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Special Events

Throughout the year, Zoo New England celebrates and engages with the community by hosting and sponsoring fantastic special events. And when you’re looking for educational programs and everyday happenings at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, we have those too!

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    Food Truck Safari

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, June 29, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Join us as food trucks from all over Boston roll into Franklin Park Zoo for a deliciously wild evening!

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    Red, White & Zoo!

    Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo
    Saturday, July 6, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Show your patriotic pride and wear your stars and stripes as you watch animals receive festive enrichment!

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    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    Second Saturday of each month, April through October, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Have some empty bottles and cans on your hands? Skip the trash barrel and head to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive!

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    Meet the Zookeepers Day

    Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo
    Saturday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    In celebration of National Zookeeper Appreciation Week, you're invited to see what it’s like to be a zookeeper!

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    Sunset Sips

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, July 27, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Relax and take in the beautiful summer night at this 21+ after-hour event. Enjoy music, wine, animal encounters and more!

  • First Responders Day

    Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo
    Saturday, August 3, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are proud to honor those who risk their lives to keep our community safe with free admission on August 3.

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    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, August 17, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    This annual beer-tasting event features stations hosted by local breweries and restaurants.

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    Ales & Tails

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 14, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    Sip brews among the animals at this wild beer-tasting!

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    Cars and Critters

    Stone Zoo
    Sunday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Wild about cars? Rev your engines on over to Stone Zoo!

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    ZooLights

    Stone Zoo
    Nov. 23 - Dec. 31, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Closed Dec.25)

    Our annual festival of lights promises to dazzle visitors of all ages this holiday season.

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    Zootopia

    Cambridge Royal Sonesta

    Zootopia is our annual creative, black-tie gala benefitting both Zoos.

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    Roars & Pours

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Raise a toast to Roars & Pours, our annual wine and beer tasting event!

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    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, June 22, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    This tasting event features restaurants, entertainment, auctions, and an opportunity to stroll among the animals.