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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)


    Stone Zoo
    November 18 - January 8 (Closed 11/24 & 12/25), 4:00 to 9:30 p.m.

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

  • Lionrock Box (1)

    December School Vacation Week at Franklin Park Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    December 27, 28 & 29, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Spend a WILD winter school vacation week at the Zoo!

  • Bear Birthday Box

    Black Bear Birthday

    Stone Zoo
    January 14, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Oh brother! Black bears Smoky and Bubba are celebrating their 17th birthday in January, and guests are invited to join the festivities!

  • Zootopia Box (1)


    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, June 10

    Join us for our annual black-tie gala benefitting Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.

  • Virtual Tours Box

    Animal Meet & Greet

    Various Dates

    Join us in person or virtually for an exclusive encounter with our amazing ambassador animals!

  • 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!