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Sat., May 21: Stone Zoo will close at 3:00 p.m. in preparation for our annual Ales & Tails event. Please plan your visit accordingly!



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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  • Alesandtails Box

    Ales & Tails

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

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

  • Zootopia Box (1)


    Franklin Park Zoo
    Saturday, June 4, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

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

  • Gorillas Box

    Jennifer Williams

    Celebrate Father's Day at Zoo New England

    Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo
    June 19, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Celebrate your father (and all of ours!) with FREE ADMISSION for all dads on Father's Day.

  • Bostonlights Peacock Box

    Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

    Franklin Park Zoo
    July 22 - September 25, 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.

    Experience the wonder of over 55 magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo's 72 acres.

  • 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!

  • Breakfast.With.Animals Box (1)

    Virtual Animal Breakfasts

    Rise and dine (virtually) with us! Stay comfy in your pj's as you ZOOm with some WILD friends during their morning routine.

  • Crackthecase Box

    Crack the Case

    Virtual Offering

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