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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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  • Bostonlights Logo Child Box

    Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

    Franklin Park Zoo
    Through 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!

  • Guestgoat Box

    Farm Animal Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    October 1, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Head on down to the farm without leaving the city!

  • Gorilla Pablo Box

    Tropical Threes Birthday Party

    Franklin Park Zoo
    October 7, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    We're celebrating a slew of fall babies with a party you don’t want to miss!

  • Jaguar Box (1)


    Stone Zoo
    October 14, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Mark your calendar for a celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Booatthezoo 240X240

    Boo at the Zoo

    Stone Zoo
    October 21 & 22, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Trick-or-treat among the animals!

  • Zoohowl 240X240

    Zoo Howl

    Franklin Park Zoo
    October 28 & 29, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on our Trick-or-Treat Trail.

  • 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!

  • Zoolights Box (1)


    Stone Zoo
    Nov. 17 - Jan. 7, 4:00 - 9:30 p.m. (Closed Nov. 23 and Dec. 25)

    Our annual festival of lights promises to dazzle visitors of all ages this holiday season.

  • Zootopia Zebra Box


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

    Zootopia is our annual black-tie gala benefitting Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.