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.


Ales & Tails

Stone Zoo

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

21+ Event

Please note: Stone Zoo will close at 3:30 p.m. in preparation for this event.

Jaguars and otters and beers, oh my! Sip and stroll during this 21+, after-hours event, where you’ll be greeted by animals that call the Zoo home – enjoy a stout while you visit the sloths, or an ale while you stop by our alligator exhibit!

Early bird pricing (through August 8): $50 General Admission | $20 Designated Driver
Beginning August 9: $60 General Admission | $25 Designated Driver 

Purchase Tickets

Breweries and More

Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co. sam adams logo mighty swell logo
ommegang logo cisco logo troegs logo
kona logo nude logo wormtown
athletic brewing
lord hobo   

Restaurants and More

Cabot Creamery Cooperative Bedford Cupcakes  

Thank you!

Proceeds from your Ales & Tails tickets support the operation and continued growth of Stone Zoo, its education programs and conservation initiatives. Looking to make a greater impact? Here are a few more ways you can support our work.

Event Sponsorship
Is your company interested in sponsoring this event? Zoo New England has many different types of packages that will fit your company’s goals. Please contact Kevin Milhomme at or 617-989-2692 for more information.