Plan ahead! Franklin Park Zoo will be closed to the public all day on Sunday, July 28 due to a private event. If you would like to visit the Zoo on this day, we are happy to welcome you to Stone Zoo which will be open regular hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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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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    Sloth Berry Beer Release Party

    Down the Road Brewery
    Thursday, July 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    We've teamed up with Down the Road Brewery to launch their newest summer beer, Sloth Berry, in celebration of the Linne’s two-toed sloth baby!

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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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    Free Fun Friday at Franklin Park Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Friday, August 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Enjoy free admission to the Zoo!

  • 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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    World Lion Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, August 10, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Let your roar be heard and show your support for lions!

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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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    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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    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.

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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.