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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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  • Bostonlights Phoenix Box

    Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

    Franklin Park Zoo
    July 23 - October 11, 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.

    Experience the wonder of over 60 magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo's 72 acres.

  • Sunmaid Final Logo 240X240

    Sun-Maid Sundays

    Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo

    Every Sunday in September, bring in unopened Sun-Maid products to receive a free kid’s admission ticket to the Zoo! Sun-Maid will then generously donate these products to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

  • Halloween SZ Box

    Boo at the Zoo

    Stone Zoo
    October 23 & 24, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals.

  • Halloweenfpz Box

    Zoo Howl

    Franklin Park Zoo
    October 30 & 31, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on our Trick-or-Treat Trail.

  • Virtual Tours Box

    Animal Meet & Greet

    Various Dates

    Join us in person or virtually for an exclusive encounter with our amazing ambassador animals!

  • Wild Shoutout Box

    Wild Shoutouts

    Virtual Offering

    Looking for a unique way to send a message to your loved one? Whether it’s a holiday, birthday, anniversary, graduation, new job, proposal or just a pick-me-up, let our animals be your wingman!

  • Crackthecase Box

    Crack the Case

    Virtual Offering

    Solve puzzles and piece together clues to solve a wildlife trafficking crime in this whodunnit style game.

  • Zootopia Jane Box

    Zootopia


    Zootopia, our annual fundraising gala, virtually "brought the Zoos to you!" In 2021, we were thrilled to honor Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE with the E.O. Wilson Living the Mission Award.