Important: In preparation for our annual Run Wild event, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. General admission tickets will be sold through 3:30 p.m.

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Event Enhancements

Provide your guests with an unforgettable experience by including special event enhancements only a Zoo can provide!

Animal Encounters

Get up-close and personal with some of our animals! Animals including a turtle, snake, macaw and many others may attend your event as a special guest!
Please note: Not every animal is available at each location. Animal availability is also subject to change due to the weather and animals’ needs.

Train and Carousel, Franklin Park Zoo

You and your guests can have exclusive access aboard our red train and experience Franklin Park Zoo while you’re on the move. It’s a great way to take in our wild and beautiful landscape. Or, hop the whimsical animals of our classic carousel, a joy for the young and the young at heart!

Rental Supplies

Additional tables, chairs, tents, specialty linens and other items can be rented for an additional fee.