Franklin Park Zoo is Sold Out on Sunday, April 11. We hope you can visit on another day!

Know Before You Go: We've modified the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.

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Caribbean flamingos

Caribbean Coast


Featured Exhibits:

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Flamingo Flats

Begin your journey to the Caribbean in our walk-through aviary, Flamingo Flats. Here, you’ll be greeted by this striking feathered flamingo flock, scarlet ibis and colorful macaws. Guests have the rare opportunity to see the critically-endangered Jamaican iguana, the island's largest terrestrial vertebrate which was thought to be extinct for decades.

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Bush Dog Exhibit

The bush dog exhibit, the only one in New England, features a pair of bush dogs. Listed as a near threatened species by IUCN, these small mammals can be found in extreme eastern Central America and northern South America, south to Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. Formidable hunters, their size and shape make them uniquely adapted for life on the forest floor, while their webbed feet make them good swimmers.

Calypso Trail

Along the Calypso Trail, guests can rock and stroll to the rhythm of the islands. Try your hand at a few Caribbean percussion instruments, or strike a pose (like the "one-leg stand shown here) at a flamingo yoga post. Here, you can mimic flamingo behavior while learning about the importance of this bird’s unique behavioral adaptations.

Boylei Box

Fiesta Gardens

Located off the Calypso Trail, Fiesta Gardens is an outdoor multi-use space used for educational programming, special events and private rentals.

The Zoo’s $4 million entry exhibit was made possible entirely by private funding, including a generous contribution by StonehamBank.