Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 23, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.

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Field Trips

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 ten students. Special needs classes are allowed one free adult chaperone for every student. Standard adult group rates apply for additional adults. 

Guided educational tours and classroom programs at the Zoos are also available for a fee.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of your arrival date.
Book early, as some days fill up quickly! Visit our Group Reservations page to make a reservation.

Contact us for more information on available programs and tours.