Monday, November 30: ZooLights is cancelled due to today’s predicted storm, which could bring strong gusty winds, heavy rain and potential scattered power outages. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we want to ensure a safe experience. All ticket holders will be automatically refunded. More


ZooLights at Stone Zoo SOLD OUT Dates: Dec. 1 - 7, 10 - 13, 17 - 20, and 23. 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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Summer ZooCamp 2020

We’re excited to offer ZooCamp at Zoo New England, with special procedures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while providing an opportunity for campers to learn about amazing wildlife. At Franklin Park Zoo, we still have space available each week (Stone Zoo is now full), so check out registration information below! 

 

ZooCamp at Franklin Park Zoo

 

ZooCamp is open to campers ages 6-11 and will feature a curriculum of animal, science and conservation-based games and activities. The one-week sessions will also include a daily live animal encounter as well as weekly behind-the-scenes experiences at the Zoo. 

We've added a new ZooCamp session, Zoo Explorers! Please note, all other sessions are sold out.  

Session 9, Zoo Explorers: August 17 - 21, Ages 6-8

Register for Session 9


ZooCamp Weekly Themes (ages 6-11):

  • Zoo Explorers (Sessions 1 & 5) – Exploration is all about self-discovery and adventure. Your child will get too 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 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 Explorers (Session 9) – Exploration is all about self-discovery and adventure. Your child will get too see the zoo’s many exhibits and interact with a wide variety of species!

Cost:

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. Sliding scale information is due one week before your session begins. 

Scholarships:

In addition to the sliding scale discount, we will offer a limited number of scholarships to cover the full or partial cost of ZooCamp for families this year. Applications will be reviewed and scholarships will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Camp Scholarship Application Form


Required Health Forms

In order to complete your registration, Franklin Park Zoo must receive a Certificate of Immunization for each child up to one week before your session begins. 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 Road,
Boston, MA 02121

-By fax to: 1-617-989-2025, Attn: Education Department
-By email (a scanned copy) to: FPZcamp@zoonewengland.org

Medication Information

If your child requires medication, you will be required to fill out a Parent/Guardian Authorization to Administer Medication form. This form can be found here.

Cancellation Policy

You can change your registration up until two weeks before the start of summer ZooCamp by logging back into your Active registration. 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.

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


Please note, registration for ZooCamp 2020 is closed. Thank you for your interest, and please check again next year!

 

Session 1: 3-4 year olds - June 15 - 19 *Session Full- Waitlist Only*
Half-day session (9 am - 12 noon)
Session 2: 5-7 year olds - June 22 - June 26 *Session Full- Waitlist Only*
Full-day session (9 am - 3 pm)
Session 3: 5-7 year olds - June 29 - July 3 *Session Full- Waitlist Only*
Full-day session (9 am - 3 pm)
Session 4 (Morning): 5-7 year olds - July 6 - July 10 *Session Full- Waitlist Only*
Half-day session (9 am - 12 noon)
Session 4 (Afternoon): 5-7 year olds - July 6- July 10 *Session Full- Waitlist Only*
Half-day session (1 pm - 4 pm)
Session 5: 8-10 year olds - July 13 - July 17 *Session Full- Waitlist Only*
Full-day session (9 am - 3 pm)
Session 6: 8-10 year olds - July 20- July 24 *Session Full- Waitlist Only*
Full-day session (9 am - 3 pm)
Session 7: 8-10 year olds - July 27 - July 31 *Session Full- Waitlist Only*
Full-day session (9 am - 3 pm)
Session 8: 11-13 year old Jr. Zookeepers - August 3 - August 7 *Session Full- Waitlist Only*
Full-day session (9 am - 3 pm)
Session 9: 11-13 year old Jr. Zookeepers - August 10 - August 14 *Session Full- Waitlist Only*
Full-day session (9 am - 3 pm)
Session 10: 3-4 year olds - August 17 - August 21 *Session Full- Waitlist Only*
Half-day session (9 am - 12 noon)

Extended Care:

Extended care is offered for full-day sessions of ZooCamp only. Before-Care is offered from 8:00 - 9:00am, and After-Care is offered from 3:00-4:30pm. The weekly cost for Extended Care is $50.

Daily Descriptions:

  • Monday: Arctic Adventurers
    Have you ever wondered what life in the arctic was like? We will focus on the ways that animals will cope with the cold, and how they survive such a chilly environment without wearing hats or scarves!
  • Tuesday: Desert Dwellers
    From amazing adaptations to their unique defenses, we will be focusing on the animals and plants that call the desert home!
  • Wednesday: Rainforest Rangers
    Did you know that around half the animals on earth call the rainforest home? We will be learning all about this extraordinary ecosystem and the actions we can take to help it thrive!
  • Thursday: Backyard Wildlife
    We don’t have to travel far to learn about some of the spectacular species that we can find right in our own backyards!
  • Friday: Endangered Species
    We will be focusing on why species become endangered, and most importantly, what we can do to help!

*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 of the tasks Jr. Zookeeper will help with includes 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:

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. Sliding scale information is due by May 15, 2020.

Required Health Forms

In order to complete your registration, Stone Zoo must receive a Certificate of Immunization for each child registered by May 15th, 2020. 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, you will be required to fill out a Parent/Guardian Authorization to Administer Medication form. This form can be found 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.

Please refer to the 2020 ZooCamp Handbook for Frequently Asked Questions. Please call 617-438-7181 or email SZcamp@zoonewengland.org with any other questions.

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