On Thursday, April 25 at Stone Zoo, we will be conducting a routine animal escape drill. These drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We will do our best to have minimal impact on the guest experience. We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or info@zoonewengland.org.


Spend a WILD April school vacation week at Stone Zoo!

Stone Zoo

April 15 - 19, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate spring with family and friends while exploring the Zoo during April school vacation week. Learn about the insects and animals that serve as pollinators and how their important work helps the springtime flowers bloom. Throughout the week, there will be special zookeeper encounters where guests can learn more about some of these zoo residents and ask questions directly to the staff that cares for them. Black bears, North American river otters, and jaguars are just a few of the amazing animals that call Stone Zoo home.

Scheduled Zookeeper Chats

  • 10:30 a.m. – Cougar zookeeper chat
  • 2:00 p.m. – Black bear zookeeper chat
  • 2:30 p.m – Gibbon zookeeper chat (Mon and Thurs only)

Join the Boston Area City Nature Challenge!

Boston City Nature Challenge information table; Location: near Animal Discovery Center 
Learn more about this fun competition with cities across the world to document and identify the most species! From April 26 - 29, we'll need you to help us take observations (taking photos with your phone) of as many species as possible to record nature in and around Boston. All species count! Learn more.

The Buzz on pollinators