Know Before You Go: To ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our updated FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.

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ZOOcation Week

Franklin Park Zoo Stone Zoo

February 15 - 19, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual Event

During ZOOcation week, get close to some amazing ambassador animals, right from the comfort of your own couch! Join us virtually for a wild week of animal encounters and educator-led crafts and activities, live from both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo!

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 7-10
Members: $40 | Non-members: $45 
Siblings and family members are welcome to join on the same device.

Monday, February 15: Daring Defenses

From scents to spikes and color to camouflage, we'll learn all about the amazing defenses animals have to stay safe! Get comfy at home as you virtually join zoo friends and meet our amazing animals at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. You'll learn all about their adaptations and take part in educator-led activities and crafts. 

Register: Feb 15

 

Tuesday, February 16: Zookeepers in Training

Do you have what it takes to be a zookeeper? Learn about the different aspects of animal care, like monitoring animal behavior, creating diets, and so much more! Stay comfy at home as you virtually join zoo friends and meet our amazing animals at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. 

Register: Feb 16

 

Wednesday, February 17: Couch Safari

Calling all safari guides! Learn all about animals that live in the savanna, while discussing their threats and the conservation work being done to save these species! Stay comfy at home as you virtually join zoo friends and get to meet our amazing animals at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. 

Register: Feb 17

 

Thursday, February 18: Life Under a Microscope

Take a deep dive into the world of animal adaptations, and get a chance to see them up close through a microscope! What makes sloth fur so unique? How do owl feathers assist with silent flight? Stay comfy at home as you virtually join zoo friends and meet our amazing animals at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. We will get to learn all about their adaptations and take part in educator-led activities and crafts. Please note: you do not need to have a microscope at home to attend this program.

Register: Feb 18

 

Friday, February 19: Enrichment Extravaganza

What do spices, paper bags, puzzle feeders, and paper mache all have in common? They’re all types of animal enrichment! Explore the world of animal enrichment, and you'll even get a chance to make some of your own! Stay comfy at home as you virtually join zoo friends and get to meet our amazing animals at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. 

Register: Feb 19

 

Please Note:

  • Your Zoom link will be emailed at noon the day before your scheduled program. Please log in a few minutes early so we can begin on time.
  • The Zoom link is valid to log into one device.
  • Purchases are non-refundable. If a scheduled encounter is disrupted by weather, we'll work with you to re-schedule.

Questions?

Please contact the Education Department at 617-989-3742 or email education@zoonewengland.org