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:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.


Tropical Forest

With the rising cases of COVID-19 and the continued concern for public health and safety, effective Wednesday, December 16, the Tropical Forest building is 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.

Enter the rarefied world of the rainforest, where dozens of free-flight birds swoop through lush greenery and rushing waterfalls in a habitat home to hundreds of animals. Tropical surprises await you around every corner of this stunning centerpiece of Franklin Park Zoo, where you’ll encounter ring-tailed lemurs, Baird’s tapirs, pygmy hippos, ocelots, and our western lowland gorillas-- observed up close and personal at five glass viewing stations.