Thursday, August 5: Franklin Park Zoo will close at 2:30 p.m. for a private event. Boston Lights will open at 8:00 p.m. Please plan your visit accordingly!

• Please review our current Health & Safety Updates (FPZ and SZ) before your visit.
• Non-Members: Online reservations are required for admission tickets.
• Members: Advance reservations for daytime admission are not required.

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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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