Know Before You Go: We've modified the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.


Cocktails for Conservation

April 28, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for our virtual happy hour series, where you'll hear from Zoo experts and learn more about the passion, care and commitment that fuels our work to save species from extinction and inspires caring and action on behalf of wildlife and wild places. This is a great opportunity to plan a virtual meet-up with friends, learn about the natural world and enjoy your favorite cocktail from the comfort of your own home. All proceeds support Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.

wild things logoThis series is presented in partnership with The Wild Things, Zoo New England’s emerging leaders and young professional group. This group supports our conservation mission by organizing events to raise awareness. The group is led by a dedicated Executive Committee and provides members with unique and fun opportunities to volunteer, network, and socialize for a shared cause. Get involved!


Price: $15 per session

"Door" Prizes Include: 

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tours of sloth at Stone Zoo or red panda at Franklin Park Zoo
  • $50 Samuel Adams Gift Certificate and reserved table in the tap room
  • Four general daytime admission tickets to Zoo New England

Winning names will be selected at the end of each session!

Zookeeping Stories: Tales from Zoo New England

April 28
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Have you wondered what it's really like to be a zookeeper? We'll be chatting with Assistant Curator, Pete Costello and Animal Training Advisor, Kim Kezer to learn just that! Join us with a beverage of your choice to learn about what goes into taking care of the animals that call the Zoo home, and what it takes to be a great zookeeper.


Pete Costello

Pete Costello
Assistant Curator

Kim Kezer

Kim Kezer
Animal Training Advisor

Katie Cashman

Katie Cashman, Moderator
Education Program Coordinator


April Brew: Kiwi Wrangler Kolsch

sam adams aleSamuel Adams Boston Brewery will donate $1 from every 4-pack and $1 from every pint of Kiwi Wrangler Kolsch sold from April through July. Attendees will receive a special discount code to use at the Sam Adams Shop

Here’s a treat for you, mate! The Kiwi Wrangler Kolsch-style ale celebrates Franklin Park Zoo's first-hatched kiwi chick. This ale features heaps of New Zealand hops, kiwifruit and Brazilian-born feijão puree for a light-bodied beer bursting with crisp, bright, citrus-forward fruitiness. Available in 4-packs and on draft starting 4/1 at the Sam Adams Boston Brewery.


Zoom Information

  • A Zoom link will be sent to the email used for registration the morning of the event. Please feel free to arrive to the Zoom session a few minutes early.
  • The Zoom link is valid to log-in to one device.
  • We ask that you refrain from recording the program.
  • This event is geared towards an adult audience.
  • If our scheduled event is disrupted by weather or an unstable internet connection, we will work to re-schedule.