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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    February School Vacation Week: FPZ

    Franklin Park Zoo
    February 18 - 22, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Discover the weird, wacky and wonderful world of nature at our Zoos during February School Vacation week.

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    February School Vacation Week: SZ

    Stone Zoo
    February 18 - 22, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Discover the weird, wacky and wonderful world of nature at our Zoos during February School Vacation week.

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    Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog at Read Across America Celebration

    Franklin Park Zoo
    March 2, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Celebrate Read Across America Day with Franklin Park Zoo and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

  • A Roaring Birthday Celebration for the Lion Brothers

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, March 9, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia turn 10 in March, and guests are invited to celebrate the occasion!

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    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with animal enrichment

    Franklin Park Zoo
    March 16 & 17, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Celebrate with Franklin Park Zoo as animals receive green-themed enrichment treats for St. Patrick’s Day!

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    Fun in the Tropics

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, March 23, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    Escape to the Tropics in your best luau gear and limbo your way through the Tropical Forest. Enjoy wine, music, games, animal encounters, and more!

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    Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!

    Nightshift Brewery
    Thursday, March 28, 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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    Cambridge Royal Sonesta
    Saturday, May 11, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

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

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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-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.

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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.