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.


Shopping and Dining


Giftshop Box



Peacock Place Gift Shop, located across from the river otter exhibit, offers unique gifts and souvenirs for animal lovers of all ages.

April 1 through September 30: weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., weekends, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October 1 through December 3: daily, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
January 1 through March 31: daily, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
During our ZooLights event: daily, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Picnic Box



The Safari Grill offers a selection of wraps, sandwiches, burgers, fries, pizza and many other kid-friendly foods.

April 1 through September 30, weekdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., weekends: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October 1 through March 31: closed for the season, with the exception of our ZooLights event, during which the grill is open daily, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Peacock Place Gift Shop sells snacks and beverages year-round.

Picnic Areas
There are plenty of outdoor picnic tables where you can bring your own food to the Zoo and eat.