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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    Half the Price, Twice the Fun at Franklin Park Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Friday, November 23, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Burn off the Thanksgiving turkey and get the family out of the house for Half-Price Day!

  • Half-Price Day at Stone Zoo

    Stone Zoo
    Friday, November 23, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Shopping will be a zoo, so head to Stone Zoo the day after Thanksgiving and receive half priced admission!

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    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.

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    World Anteater Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, November 24, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    In celebration of World Anteater Day, visit Jockamo the giant anteater in the Tropical Forest!

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    Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!

    Dorchester Brewing Company
    Thursday, November 29, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Join us for an ongoing adult lecture series in the Boston area. Each month will highlight a different brewery and science or conservation project.

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    Cocktails for Conservation

    The Gallery at Villageworks
    Wednesday, December 5, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Come for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while learning more about preserving wildlife with Grassroots Wildlife Conservation!

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    Ugly Sweater Party at ZooLights

    Stone Zoo
    Thursday, December 13, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Tis the season to mix, mingle, wine and dine with our young professionals group, the Wild Things. Ugly sweaters are encouraged, so come dressed in your "best!"

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    Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, December 8, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Meet Santa at the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan for free family photos!

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    December School Vacation Week

    Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo
    December 26 - 29, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Spend a WILD winter school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo!

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    Meet the Ice Princesses at ZooLights

    Stone Zoo
    Friday, December 28, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Feel like you’re in a winter wonderland of lights as you visit with the Ice Princesses at Stone Zoo’s ZooLights.

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    Zoo Year's Eve

    Stone Zoo's Animal Discovery Center
    Monday, December 31, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Put on your party hats and celebrate the Zoo Year with us!

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    Cambridge Royal Sonesta
    Saturday, May 11

    Zootopia is our annual creative, black-tie gala benefitting both Zoos.

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    Franklin Park Zoo

    Raise a toast to Uncorked, our annual wine-tasting event!

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    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo

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

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    Sunset Sips

    Stone Zoo

    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

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

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    Ales & Tails

    Stone Zoo

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