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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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  • Orchid Box

    Orchid Adventure

    Franklin Park Zoo
    February 2 - March 10, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Explore the breathtaking world of orchids amidst the wild wonders of the Zoo.

  • Anteater1 Box

    World Wildlife Day

    Franklin Park Zoo
    March 3, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Get wild with us on World Wildlife Day, and learn how you can help protect wildlife.

  • Lionfeature

    A Roaring Birthday Celebration

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

    African lion Dinari is turning 15, and you're invited to attend the mane event!

  • Big Joe the Storyteller

    Franklin Park Zoo
    April 15, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Join Big Joe and his puppet friends on a storytime adventure.

  • Bear Girl Box

    Spring into April school vacation week at Stone Zoo!

    Stone Zoo
    April 15 - 19, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Celebrate spring with zookeeper chats, hands-on activities, and more!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.