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Group Reservations

Calling all herds, gaggles and flocks – whatever type of group you're in, make a reservation and save!

General Groups

For groups of ten or more non-members, we offer an admission discount of 20% off the group's total admission price.

To receive a group discount, you must make a reservation at least two weeks prior to your arrival date.

Please note, payment is due upon arrival at the Zoo. We are unable to accept purchase orders or provide invoices for payment at a later date. Refunds for overpayments will not be issued and cannot be applied toward future trips. Any overpayment will be considered a donation to the Zoo.

Group Reservation Request Form


Questions? Email or call 617-541-LION.

Massachusetts School Groups

Our Zoos are free to Massachusetts students, grades K-12, Monday through Friday during the regular school year. Kindergarten classes are required to bring one adult chaperone for every five students, while grades 1-12 are required to bring one adult chaperone for every ten students. These required adults receive free admission. Standard adult group rates apply for additional adults. Any students with special needs are allowed a 1:1 adult for free.

Free trips are not available for camps, daycares, or after-school programs.

Please note, any payment due must be paid for upon arrival at the Zoo. We are unable to accept purchase orders or provide invoices for payment at a later date. Refunds for overpayments will not be issued and cannot be applied toward future trips. Any overpayment will be considered a donation to the Zoo.

Contact our Education Department for information on educational programming and tours available during your visit (additional fees apply). 

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of your arrival date.

School Group Reservation Form


Questions? Email or call 617-541-LION.

Organization Pass Membership

Organization Passes provide community-oriented nonprofits, agencies and establishments the opportunity to enjoy frequent Zoo visits at substantial savings of over 85 percent off regular ticket prices!

Excursion and Walkabout packages include multi-person admission passes to Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, and they’re good for a full year. Order as many of either option your group requires.  

Packages:

Excursion: $500
Free admission for a group of up to 20 people for 12 visits*
Walkabout: $400
Free admission for a group of up to six people for 20 visits*
*Children under age two are free

Ready to start saving? 

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Questions? Contact our Membership department at 617-989-2076 or email znemembership@zoonewengland.org.

Group Rules

To ensure your enjoyment of the Zoo, please observe the following rules:

  • One chaperone over the age of 19 is required for every 10 guests ages 18 or younger. There must be one chaperone for every five pre-school children. Chaperones must stay with their group at all times.
  • Groups must enter from the Zebra entrance. Payment must be made when entering, and all members of the group must enter together. Payment cannot be made in advance.
  • Once admitted, groups may not exit and re-enter.
  • The Zoo does not have public storage facilities, and no items may be left in the care of Zoo employees.
  • Groups in gift shop areas must have chaperone supervision.
  • Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.

For the safety and comfort of other visitors and Zoo animals, the following are not allowed:

  • Pets (except certified service animals)
  • Feeding of animals
  • Horseplay, running, screaming, radios
  • Bicycles, scooters, roller skates/blades
  • Balloons, Frisbees, balls, kites, water squirting devices
  • Alcohol, weapons 

Chaperones are responsible for the children in their care.
Any theft or destruction of property will result in prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.