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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.

Full Details: Tickets, Sponsorships & Auction

Zootopia is back at Franklin Park Zoo for an inspiring evening in celebration of the natural world! We invite you to join us with special animal guests for a delicious plated dinner, wild cocktails, and exciting auctions to benefit your Zoos. Matt Noyes, NBC10 Boston Chief Meteorologist, and Latoyia Edwards, NBC10 Boston Morning Anchor, will be returning as our hosts for the evening.

Proceeds from Zootopia directly benefit Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo and help further our mission to inspire and educate the next generation of conservation stewards and leaders.

Submit your nominations for the Young Conservationist Award

Do you know an outstanding youth who is an advocate for wildlife and conservation? Nominate them for the Young Conservationist Award!

Submit a Nomination

As part of the Zootopia celebration, we're excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Young Conservationist Award.

The nominated youth should be enrolled in grades 3 through 12, have demonstrated a positive commitment to conservation at large and/or Zoo New England’s mission, and have engaged in some outstanding action to support this. 

The award, which includes a $2,500 scholarship, will be presented at the Zootopia gala to further the recipient's project, conservation work and education. The winner and two adults will receive complimentary tickets to Zootopia to participate in the awards ceremony.

Nominations for the Young Conservationist Award are being accepted through Monday, April 29, 2024 at 5pm. Please email questions to