To protect our guests, staff, volunteers and community amid concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak (novel coronavirus), Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be temporarily closed until further notice. All scheduled events and education programs are also cancelled during this time. >Learn more



The goal of environmental sustainability is to conserve and preserve our natural resources by managing them responsibly to prevent further environmental degradation. Through environmental sustainability, we're working to protect these natural resources for future generations.

Commitments to natural resource conservation and sustainability (green) practices are required elements of the American Zoological Association's (AZA) conservation-related accreditation standards, and AZA-accredited zoos like Zoo New England develop and implement an array of innovative strategies to meet our green goals. We're proud of the conservation work we do, both around the globe and within our Zoos. Our dedicated Conservation Committee is consistently improving sustainability efforts throughout our Zoos. Here's how:

Baling out on Landfills

Let's get Rolling: Use Boston's Bike Share Program to visit Franklin Park Zoo!

Pests, Plants and Staying Pesticide-free

Plastic with a Purpose: Creating solutions for people with disabilities using corrugated plastic

Recycling, Comingling & TerraCycling

Smartflower Solar Panel Systems

Renewable energy will soon be in full bloom at Franklin Park Zoo

Stemming the Flow

Vermicomposting: Putting our worms to work