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 Wildlife Day

    Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo
    Sat., February 29, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Celebrate World Wildlife Day at Zoo New England, and in honor of Leap Day, learn about species that have an extra spring in their step!

  • A Roaring Birthday Celebration for the Lion Brothers

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia turn 11 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
    Saturday, March 14, 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 21, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    Escape to the Tropics in your best luau gear and wind your way through the Tropical Forest. Enjoy beer, appetizers, luau dancers, games, animal encounters, and more!

  • Once a Kingdom: Animal Portraits from D. R. Wakefield and Zoo New England

    Bromer Booksellers & Gallery
    January 16 - April 17, 2020

    Bromer Gallery's exhibition pairs books and engravings by D.R. Wakefield and professional photographs highlighting endangered and extinct animals with original paintings by the gorillas.

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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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    Roars & Pours

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

    Raise a toast to Roars & Pours, our annual wine and beer tasting event!

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    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, June 20, 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 18, 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 15, 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 12, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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