Sunday, May 16: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are SOLD OUT. We hope to see you another day soon!

Know Before You Go: We've modified the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.

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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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  • Zootopia Jane Box

    Zootopia

    Virtual Offering
    Saturday, May 8

    Zootopia, our annual fundraising gala, will virtually “bring the Zoos to you!" We're thrilled to honor Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE with the E.O. Wilson Living the Mission Award.

  • Dino Box

    T. Rex Adventure

    Stone Zoo
    April 16 - Sept. 6

    Take a prehistoric journey through time and walk among the giants that once ruled the planet in Stone Zoo’s all-new T. Rex Adventure!

  • Breakfast.With.Animals Box (1)

    Virtual Animal Breakfasts

    Virtual Offering

    Rise and dine (virtually) with some WILD breakfast hosts!

  • A Wild Affair Logo Box

    A Wild Affair

    Virtual Offering
    Saturday, June 19, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Save the Date for A Wild Affair! We're bringing our annual fundraising event to you virtually again this year.

  • Giraffe

    Jari Squire

    World Giraffe Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    June 20, 09:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Celebrate World Giraffe Day with us!

  • Redriverhog2 Box

    Red River Hog Birthday

    Franklin Park Zoo
    June 26, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Red river hogs Artemis and Ophelia are turning four, and guests are invited to join in the celebration!

  • Bostonlights Phoenix Box

    Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

    Franklin Park Zoo
    July 23 - October 11, 2021; 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.

  • Runwild Box (1)

    Run Wild

    Virtual Offering
    April, July and October 2021

    Run wild with Zoo New England's first virtual 5K series! Join the pack and set out for a run, walk, or stroll on a route of your choosing.

  • Virtual Tours Box

    Animal Meet & Greet

    Virtual Offering

    Join us from the comfort of your own home to meet some of the amazing ambassador animals in our care, like owls, turtles, chinchillas and snakes!

  • 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.

  • Lemur Recycle

    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    2021 Event Canceled

    We are not running the Bottle and Can Drive this year. If this changes, we'll post an update here.