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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    Snow Leopard Cub Birthday

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, May 25, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Snow leopard cubs Naphisa and Pandora are turning one, and you're invited to the party!

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    World Otter Day

    Stone Zoo
    Wednesday, May 29, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Celebrate World Otter Day with us, and learn more about Stone Zoo’s North American river otters, Penny and Sushi, during zookeeper chats.

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    Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!

    Aeronaut Brewing
    Thursday, May 30, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Join us for an ongoing adult lecture series in the Boston area. Each month will highlight a different brewery and science or conservation project.

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    Roars & Pours

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, June 1, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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

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    Bee Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, June 8, 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Learn all about these buzzing beauties during Bee Day!

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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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    Jennifer Williams

    Celebrate Father's Day at ZNE

    Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo
    Sunday, June 16, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Help us celebrate your father (and all of ours!) at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos this Father’s Day with FREE ADMISSION for all fathers.

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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.

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    Jari Squire

    World Giraffe Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, June 22, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Enjoy zookeeper chats and learn how you can support giraffe conservation efforts.

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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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    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!

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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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    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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    Cambridge Royal Sonesta
    Saturday, May 11, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

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