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Franklin Park Zoo's shuttle will not be running this weekend. Service is now scheduled to start on June 2. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you aboard soon!


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Urban Boston Conservation Projects

Boston Area City Nature Challenge

Boston Area City Nature Challenge

The Boston City Nature Challenge is an international effort to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Join us!

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Franklin Park Biodiversity Project

We're monitoring native and invasive species to develop a better understanding of how they can coexist in an urban landscape and prevent further population declines. Community collaboration is encouraged!

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Turtles at the Arnold Arboretum

The Arboretum is an oasis in the city of Boston, not just for trees, but also many species of wildlife. We’ve partnered with the Arboretum to monitor and protect the turtles that live in their ponds.

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Dark Sky Initiative

ZNE is a member of the International Dark Sky Association, dedicated to advancing education and policy initiatives aimed at mitigating the harmful effects of outdoor lighting on wildlife and the environment.