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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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  • 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.

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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.

  • Lemur Recycle

    Bottle & Can Recycling Drive

    Stone Zoo
    TBD

    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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    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!

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    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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    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, August 15, 6:00 - 10:00 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 12, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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

  • Carscritters Box

    Cars and Critters

    Stone Zoo
    Sunday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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