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Our Zoos will be closed for all-staff events on the following dates:
Tuesday, Feb. 7: Stone Zoo Closed  •  Thursday, Feb. 9: Franklin Park Zoo Closed
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Panamanian Golden Frog

Animal Discovery Center

Children’s imaginations will run wild as science learning is brought to life in Stone Zoo's engaging new Animal Discovery Center, featuring hands-on programming, interactive learning opportunities, animal exhibits and so much more to inspire and build meaningful connections with the natural world.

During your visit to the Center, you'll come face-to-face with these small but mighty creatures:

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Blanding's Turtle

We're giving Blanding’s turtles a head-start in the wild by raising hatchlings right here in the ADC. With each visit, you can watch as these tiny reptiles grow to 15 times their original size! We’ll then release them back into their native habitats across eastern MA.

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Rosy Boa

Among the smallest members of the boa family, this snake compensates for its size with a clever way of warding off predators—rolling itself into a ball and then releasing a foul-smelling musk from a gland in its tail.

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Dyeing Poison Dart Frog

Tiny yet toxic, these colorful amphibians literally are what they eat. Their skin absorbs toxins from ants and other insects they prey upon in the wild. The dart frog's bold colors and striking patterns alert potential predators to stay away!