themselves in the wild.
  • Animal Engineers (Sessions 3 & 7)
    Animals are amazing designers and engineers. During this session we'll study several animal design techniques and try them out for ourselves!
  • Conservation Heroes (Sessions 4 & 8)
    Is your child passionate about protecting threatened species? Campers will learn about current conservation initiatives through a variety of games, activities and animal presentations.
  • Zoo All-Stars (Session 9)
    A combination of all our themes during the summer, this week is truly meant for all-stars. Campers will have the opportunity to meet plenty of exotic animals, and give their best attempts at Zoo-Olympic style games!
  • Junior Zookeeping Program (ages 12-13 years old):
    Have you ever wondered what a day in the life for a zookeeper is like? In this week-long session we'll have the opportunity to shadow zookeepers and see Franklin Park Zoo’s different animal and behind-the-scenes areas. Tasks Jr. Zookeepers will help with include prepping animal diets and feeding, cleaning stalls, or observing animal training. This program includes a more challenging curriculum and hands-on experiences to give Jr. Zookeepers a feel for what it's like to have a profession in a zoo or animal and science related field. Some topics that may be included in the curriculum are animal behavior and training, exhibit design, zoo careers, local species, animal handling, and endangered species (and how to help them!)

Cost

The cost of ZooCamp is based on a sliding scale of annual income. Levels 1 and 2 of payment are required to send some income information to Zoo New England to confirm their status and payment. Level 3 of payment does not require any information provided. Before you begin registration, please read through our sliding scale information. Income verification is due by May 24, 2021.

Franklin Park ZooCamp is excited to offer a limited amount of scholarships for this upcoming camp season. Please click here to fill out our Scholarship Application. Applications will be reviewed and granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions please reach out to the ZooCamp Director at fpzcamp@zoonewengland.org.

Required Health Forms

 

To complete your registration, Franklin Park Zoo must receive a Certificate of Immunization for each child registered by May 24th, 2021. More information about the Certificate of Immunization and Physical Report can be found here.

Required health forms can be uploaded to the registration site or sent:

By mail to:
Franklin Park Zoo
Attn: Education Department
1 Franklin Park Rd
Boston, MA 02121

By fax to:
617-989-2025, Attn: Education Department

By email (a scanned copy – please no photographs) to:
FPZcamp@zoonewengland.org

Medication Information

If your child requires medication to be administered during the camp day, you are required to fill out a Parent/Guardian Authorization to Administer Medication form. This form can be found here.

COVID-19 Policies


Please see ZooCamp’s COVID-19 Policies and Procedures here. Please note that policies may change or be updated as the camp season approaches.

FAQ’S


You can find a list of Frequently Asked Questions here.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration more than 2 weeks before the date of your camp week, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged to your account. If you cancel with less than 2 weeks’ notice, 25% of your camp cost will be refunded.

Questions?


Please call 617-438-7017 or email FPZcamp@zoonewengland.org with any questions.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.

ZooCamp at Stone Zoo

Registration for Stone ZooCamp 2021 is currently full and waitlist only. We will post any updates here if COVID-19 restrictions change and we are able to accommodate more campers. Thank you for your interest!

Tap into your wild side and learn about animals while spending summer days at the Zoo! Campers will explore the Zoo, learning about animals from all over the world and even meeting some up-close to discover their unique adaptations. Zoo educators will lead campers through an adventurous week of learning about their favorite animals, engaging in hands-on activities, playing animal-related games, and making crafts. Whether you're already an animal expert or interested in becoming one, this camp is for you!

Please note, we have a reduced capacity this year to comply with COVID-19 regulations; however, we still have a very high demand. We have a larger window for registration to go live this year to allow for a smoother registration process. We would like to thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

Register for Stone ZooCamp: Waitlist Only


2021 ZooCamp Sessions:

Each session option is for a full day of camp, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Session 1: (Ages 5-7) June 14 - 18
Session 2: (Ages 5-7) June 21 - 25
Session 3: (Ages 5-7) June 28 - July 2
Session 4: (Ages 5-7) July 5 - 9
Session 5: (Ages 8-10)  July 12 - 16
Session 6: (Ages 8-10)  July 19 - 23
Session 7: (Ages 8-10) July 26 - 30
Session 8: Jr. ZooKeepers (Ages 11-13) August 2 - 6
Session 9: Jr. ZooKeepers (Ages 11-13) August 9 - 13
Session 10: Jr. ZooKeepers (Ages 11-13) August 16 -  20

Daily Descriptions:

  • Monday: Tails of the Night
    Whooooo’s awake when we’re asleep? We'll learn all about neat nocturnal animals at the zoo, and some of their incredible adaptations for living in darkness!
  • Tuesday: Color and Camouflage
    Tuesday is all about the wonderful world of COLOR! Bright colors, patterns, and camouflage are all important in the animal world. We're going to learn about the different ways animals use colorations or patterns to communicate.
  • Wednesday: Locomotion and Movement
    Learn all about the ways that animals move around and navigate their environments, as well as how they can use movement and dance to communicate!
  • Thursday: Ecosystem Engineers
    Join us as we learn all about the amazing world of animal builders and ecosystem engineers! We'll focus on animals that can build incredible structures, and even those that can create or alter their habitats!
  • Friday: ZOOper Heroes
    Are you ready to be a ZOOper hero? Learn how we can be ZOOper heroes for wildlife conservation, and explore the vast world of animal zooper powers!

*Please note that our ZooCamp curriculum repeats each week.

Session Description for Sessions 8 and 9: Jr. ZooKeepers


Have you ever wondered what a day in the life for a zookeeper is like? In this week-long session, you'll have the opportunity to shadow zookeepers and see Stone Zoo’s different animal and behind-the-scenes areas. Some tasks Jr. Zookeepers will help with include prepping animal diets and feeding, cleaning stalls, and observing animal training. This program includes a more challenging curriculum and hands-on experiences to give Jr. Zookeepers a feel for what it's like to have a profession in a zoo or animal- and science-related field. Some topics that may be included in the curriculum are animal behavior and training, exhibit design, zoo careers, local species, animal handling, and endangered species (and how to help them!)

Cost:

The cost of ZooCamp is based on a sliding scale of annual income. Levels 1 and 2 of payment are required to send some income information to Zoo New England to confirm their status and payment. Level 3 of payment does not require any information provided. Before you begin registration, please read through our sliding scale information. Income verification is due by May 12, 2021.

Required Health Forms


To complete your registration, Stone Zoo must receive a Certificate of Immunization for each child registered by May 12th, 2021.

Required health forms can be uploaded to the registration site or sent:

-By mail to:
Stone Zoo
Attn: Education Department
149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA 02180

-By fax to: 1-781-438-9517, Attn: Education Department

-By email (a scanned copy – please no photographs) to: SZcamp@zoonewengland.org

More information about the Certificate of Immunization and Physical Report can be found here.

Medication Information

If your child requires medication to be administered during the camp day, you are required to fill out a Parent/Guardian Authorization to Administer Medication form. This form can be found here.

COVID-19 Policies


Please see ZooCamp’s COVID-19 Policies and Procedures here. Please note that policies may change or be updated as the camp season approaches.

FAQ’S


You can find a list of Frequently Asked Questions here.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration more than 2 weeks before the date of your camp week, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged to your account. If you cancel with less than 2 weeks’ notice, 25% of your camp cost will be refunded.

Questions?


Please call 617-438-7181 or email SZcamp@zoonewengland.org with any questions.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.