To protect our guests, staff, volunteers and community amid concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak (novel coronavirus), Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be temporarily closed until further notice. All scheduled events and education programs are also cancelled during this time. >Learn more


Franklin Farm

Experience farm life in the middle of Boston! This warm-weather exhibit features a petting zoo, where children can see and touch friendly goats. Explore the brooder building, where newly-hatched chicks keep warm, and visit the chicken coop to greet several species of older chickens. The main barn houses ponies, Guinea hogs, donkeys and goats. And keep an eye peeled for our resident barn cat, Waldo!

Fun on the Farm


Zookeeper Chat

Daily, 3:00 p.m.

Learn more about the animals of Franklin Farm during daily zookeeper chats.

Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo

Weekends, 11:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m

Meet our friendly Nigerian dwarf goats face-to-face in their outdoor paddock. They love accepting gentle pats from guests of all ages!