Thursday, August 5: Franklin Park Zoo will close at 2:30 p.m. for a private event. Boston Lights will open at 8:00 p.m. Please plan your visit accordingly!

• Please review our current Health & Safety Updates (FPZ and SZ) before your visit.
• Non-Members: Online reservations are required for admission tickets.
• Members: Advance reservations for daytime admission are not required.

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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 Phoenix Box

    Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

    Franklin Park Zoo
    July 23 - October 11, 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.

    Experience the wonder of over 60 magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo's 72 acres.

  • Dino Box

    T. Rex Adventure

    Stone Zoo
    April 16 - Sept. 6

    Take a prehistoric journey through time and walk among the giants that once ruled the planet in Stone Zoo’s all-new T. Rex Adventure!

  • Flamingle

    Stone Zoo
    July 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Join us for a festive evening of animal encounters, music, and delicious food and drink stations!

  • Alesandtails Box

    Ales & Tails

    Stone Zoo
    August 21, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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

  • Runwild Box (1)

    Run Wild

    Virtual Offering
    July and October 2021

    Run wild with Zoo New England's first virtual 5K series! Join the pack and set out for a run, walk, or stroll on a route of your choosing.

  • Zootopia Jane Box

    Zootopia

    Virtual Offering

    Zootopia, our annual fundraising gala, virtually "brought the Zoos to you!" In 2021, we were thrilled to honor Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE with the E.O. Wilson Living the Mission Award.

  • A Wild Affair Logo Box

    A Wild Affair

    Virtual Offering
    Saturday, June 19, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Save the Date for A Wild Affair! We're bringing our annual fundraising event to you virtually again this year.

  • Virtual Tours Box

    Animal Meet & Greet

    Virtual Offering

    Join us from the comfort of your own home to meet some of the amazing ambassador animals in our care, like owls, turtles, chinchillas and snakes!

  • 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!

  • Crackthecase Box

    Crack the Case

    Virtual Offering

    Solve puzzles and piece together clues to solve a wildlife trafficking crime in this whodunnit style game.