Friday, Nov. 27: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo SOLD OUT 
Saturday, Nov. 28: Franklin Park Zoo SOLD OUT
ZooLights SOLD OUT Dates: Nov. 27 - 29; Dec. 4 - 6, 11 - 13, and 18 - 20. Advance ticket purchase required.

Know Before You Go: To ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our Re-Opening 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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  • Zoolights Box (1)

    ZooLights

    Stone Zoo
    November 27 – January 3, 4:00 - 9:30 p.m. (Closed Dec. 25)

    Our annual festival of lights promises to dazzle visitors of all ages this holiday season.

  • Santazoom Box (1)

    ZOOm with Santa

    Virtual Offering

    Add some magic to your holiday season with a live, personalized video chat with Santa!

  • Santa Shoutout Bow (1)

    Santa Shoutouts

    Virtual Offering

    Send a pre-recorded Santa Shoutout directly from the North Pole!

  • 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!

  • Bostonlights Logo Box

    Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Through November 15, 5:00 - 9:30 p.m.

    Experience the wonder of over 50 magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo's 72 acres.