Plan ahead! Franklin Park Zoo will be closed to the public all day on Sunday, July 28 due to a private event. If you would like to visit the Zoo on this day, we are happy to welcome you to Stone Zoo which will be open regular hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Ales & Tails

Stone Zoo

Saturday, September 14, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.


21+ Event
Please note, Stone Zoo will close at 3:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 3:00 p.m.) on Sept. 14 in preparation for this event.

Stone Zoo’s annual beer-tasting event, Ales & Tails features stations hosted by a variety of breweries and the opportunity to stroll amongst the animals– including black bears, North American river otters, cougars and many other amazing species that call the Zoo home.

VIP Perks

VIP ticket-holders receive exclusive refreshments in our VIP area from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m., an event T-shirt, and the chance to meet some special animal ambassadors! Please note: This is subject to change due to weather and animals' needs.

Early-Bird Admission: $45 | Early-Bird Designated Driver: $20 (Through August 19)
General Admission: $55 | DD: $25
Day-of Admission: $65 | DD: $25
VIP Admission: $100 | DD: $50

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Thank you!
Proceeds from Ales & Tails support the operation and continued growth of Zoo New England, its education programs and conservation initiatives.


Cambridgebrewingco Logo Lordhobo Logo Downtheroad Logo
Brooklynbrewing 21st amendment Bantam Cider
Clownshoesbrewing  Willie's Superbrew



Wachusett Brewing Company  Allagash Brewing Company 

Smuttynose Brewing Company

Cisco Brewers Wormtown Brewery

 Hopsters Brewing Company

 Lagunitas Brewing Company Southern Tier Brewing Company 

Sixpoint Brewery

Victory Brewing Company  City Roots Cider








Food and other Beverages

t'ahpas 529 red heat Buffalo Wild Wings
 110 Grill


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.