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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    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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    Celebrate World Gorilla Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Sunday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Celebrate one of our closest relatives and learn how you can help protect this endangered species.

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    Celebrate Stone Zoo's Sloth Baby

    Stone Zoo
    Sunday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Celebrate one of our newest furriest faces – a Linne’s two-toed sloth baby! Enjoy activities, sweets, zookeeper chats, and even a chance to pick the little one's name!

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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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    Brick Safari Kick-Off Celebration

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Join us in celebrating the launch of Brick Safari! Enjoy music as you explore the Zoo looking for our newest additions.

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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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    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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    Stone Zoo
    Nov. 22 - Jan. 4, 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 9, 2020 | 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

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

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    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo

    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!