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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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    Biodiversity Walks

    Various dates through August

    Even in the heart of the city, we're surrounded by incredible wildlife. Join us to learn how to look for and identify a range of native species from insects to birds to small mammals.

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    Teddy Bear Check-Up

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Bring your favorite teddy bear for a check-up and clean bill of health!

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    Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!

    Down the Road Brewery
    Thursday, August 29, 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.

  • Gibbon Birthday Party

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Celebrate Kien's birthday with us! The gibbon family will enjoy treats just for them, and you can meet with zookeepers throughout the day.

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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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    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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    International Red Panda Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Join us and zoos worldwide as we celebrate International Red Panda Day.

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    Pirates and Princesses Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, September 28, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Meet a few of your favorite princesses and join Jack and the Pirates of the Rogues’ Armada as they invade the Zoo.

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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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    Boo at the Zoo

    Stone Zoo
    October 19 & 20, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals.

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    Zoo Howl

    Franklin Park Zoo
    October 26 & 27, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on our Trick-or-Treat Trail.

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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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    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.