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Take a look at our upcoming special events below, or visit our daily calendar to see what's happening on the day of your visit!

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  • 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.

  • Sloths Box

    Sloth Birthday Celebration

    Stone Zoo
    June 8, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Join us for twice the fun at Stone Zoo as we celebrate Lunesta's 20th and Siesta's 5th birthdays.

  • Bonsai Box

    Bonsai Show

    Franklin Park Zoo
    June 14 - 16, Regular Zoo Hours

    We're partnering with New England Bonsai Gardens to display a variety of conifer, temperate deciduous and tropical bonsai trees.

  • Giraffe Sloth Split

    Celebrate Father's Day at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo
    June 16, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Celebrate your father (and all of ours!) with FREE ADMISSION for all dads on Father's Day.

  • Awa Logo

    A Wild Affair

    Stone Zoo
    June 22, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Join us for an evening of delicious food, drinks and entertainment, all in support of Stone Zoo.

  • Brew Logo Box

    Brew at the Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo
    July 13, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Our annual beer-tasting event takes you on a journey through the animal kingdom.

  • Bostonlights Logo Box (1)

    Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

    Franklin Park Zoo
    August 2 - November 3 (Closed August 24)

    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.