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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  • Bostonlights Logo Box

    Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

    Franklin Park Zoo
    August 21 - November 1, 6:00 - 10:30 p.m. 

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

  • Lemur Recycle

    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    2020 Event Canceled

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

  • Brewlogo Box

    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Date To Be Announced

    This annual beer-tasting event features stations hosted by local breweries and restaurants.

  • Alesandtails Box

    Ales & Tails

    Stone Zoo
    Date To Be Announced

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

  • Carscritters Box

    Cars and Critters

    Stone Zoo
    2020 Event Canceled

    Wild about cars? Rev your engines on over to Stone Zoo!

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    Zootopia


    Saturday, May 9, 2020

    Zootopia is our annual creative, black-tie gala benefitting both Zoos. Our favorite gala went virtual this year--thanks to everyone who helped make it a success!

  • A Wild Affair Logo Box

    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    Saturday, June 20, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    This tasting event features restaurants, entertainment, auctions, and an opportunity to stroll among the animals.