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Take a look at our upcoming special events below, or visit our daily calendar to see what's happening on the day of your visit!

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  • Party For Planet Logo

    Party for the Planet

    Franklin Park Zoo
    April 21, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    At our Earth Day celebration, learn about the importance of conservation and how you can help protect our planet!

  • Berklee Music Lion Box

    Music through the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    April 21, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Our animals will enjoy musical interludes as a form of enrichment courtesy of the Berklee College of Music.

  • Princessday Logo Box (1)

    Princess Day

    Stone Zoo
    April 27, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Dress in your fairytale best to meet your favorite princesses and explore the animal kingdom.

  • Camels Box

    Happy Birthday, Alexander Camelton

    Franklin Park Zoo
    May 4, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Alexander Camelton is turning 9, and you'll want to be in the Zoo where it happens!

  • Autism Family Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    April 27, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    We've teamed up with Bailey’s Team for Autism to offer free entry to individuals on the autism spectrum on April 27. Pre-Registration required by April 20.

  • Slothmombaby Box

    Rachel Galvez

    Celebrate Mother's Day at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo
    May 12, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Help us celebrate your mom (and all of ours!) with FREE ADMISSION for all moms on Mother's Day!

  • Alesandtails Box

    Ales & Tails

    Stone Zoo
    May 18, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Sample locally crafted beer while you explore the world of wildlife.

  • Zootopia Box (2)


    Franklin Park Zoo
    June 1, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

    Mark your calendar for our annual fundraising gala and an inspiring evening in celebration of the natural world.

  • Awa Logo

    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    June 22, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Join us for an evening of delicious food, drinks and entertainment, all in support of Stone Zoo.

  • Bostonlights Logo Box (1)

    Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

    Franklin Park Zoo
    August 2 - November 3, 2024

    Boston Lights is back again, illuminating Franklin Park Zoo’s 72-acres with a stunning array of all-new lanterns and lights!

  • Greatbeyond Travel Box.

    Great Beyond Adventures

    Join Zoo New England and Great Beyond Adventures on the trip of a lifetime to the Arctic or Galapagos Islands.