Plan ahead! Franklin Park Zoo will be closed to the public all day on Sunday, July 28 due to a private event. If you would like to visit the Zoo on this day, we are happy to welcome you to Stone Zoo which will be open regular hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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First Responders Day

Franklin Park Zoo Stone Zoo

Saturday, August 3, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are proud to honor those who risk their lives to keep our community safe. 

On Saturday, August 3, first responders will receive FREE admission to the Zoo. Accompanying family members will receive $5 off admission for up to 5 people.

First responders include employees of an emergency service who are likely to be among the first people to assist at the scene of an emergency such as an accident or natural disaster. This would include personnel such as firefighters, EMTs, and police officers.

To receive free admission, please present a valid ID that identifies you as a first responder.


Franklin Park Zoo Schedule

  • Get an up-close look at the vehicles first responders use for the important work they do. Vehicles include: Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Boston Crime Scene Unit, and Massachusetts State Police
  • 10:30 a.m.: Tiger zookeeper chat
  • 11:30 a.m.: Prairie dog zookeeper chat

Stone Zoo Schedule