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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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Group Reservations

Please Note:

  • Stone Zoo is fully booked for group reservations on 5/23 and 24 and nearly at capacity on 5/30 and 31.
  • Franklin Park Zoo is fully booked on 5/17, 5/24, 5/30, 5/31 and 6/6 and nearly at capacity on 5/16, 5/23, 5/29, 6/5 and 6/7.

Calling all herds, gaggles and flocks – whatever type of group you're in, make a reservation and save!

General Groups

For groups of ten or more non-members, we offer an admission discount.

Group reservations should be made as far in advance as possible. It can take up to two weeks to receive your confirmation. 

For pricing and full details, please contact our Admissions team.
Download informational packet.

Interested in adding an educational program? For more information about programs and prices, please contact our Education team

Payment is due upon arrival at the Zoo. We are unable to accept purchase orders or provide invoices for payment at a later date. Refunds for overpayments will not be issued and cannot be applied toward future trips. Any overpayment will be considered a donation to the Zoo.

Group Reservation Request Form


Questions? Email or call 617-541-LION.

Massachusetts School Groups

Our Zoos are free to Massachusetts students, grades K-12, Monday through Friday during the regular school year, September to June

Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible. It can take up to two weeks to receive your confirmation. 

For groups of ten or more non-members.

Kindergarten classes are required to bring one adult chaperone for every five students, while grades 1-12 are required to bring one adult chaperone for every ten students. These required adults receive free admission. Standard adult group rates apply for additional adults. Any student with special needs who requires 1:1 supervision is allowed a 1:1 adult for free.

Free trips are not available for camps, daycares, after-school programs, or during vacation periods or holidays. Please refer to the "General Groups" section above for discounted admission opportunities.

Payment due must be paid for upon arrival at the Zoo. We are unable to accept purchase orders or provide invoices for payment at a later date. Refunds for overpayments will not be issued and cannot be applied toward future trips. Any overpayment will be considered a donation to the Zoo.

For more information about field trips and pricing, please contact our Admissions team.
Informational Packet: Franklin Park Zoo | Stone Zoo

Interested in adding an educational program? For more information about programs and prices, please contact our Education team

Questions? Email or call 617-541-LION.

School Group Reservation Form

Gorillas on the Line Cell Phone Recycling Campaign

We’d love to work with your students on a cell phone collection drive to raise awareness and support for gorilla habitat! Recycling your old phone helps protect animals whose habitats are impacted by the mining of minerals used in small electronics. Students can design their own collection boxes, and we’ll work with you every step of the way. Bring your donation box on the day of your visit, and you may even get to meet a zookeeper who cares for our gorilla troop! Ready to save gorillas? Learn more or email us.

Boston Lights Group Reservation

Boston Lights illuminates Franklin Park Zoo’s 72-acres with a stunning array of all-new lanterns and lights! Book a glowing night out with your group and save! Purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $15 per person for groups of 20+ guests.

  • Tickets are required for children age two and older. Children under age two are free.
  • Payment is due two weeks in advance, and tickets will be mailed to you via USPS.
  • We are unable to accept purchase orders or provide invoices for payment at a later date.
  • Refunds for overpayments will not be issued and cannot be applied toward future trips.
  • Boston Lights is closed on August 24.
Make a Boston Lights Group Reservation

Organization Pass Membership

Organization Passes provide community-oriented nonprofits, agencies and establishments the opportunity to enjoy frequent Zoo visits at substantial savings of over 85 percent off regular ticket prices!

Excursion and Walkabout packages include multi-person admission passes to Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, and they’re good for a full year. Order as many of either option your group requires.  

Packages:

Excursion: $500
Free admission for a group of up to 20 people for 12 visits*
Walkabout: $400
Free admission for a group of up to six people for 20 visits*
*Children under age two are free

Ready to start saving? 

Download Application


Questions? Contact our Membership department at 617-989-2076 or email znemembership@zoonewengland.org.

Group Rules

To ensure your enjoyment of the Zoo, please observe the following rules:

  • One chaperone over the age of 19 is required for every 10 guests ages 18 or younger. There must be one chaperone for every five pre-school children. Chaperones must stay with their group at all times.
  • Groups must enter from the Zebra entrance. Payment must be made when entering, and all members of the group must enter together. Payment cannot be made in advance.
  • Once admitted, groups may not exit and re-enter.
  • The Zoo does not have public storage facilities, and no items may be left in the care of Zoo employees.
  • Groups in gift shop areas must have chaperone supervision.
  • Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.

For the safety and comfort of other visitors and Zoo animals, the following are not allowed:

  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Feeding of animals
  • Horseplay, running, screaming, radios
  • Bicycles, scooters, roller skates/blades
  • Balloons, Frisbees, balls, kites, water squirting devices
  • Alcohol, weapons 

Chaperones are responsible for the children in their care.
Any theft or destruction of property will result in prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.