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Playgroundsz Box


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. Come live the dream!
Junglefunride Box

Carousel & Jungle Fun Ride

Hours: Daily, 10:30 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. 
Age: Ages 3+, children only
Price: $3.50/child

Rides are weather and staff dependent. Contact Guest Services at 781-438-6321 in advance for availability. Rides are not included in regular admission.

Mining Sluice Station

Hours: Daily, 11:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. (weather dependent)
Prices vary based on bag/bucket size.

Choose your own bag or bucket of ore and use our cool water sluice to uncover semi-precious gems, stones and fossils. Every purchase is a guaranteed winner! Perfect for beating the heat, this fun interactive water play area is a must-visit for guests of all ages!

ScooterPal Rental

Rev up your Zoo adventure by renting a motorized ScooterPal at our Admissions booth. Choose from five fun pals—rhino, lion, giraffe, bear, or leopard—and off you go with a ZOOm!
Rental information and rules of the road

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Go behind the scenes to see the Zoo from a new point of view! On these exclusive tours, you'll meet some amazing animals and have your questions answered by our care team.

Virtual Reality Experience

Hours: Daily, 11:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. 
Age: Ages 5+ (Adults can also ride)
Price: $7.00 per person

VR Ride is weather and staff dependent. Contact Guest Services at 781-438-6321 in advance for availability. VR rides are not included in regular admission. See below for full details.

Virtual Reality Films: Gorilla Trek & Great Migration

Gorilla Trek

Travel to the extinct volcanoes of Rwanda in central Africa, where you’ll trek up 10,000 feet to visit with a family of mountain gorillas. Witness for the first time in 3D virtual reality the unique family dynamics of this majestic and critically endangered species.

Great Migration

Witness how millions of free-roaming animals make their way through the peaks and perils of Africa's savannah terrain, from the Maasai Mara river in Kenya to the majestic landscape of Tanzania's Serengeti, in search for a better life across the animal kingdom.

VR Experience Details & Guidelines

This is a stationary amusement device that uses multi-directional movement (pitch, roll, and heave) to give guests the feeling of motion without moving from a fixed position on the floor. A computer program gives guests visual stimulation through individual virtual reality headsets integrated with motion commands to the motors.

  • Each VR Experience ride is approximately 6 to 7 minutes long.
  • Ride can accommodate six guests at once.
  • Riders must be at least 5 years old AND a height of 35 inches.
  • Maximum one person per seat at all times.
  • Guests and/or their adult/guardian are responsible for following the safety guidelines provided.
    • Children should be seated near their parents or guardians.
    • Spectators are not permitted to physically interact with equipment and/or users.
    • Any loose articles, such as scarves, glasses, mobile phones, etc. should be secured or removed before the start of the experience.
    • No food (including chewing gum) or drink is permitted on the experience.
    • No lean in or out from the seat is allowed at any time during the VR experience.
    • Safety belts needs to be fastened at all times during the entire VR experience.
    • Dismounting the motion-platform seat or leaving the immediate experience area is not allowed, during the VR experience or while wearing a head-mounted device.

Important Information about the VR Ride:

This immersive virtual reality experience involves loud sounds, visual effects, flashing lights, and multi-directional motion-enabled seating. The experience is not recommended for certain individuals, or for individuals with conditions that could be aggravated by this experience:

  • People who are sensitive to motion sickness
  • Pregnant women
  • The elderly
  • People after recent surgery or illness
  • People with neck, back, or bone conditions
  • People with sight difficulties
  • People with a history of mental illness
  • People with a serious health condition such as heart disease
  • People with a history of epilepsy
  • People under the influence of alcohol or drugs