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 10 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.

Group Reservation Request Form

Questions? Email our Group Reservations Manager or call 617-541-LION.

Massachusetts School Groups

Our Zoos are free to Massachusetts school groups, grades K-12, Monday through Friday during the regular school year. Kindergarten classes are allowed one free adult chaperone for every five students, while grades 1-12 are allowed one free adult per every 10 students. Special needs classes are allowed one free adult chaperone for every student. Standard adult group rates apply for additional adults.

Book early, as some days fill up quickly!

Contact our Education Department for information on educational programming and tours available during your visit. 

School Group Reservation Form

Questions? Email our Group Reservations Manager 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.  


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? 

Download Application

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.