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February School Vacation Week

Looking to go a little wild during school vacation? Join us for February school vacation week at Zoo New England! Our Zoos offer the perfect opportunity to learn about amazing animals while having a blast!

Each day is its own unique session, so you can join us for one day, or all three! Each day will focus on a different theme, and children will get the opportunity to see animals up-close while learning all about them! These sessions are offered to participants ages 7-10. Taught by Zoo educators, classes include hands-on activities, discussion, animal encounters and behind-the-scenes experiences. Each program includes progressive program topics focused on teaching students about animals and their interactions within their ecosystems.

Stone Zoo: SOLD OUT- Waitlist Only


Register: Franklin Park Zoo

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Members: $80 | Non-members: $90

Program Descriptions:

Tuesday (2/20): Animal Behavior
Join us to explore the diverse ways animals communicate, adapt and interact within their environments. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the intriguing behaviors exhibited by creatures big and small.

Wednesday (2/21): Animal Health
Embark on a journey into the scientific world of animal health with our class designed for curious kiddos. In today’s class we'll become veterinary investigators and get a deeper understanding of how animals stay healthy!

Thursday (2/22): Animal Engineers
In today’s class, participants will delve into the ingenious ways animals design and build their homes, nests and habitats. Through lessons, games and activities, participants will discover the remarkable engineering skills displayed by creatures big and small.

Ages & Capacity:
Ages 7-10
Up to 15 participants per day

Extended Care:
Morning care: Drop off between 8:00-8:15am
After care: 3:00-4:00 pm. Call upon arrival to pick up
Cost: $18 for morning care, $18 for after care

Leaders in Training (Stone Zoo)

We’re looking for program participants ages 12-14 who would like to join us to provide some hands-on support for our 7-10 year old participants. Your role is to sit with them, help them with crafts & activities, and begin to learn what it may be like to work with younger children.

All information regarding price, time of program, and extended care are the same for our LITs as well.

Ages 12-14

2 per day

Safety Information & Cancellation Policy

Classes will be limited to 15 participants. These classes will be held indoors, with certain activities and zoo walks held outdoors. Mask wearing during our program for all participants and staff will be optional. Due to new COVID-19 regulations, we are not able to offer opportunities to touch any of our ambassador animals we will be meeting. Please note, parent/guardian and unregistered friend/sibling attendance is not permitted.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations may be made more than two weeks prior to the program and will receive a 75% refund.
  • Cancellations made with two weeks or less notice prior to the program will receive a 25% refund.
  • A transfer to a similar program may be possible if requested at least 48 hours in advance. A small fee will be charged for any change in your registration.
  • No refunds will be given to no-shows