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Friday, Sept. 24: Due to the potential of severe thunderstorms, Boston Lights is closed tonight. Ticket holders have been automatically refunded – please allow up to 3-5 business days for this to reflect in your account. Please contact us with any questions about your tickets, and thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you another night!

• 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.


Buy Tickets

Non-Members: Online reservations are required for admission tickets. Daytime admission tickets are released intermittently and may not be available more than two weeks in advance.

Members: Advance reservations for daytime admission is not required. Members can check in at the admissions gate with their member cards and a photo ID.


Ticket buyer and associated guests commit to the following guidelines:

  • Wear a face mask/covering in compliance with MA Department of Public Health Guidelines.
    • Please note: Children under two are not required to wear a face covering.
  • Maintain social distance of 6 feet between other guests not in your party.
  • Enter the Zoo at the time listed on ticket. Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your assigned time.
  • Respect Zoo rules to protect humans and animals.


General Admission Ticket Prices

Adult: $22.95
Senior (62+): $20.95
Child (ages 2-12): $15.95
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free
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Please note: A $1.50 Safety and Processing fee applies per ticket.

Health & Safety Updates

We care about you and want to ensure a fun and safe experience for everyone who visits. For the safety of our guests, staff and animals,  please review our current Health & Safety Updates before your visit.

Retrieving your Ticket

Tickets purchased online are delivered to the email address provided (please allow up to one hour for receipt). Please note, your emailed receipt is not your ticket. You will need to download your barcoded tickets from your email and present them at the Admissions booth. To make the check-in process as fast and safe as possible, please print your tickets before arriving at the Zoo.

Terms and Conditions

A valid ticket is required for Zoo entrance for each visitor. Tickets are one-time-use only and valid for the date and time noted. Tickets purchased online are only valid at the location indicated at time of purchase. Tickets are non-refundable, have no cash value, cannot be used for private or after-hours events and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Contact Us:

Guests or members without online access can reserve a time slot by calling 617-989-2076.


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