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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    World Anteater Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, November 23, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    In celebration of World Anteater Day, visit Jockamo the giant anteater in the Tropical Forest!

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    Stone Zoo
    Nov. 22 - Jan. 4, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Closed Nov. 28 & Dec.25)

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

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    Half the Price, Twice the Fun

    Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo
    Friday, November 29, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Burn off the Thanksgiving turkey and get the family out of the house for Half-Price Day!

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    Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, December 14, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Meet Santa at the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan for free family photos!

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    Ice Princesses at ZooLights

    Stone Zoo
    December 26 - 29, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Feel like you’re in a winter wonderland of lights as you visit with the ice princesses at Stone Zoo’s ZooLights!

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    Zoo Year's Eve

    Stone Zoo's Animal Discovery Center
    Tuesday, December 31, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Put on your party hats and celebrate the Zoo Year with us!

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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

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