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.


Boo at the Zoo

Stone Zoo

October 20 & 21, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Stone Zoo. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the trick-or-treat trail, while other haunted happenings include creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests, and a haunted maze! Throughout the day, guests can learn about the importance of enrichment as they watch many of the animals receive pumpkins.

Spooktacular Schedule of Events

11:30 a.m.
• Bat zookeeper chat and pumpkin enrichment

12:00 p.m.
• Costume contest (Amphitheater stage)
• Tarantula zookeeper chat (Animal Discovery Center)

1:00 p.m.
• Howling Contest (Amphitheater stage)
• Chacoan peccary pumpkin enrichment

1:30 p.m.
• Snake zookeeper chat (Animal Discovery Center)
• Cougar pumpkin enrichment

2:00 p.m.
• Costume contest
• Black bear zookeeper chat
• Snow leopard pumpkin enrichment

2:30 p.m.
• Snow leopard pumpkin enrichment

Other haunted happenings include:

  • Creepy crafts
  • Ghoulish games
  • Haunted maze
Buy Tickets

General admission rates apply to Halloween events (Purchase online and save 15%).
Zoo admission is free to all members.
Halloween events take place rain or shine.

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 617-989-2692 for more information.