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.

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Be a Super Hero for Endangered Species

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Be a Super Hero for Endangered Species


Event will be held rain or shine

Calling all conservation heroes! Meet some of your favorite Super Heroes, MARVEL’s Black Panther and Spider-Man, and learn how you can be a Super Hero for endangered species during Franklin Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet.

Tigers, western lowland gorillas and ring-tailed lemurs are just a few of the Zoo's endangered species who act as ambassadors for their populations around the world. In honor of Endangered Species Day, we invite you to learn more about these incredible animals. Throughout the day, meet with the zookeepers and ask questions during scheduled zookeeper talks. NOAA Fisheries and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be on site educating guests on endangered marine species. Visitors of all ages are invited to learn more about endangered species and ways that they can be a “super hero” to protect these animals as well as their habitats.

Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes and snap a photo with Black Panther and Spider-Man.

Please note: the Super Heroes will be available for photos in half-hour increments from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Banner image: 2019 © MARVEL

Committed to Conservation

Flip through the picture book collection below to learn about endangered species like gorillas, whooping cranes, African penguins, cheetahs, and more. Read about the challenges they face for survival, and what we can do to help.