Here in New England

Join the Plastic Free July EcoChallenge!

Zoo New England invites you to join our Plastic Free EcoChallenge team, where you'll become part of the global movement to reduce and refuse single-use plastics! Through July 31, join thousands of other participants as we prove that small actions add up to real change. Top ecochallengers can win prizes, including event tickets, family membership and a behind-the-scenes tour! 

Challenge Accepted!

Zoo New England is committed to the preservation of the natural world, including what’s right in our own backyard. And it’s not hard to miss. With a rich natural diversity including lakes, rivers, forests, alpine mountains, the Atlantic coast, and a perpetual regeneration that four seasons bring, New England wildlife abounds.

Boston Area City Nature Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Boston Area City Nature Challenge – a fun competition with cities across the world to document and identify the most species!

Zoo New England's Grassroots Wildlife Conservation

Our mission is to work with you to preserve local rare and declining species while teaching you about the diversity and wonder of the natural world around you. Learn how you can get involved!

Franklin Park Biodiversity Project

We're monitoring native and invasive species to develop a better understanding of how they can coexist in an urban landscape and prevent further population declines. Community collaboration is encouraged!


About one-third of the world’s amphibian species is on the brink of extinction. It’s critical that we monitor the frog population, as these creatures play a key role in balancing our ecosystem.

Neponset River Watershed Association

ZNE's Quarters for Conservation Program has supported the work of the Neponset River Watershed Association to stop water pollution and restore fish and wildlife habitats.