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Sat., June 4: Franklin Park Zoo will be closed in preparation for our annual gala, Zootopia. Please plan your visit accordingly!




Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, June 4, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Please note: Franklin Park Zoo will be closed on June 4 in preparation for this event.

Join us for Zootopia, the wildest gala of the year! For the first time in over 15 years, Zootopia will return to the grounds of Franklin Park Zoo for an inspiring evening in celebration of the natural world!

Tickets & Sponsorship Options Visit our Silent Auction

Schedule of Events
5:30 p.m.: VIP Sponsor Hour in the new Gorilla Grove Habitat
6:30 p.m.: Gala Reception - Mix and Mingle - Local Bites - Wild Cocktails!
7:30 p.m.: Program - Awards - Auction
8:15 p.m.: DJ - Dessert - Dancing

Throughout the event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Zoo’s mission to preserve and protect wildlife, and enjoy the zoo experience, including visiting Gorilla Grove, our brand new immersive outdoor gorilla habitat. The gala begins with a cocktail reception and auction followed by a chef’s tasting and local eclectic bites and dancing. Matt Noyes, Chief Meteorologist for the Boston NBC & Telemundo stations, will be the evening’s emcee. Attendees are encouraged to wear animal-inspired attire!

Can't make it to this year's event?
Register online to participate in our silent auction from home!

Proceeds from Zootopia directly benefit Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo and will help to further the Zoos’ mission to inspire and educate the next generation of conservation stewards and leaders.

Please contact Miranda Silverman at 617-379-5190 or with any questions.

A look back at Zootopia 2021

Zootopia 2021 virtually brought the Zoos to you for an inspiring evening, featuring a special video message by E. O. Wilson Living the Mission Award honoree Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & U. N. Messenger of Peace. The gala featured animal appearances, insider updates and a silent auction. Thank you to our sponsors and NBC10 Boston, necn anchor Latoyia Edwards and chief meteorologist Matt Noyes, who joined us for the event.


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