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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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  • All For Australia Box

    All for Australia

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Thursday, February 13, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Join us for an evening ticketed fundraiser in the Tropical Forest Pavilion in support of wildlife recovery efforts in Australia.

  • Celebrate Little Joe’s 27th Birthday!

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Monday, February 17, 10:00 a.m.

    Don’t miss a party and cake in the Tropical Forest in celebration of Little Joe's birthday!

  • 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.

  • Fun In Tropics Box

    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 limbo your way through the Tropical Forest. Enjoy wine, music, games, animal encounters, and more!

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    Zootopia

    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!

  • A Wild Affair Logo Box

    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.

  • Alesandtails Box

    Ales & Tails

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, September 12, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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