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.


Zoo New England and Bailey’s Team for Autism partner for a day out at Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please check in upon arrival at tables by the Zebra entrance (view on map).

Zoo New England and Bailey’s Team for Autism are hosting Autism Family Day at Franklin Park Zoo! Join us for a day of activities including meet & greets with animal ambassadors, arts & crafts, music and more. Franklin Park Zoo is offering free entry to individuals on the autism spectrum and Bailey’s Team is supporting the cost of one additional family member or caretaker.

Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Crafts by Children's Zoo entrance

Animal encounters in the children's zoo

  • 10:30 a.m. – Snake
  • 11:00 a.m. – Bird's World
  • 11:30 a.m. – Alligator
  • 12:30 p.m. – Mystery mammal
  • 1:30 p.m. – Alligator
  • 2:00 p.m. – Gorilla forage feed
  • 2:30 p.m. – Tortoise
  • 3:00 p.m. – Franklin Farm

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