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.


Here in New England

Zoo New England is committed to the preservation of the natural world, including what’s right in our own backyard. And it’s not hard to miss. With a rich natural diversity including lakes, rivers, forests, alpine mountains, the Atlantic coast, and a perpetual regeneration that four seasons bring, New England wildlife abounds.

Karner Blue Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

We're committed to protecting the future of the Karner blue butterfly in New Hampshire, one of the few remaining states where it survives.

Blanding's Turtle Project

Each fall, Stone Zoo hosts a group of Blanding’s turtle hatchlings, giving them a “head-start” on long-term survival.


About one-third of the world’s amphibian species is on the brink of extinction. It’s critical that we monitor the frog population, as these creatures play a key role in balancing our ecosystem.