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Throughout the year, Zoo New England celebrates and engages with the community by hosting and sponsoring fantastic special events. And when you’re looking for educational programs and everyday happenings at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, we have those too!

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  • Zootopia Zebra Box


    Franklin Park Zoo
    June 10, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

    Join us for our annual black-tie gala benefitting Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.

  • Sloths Box

    Celebrate Father's Day at Zoo New England

    Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo
    June 18, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Celebrate your father (and all of ours!) with FREE ADMISSION for all dads on Father's Day.

  • Sloth Carrot Box

    Virtual Father's Day Brunch with the Sloths

    Virtual Event
    June 18, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

    Rise and dine alongside our sloth family this Father’s Day! Pre-registration required.

  • Awa Logo

    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    June 24, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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

  • Brew Logo Box

    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    July 15, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Our annual beer-tasting event takes you on a journey through the animal kingdom.

  • Bostonlights Logo Box (1)

    Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

    Franklin Park Zoo
    August 4 - October 29, 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.

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

  • Virtual Tours Box

    Animal Meet & Greet

    Various Dates, Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo

    Join us in person or virtually for an exclusive encounter with our amazing ambassador animals!

  • Wild Shoutout Box

    Wild Shoutouts

    Virtual Offering

    Looking for a unique way to send a message to your loved one? Whether it’s a holiday, birthday, anniversary, graduation, new job, proposal or just a pick-me-up, let our animals be your wingman!