Spend a WILD April school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

Franklin Park Zoo

April 15 - 19, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Looking to get outside and explore during April school vacation week? Spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo. Celebrate spring as we learn about the importance of pollinators and how their work helps the springtime flowers bloom. Throughout the week, there will be zookeeper chats, animal encounters, and more.


Aussie Aviary Opens for the Season

Aussie Aviary opens for the season during April school vacation week. Stroll among hundreds of brightly colored budgies in this engaging, interactive space. Purchase a seedstick and the birds may land right on it! Hours (weather permitting):

  • During April school vacation week, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • After April school vacation week, weekends only, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Regular hours begin Memorial Day weekend, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays, and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekends and holidays
Lemur Recycle

Celebrate Earth Day, April 17

Join us for our annual Earth Day celebration! Talk with exhibitors from local conservation organizations, and learn what you can do to help care for our planet.

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Children's Zoo

Nature’s Neighborhoods is an interactive space immersing children and families in a world of nature, adventure and imaginative play. Climb on "bamboo" just like the red pandas, pop-up in a prairie dog town, climb into a giant eagle's nest and more!

Education Programming

Calling all wildlife explorers! Join us for our April Vacation Week program while we discover animals and plants in the great outdoors! In this program, we'll become experts in animal tracking and identification. Get ready for an exciting week of games, crafts and animal encounters! Learn more.


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