Both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are Sold Out Monday 4/19 and Tuesday 4/20. We hope you can visit on another day!

Know Before You Go: We've modified the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.

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Online Resources

Upcoming Event

Learn how to observe and record urban biodiversity and make it count! Join us on April 27 from 8-9:30 p.m. for "CNC 2021 How To & What to Expect to See."
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We hope you’ll look carefully and document wildlife in your yard and neighborhood, to share your appreciation of nature and its biodiversity.

To keep everyone safe and comply with rules around social gatherings, we're not planning in-person events this year. Since the pandemic began about a year ago, many people have been spending more time in the great outdoors. It’s healthy to spend time outdoors, especially when you pay attention to plants and insects and birds and mammals and more. We encourage you to focus your attention on the local flora and fauna in your neighborhood and yard, and take care to preserve and treat natural spaces and creatures with respect. Natural spaces and their inhabitants are our neighbors; they deserve our care.


Exploring Nature In and Around Your Home
Ideas and resources to help you look for, find, attract, and document nature in your house or yard!

National Geographic has some excellent activities described on their website that can be done right in your own backyard. Some other fun activities that can be done to explore your local biodiversity include setting up camera traps, building your own insect catcher and installing coverboards to find all sorts of critters. Even lights in front of your own house can be used to attract insects at night, something that Project PorchLight focuses on. We hope you stay safe while you observe and grow your appreciation of your natural surroundings.

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