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:‚Äč Online reservations are required for your visit.


Franklin Farm

With the rising cases of COVID-19 and the continued concern for public health and safety, effective Wednesday, December 16, the Franklin Farm barn, chicken coop and brooder building are temporarily closed to the public.
The health and safety of our guests, staff and animals are of paramount importance, and we thank you for your continued support and understanding, especially throughout the challenges of 2020.

Experience farm life in the middle of Boston! The main barn houses ponies, Guinea hog, donkeys, sheep and goats. Explore the brooder building, where newly-hatched chicks keep warm, and visit the chicken coop to greet several species of older chickens. And keep an eye peeled for our resident barn cat, Waldo!