Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Sat., August 24, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Full details


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

Daily through Labor Day, 11:00 a.m. -  3:00 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!