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 Re-Opening FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit.
• Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.



Please note: Seasonal attractions and activities will not be available at this time including amusement rides and the Masters of Flights: Birds of Prey. Please check this page again for updates. 

tortoise feedsStone Zoo Tortoise Encounter & Feeding

Not so fast! You won’t want to visit Stone Zoo without taking a moment to slow down and hang out with our African spurred tortoises. Participate in this new, up-close and personal feeding experience with our three shelled superstars. Learn all about tortoises while you feed them some tasty, fresh produce and snap some great photos while you do it!

Purchase Tickets

Feedings take place at Stone Zoo at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. daily.
Each session is limited to six guests, and will last approximately 30 minutes. Although we allow up to six guests, only two people at a time will be permitted in the feeding area to allow for social distancing. If your group is larger than two people, we ask that you please split your group. We will divide the 30-minute session between pairs of two. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

tortoise feed

Where: Meet our staff at Stone Zoo’s front gate 10-15 minutes before your scheduled encounter. Please note: At this time, tortoise feeds are not offered at Franklin Park Zoo.

Price: $10 per person; online reservations must be made in advance. Please note, general admission tickets are required in addition to tortoise feeding tickets. 

Weather: This special opportunity is weather-dependent. In the case of rain, the feeding will be cancelled and tickets may be refunded or exchanged for another day.

Health & Safety:

  • Safety protocols must be followed while within the Zoo, including the use of a face covering. View our FAQ page for full details. 
  • Close-toed shoes are recommended.

Please note, the tortoises move at their own special pace, so we cannot guarantee their activity level during your feeding session. There will be no direct touching or contact with our reptile friends, but we do hope you have a great time meeting them up close!

Playgroundsz BoxPlayground

Parents, guardians and other adults supervising children should monitor children at all times to ensure proper social distancing and adherence to face covering requirements.

Slide, climb and swing your way through this colorful attraction that is, quite literally, the playground of your kids' dreams. The playground’s design is based off of elements from drawings made by children asked to put crayons to paper to create their dream playground. Those sketches have now become a reality, so come live the dream!