Thursday, August 5: Franklin Park Zoo will close at 2:30 p.m. for a private event. Boston Lights will open at 8:00 p.m. Please plan your visit accordingly!

• Please review our current Health & Safety Updates (FPZ and SZ) before your visit.
• Non-Members: Online reservations are required for admission tickets.
• Members: Advance reservations for daytime admission are not required.


Run Wild Virtual 5K Series

July and October 2021

Run wild with Zoo New England's first virtual 5K series! Join the pack and set out for a run, walk, or stroll on a route of your choosing.

Register to run!



  • Run Wilder Virtual 5K & 10K – July 2021 
  • Run Wildest Virtual 5K, 10K, Half Marathon – October 2021 (Registration opens August 1)

Registration Cost:

  • Option 1: Run Wild Individual Race - $30
  • Option 2: Run Wild Virtual 5K Series - $55

The first 100 registrants will receive a custom Run Wild face mask (shown here)! Be sure to customize your downloadable race bib and take a photo with your finisher certificate to share on social media using the hashtag #ZNERunWild!

Go the extra mile and become a Champion for the Zoo with a personalized fundraising page. Ready, set, go!

By becoming a Champion, you can help raise much needed funds for your Zoos! Champions receive a one-year individual membership to our young professionals group, The Wild Things, and the top three fundraisers will win a behind-the-scenes tour! Create a personalized fundraising page to share your story and set a goal. Your support makes a difference in the lives of the animals that call our Zoos home. Sign up to be a Champion on the Registration page.