On Thursday, April 25 at Stone Zoo, we will be conducting a routine animal escape drill. These drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We will do our best to have minimal impact on the guest experience. We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or info@zoonewengland.org.

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Climb up, over and around our 10,000 square foot playground!

Attractions


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Aussie Aviary

In the Aussie Aviary, feeding the animals is encouraged! Hundreds of brightly colored budgerigars, affectionately called budgies, flutter through this free-flight exhibit. If you’re lucky, the birds will land on your seed stick and let you keep them company while they enjoy a little nibble.

Cost: $3/stick
Schedule: 

  • April 27 - May 26, weekends only, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Regular hours begin Memorial Day weekend (May 26), 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays, and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekends and holidays

Train

Train

Climb aboard our colorful train and experience Franklin Park Zoo while you’re on the move. It’s a great way to take in our wild and beautiful landscape. Choo-choo!

Days:
April 27 – May 20: Weekends only
May 26 – August: Daily
September: Weekends only
Hours:
Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $3.00/ride

Last ticket sold one hour prior to Zoo closing.


Carousel

Carousel 

Hop the whimsical animals of our classic carousel, a joy for the young and the young at heart. 

Days:
April 27 – May 20: Weekends only
May 26 – August: Daily
September: Weekends only
Hours:
Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $3.00/ride

Last ticket sold one hour prior to Zoo closing.


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Playground


With 10,000 square feet to let children’s imaginations run wild, we’re serious about playtime. With designs inspired by the wildlife that inhabit the Zoos, kids can frolic among giant fish, slip down a giraffe-like tube slide, and "hop on" a Panamanian golden frog spring rocker.

Our playground incorporates fitness challenges, promotes positive social interaction, encourages negotiating skills, and uses play to teach about conservation and wildlife. Rubberized ground cover makes it safe and accessible for all children.

Open regular Zoo hours.


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Agents of Discovery

Your mission: Become a secret agent, exploring Franklin Park Zoo, solving challenges and learning more about the wildlife around you.

Download the free Agents of Discovery app to start your adventure. Good luck, agents! Learn more

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