On Thursday, April 25 at Stone Zoo, we will be conducting a routine animal escape drill. These drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We will do our best to have minimal impact on the guest experience. We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or info@zoonewengland.org.

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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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  • Autism Family Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Join us for a day of activities including meet & greets with animal ambassadors, arts & crafts, music and more.

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    ArtWeek

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Sunday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Join us for a day of creativity, and express your love of all things wild and wonderful through music, watercolor and more!

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    Princess Day

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Fairy tales come true at the Zoo! Meet your favorite princesses, enjoy arts and crafts, and meet with zookeepers!

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    Zootopia

    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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    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    Second Saturday of each month, April through October, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Have some empty bottles and cans on your hands? Skip the trash barrel and head to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive!

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    Celebrate Azize’s Fourth Birthday

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Azize, the youngest of the western lowland gorilla troop, is turning four and you're invited to the party!

  • Celebrate Mother's Day at Zoo New England

    Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo
    Sunday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Help us celebrate your mom (and all of ours!) with FREE ADMISSION for all moms on Mother's Day!

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    Be a Super Hero for Endangered Species

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Meet some of your favorite Super Heroes, MARVEL’s Black Panther and Spider-Man, and learn how you can be a Super Hero for endangered species!

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    World Otter Day

    Stone Zoo
    Wednesday, May 29, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Celebrate World Otter Day with us, and learn more about Stone Zoo’s North American river otters, Penny and Sushi, during zookeeper chats.

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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 and beer 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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    ZooLights

    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.