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February School Vacation Week FPZ

Franklin Park Zoo

February 20 - 23, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Franklin Park Zoo is your ticket to a wild time during February school vacation week! Connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring all the Zoo has to offer.

Buy General Admission Tickets

Included with general Zoo admission. No additional purchase or reservation is required for Zoo members

Activities take place in the always balmy Tropical Forest, where you’ll learn about the amazing adaptations of animals during the cold winter months. We'll have fun orchid-themed activities, an education station and more to discover. Throughout the week, we'll have daily keeper chats, were you can ask questions and learn from the animal care team.

Orchid Adventure

Don’t miss this botanical extravaganza highlighting the diversity and splendor of exotic orchids. Set among the backdrop of the balmy Tropical Forest, Orchid Adventure celebrates orchids that share native habitats with the animals that reside in this space.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11:00 a.m.:
    • Lion Keeper Chat
    • Mystery Animal Educator Chat (Feb. 20 - 22 only) Location: Tropical Forest's Hippo Theater
  • 11:30 a.m., Location: Tropical Forest's Hippo Theater
    • Big Joe the Storyteller (Feb. 20 - 22 only) 
    • Mystery Animal Educator Chat (Feb 23 only) 
  • 12:00 p.m.: Bird's World Keeper Chat
  • 12:30 p.m. (Feb. 20 - 22 only): Big Joe the Storyteller, Location: Tropical Forest's Hippo Theater
  • 1:30 p.m.:
    • Hippo Educator Chat
    • Big Joe the Storyteller (Feb. 20 - 22 only) Location: Tropical Forest's Hippo Theater 
  • 2:00 p.m.: Gorilla Forage Feed & Keeper Chat
  • 3:00 p.m.: Franklin Farm Keeper Chat