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.


African lion brothers, Dinari & Kamaia

World Lion Day

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, August 10, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This event is included with general Zoo admission. Save 15% when you purchase your tickets online!

In honor of World Lion Day, learn more about these majestic animals and why conservation efforts on their behalf are so important. Meet 10-year-old lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia at the lion exhibit located within Kalahari Kingdom. We'll have lion-themed crafts and activities for kids and scheduled chats with our educators and zookeepers. 

a lion's share of fun

Committed to Conservation

AZA SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction

We're proud to support the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' SAFE initiative: A commitment to harness our collective resources, focus on specific endangered species, and save them from extinction by restoring healthy populations in the wild. The African lion is one of AZA's SAFE species. More

Species Survival Plan

Zoo New England participates in the African lion Species Survival Plan. By sharing research and knowledge, participating institutions work together to establish guidelines that best ensure the health of captive populations, and with success, the survival of otherwise extinct species.