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.


Food Truck Safari

Franklin Park Zoo

Event Cancelled

This event has been cancelled due to predicted inclement weather. Tickets purchased in advance may still be used on another day for general daytime admission. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to reschedule this event on a future date. 


Join us as food trucks from all over Greater Boston roll into Franklin Park Zoo for a deliciously wild evening! We’re extending regular zoo hours until 8:00 p.m. and inviting in New England’s best food trucks. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase tasty bites while enjoying music, activities, and the Zoo’s animals after hours! Participating food trucks include Bella Nonna Italian GrilleRiceburgand Sweet Street Gelato.

For 21+ guests, stop by the beer garden for a refreshing drink provided by Turtle Swamp Brewing (ID’s will be checked at the bar.)

This year only, venture through our Wicked BIG Bugs exhibit, where roles will be reversed as you find yourself looking up into the eyes of an 8-foot-tall tarantula, or at the tail of a mighty emperor scorpion looming 15 feet in the air! Wicked BIG Bugs admission is free during this event from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Zookeeper Chats

Thank you!

Proceeds from gate sales for Food Truck Safari support the operation and continued growth of Franklin Park Zoo, its education programs, and conservation initiatives.

Please note:

  • Access to this event is included with regular Zoo admission. Zoo admission does not include the cost of food at each truck.
  • Participating food trucks are subject to change.

Event Sponsorship
Is your company interested in sponsoring this event? Zoo New England has many different types of packages that will fit your company’s goals. Please contact Kevin Milhomme at or 617-379-5131 for more information.