Know Before You Go:
• In order 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 be sure to review the following Re-Opening FAQs for FPZ and SZ before your visit.
• Members:​ Online reservations and scannable timed tickets are now required for your visit. More


The Zoo & the Community

The Community Partnership Office acts as a liaison between Zoo New England and the surrounding community. Community partnership and outreach are vital to the success of spreading our mission. Through our community programs, we engage members of the community -- particularly children, youth and adults from underserved communities -- in forming life-long connections with nature.

Community Partnerships and Collaborations

Zoo New England collaborates with local organizations to share knowledge and resources that positively impact our community. The Zoo provides a number of resources to community partners, which may include access to meeting spaces, free admission, donation passes and youth program opportunities.

Community Pass Program

Our Community Pass Program (CPP), available to local non-profit organizations who meet certain criteria, extends a free group reservation for up to 20 individuals.

Group Criteria

To qualify for the CPP, your organization must be a non-profit organization that supports both our mission and community advancement. Admission to CPP is granted based primarily on economic need and location. Admission is not guaranteed and is granted on a first come, first served basis throughout the year. A maximum of 20 free admissions are available per group, and each organization may only submit one request every 12 months. Additionally, the organization is required to submit its tax-exempt documentation upon submission of the application for verification purposes.

Online Application

Special thanks to the Cummings Foundation for their generous support of the Zoos' community partnerships.

Donations of Passes for Charitable Causes

We’re happy to consider donating to your fundraising efforts. Eligible organizations must be non-profit and may only receive one donation every 12 months. Zoo New England does not accept requests from individuals. We receive many donation requests throughout the year, and we regret that it’s not possible to fulfill every request. To be considered, please fill out our donation request form at least two months in advance.

EBT and WIC Benefits

General Zoo Admission Tickets:
EBT and WIC cardholders receive admission for $4 per person, for up to four people at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. Advance online ticket purchase is required. Use code LION when purchasing tickets for a specific day and time. Please be ready to present your card at the Admissions booth upon arrival. Offer is only valid for Massachusetts residents through June 30, 2020.

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ConnectorCare Card Benefits

ConnectorCare cardholders receive general admission for $10 per person, for up to four people at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. To receive this, you must present your ConnectorCare health insurance card as well as another form of valid ID. Offer is only valid for Massachusetts residents through December 30, 2020.

Event Partnerships

Community celebrations play a major role in our outreach initiatives, and we welcome partnerships with local organizations to reach new audiences. Check out our upcoming events or contact us by email at or call 781-438-9503 to discuss new event partnerships.

Library Pass Program

Save over 80% off regular ticket prices!

Our Library Pass Program provides discounted, year-round admission for up to six guests to both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.

  • $400 Explorer Pass: Includes 200 discounted tickets.
  • $250 Voyager Pass: Includes 100 discounted tickets.
  • Children under 2 always receive free admission.
  • Additional guests beyond those discounted under the pass pay full admission rates.
  • Give out as many or as few ticket passes at a time as you like.
  • You can order more than one book at a time. Reorder when you run out!
Full details and application

Please allow two to three weeks for processing.

Contact us for more information.

Organization Pass Memberships

Organization Pass memberships are designed to offer schools, camps, daycares and community-oriented non-profit organizations the opportunity to enjoy frequent zoo visits at substantial savings! Learn more.

Zoo to You Outreach Station-Booking for your Special Event

Our Zoo to You Street Team may be able to visit your community event or festival. For costs and guidelines, please see our application form. 

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