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.


Virtual Programs

Join us from the comfort of your own home, school, or office, to meet some of the amazing ambassador animals in our care, like owls, turtles, chinchillas and snakes! During this virtual encounter, you'll have an opportunity for a close-up view and get to ask questions about the animals.

Register Today!

Daily at 11:00 a.m., November 14 - December 31

To discuss different time options or for general inquiries, please contact Kaylene Gates in the Education Department at 617-989-3742 or by emailing

Our educators will address your questions and help your group learn more about some of our charismatic creatures and the stories they have to share! To keep our encounters exclusive and personal, we limit each booking to a maximum of 15 devices logged in. This experience is great for schools, scouts, birthday parties, office meetings, special events and more. We hope to see you soon!


  • 30 minute encounters (meeting two animals): $100
  • 45 minute encounters (meeting three animals): $150
  • 60 minute encounters (meeting four animals): $200

Topics Include:

  • Animal Adaptations
  • Animal Classification
  • Animal Senses
  • Endangered Species & Conservation
  • Habitats & Ecosystems
  • Animal Behavior & Communication
  • Zoo Careers
  • General Q + A