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Orchid Adventure

Orchid Adventure

Franklin Park Zoo

February 2 - March 10, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explore the breathtaking world of orchids amidst the wild wonders of the Zoo.

Buy General Admission Tickets

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

This botanical extravaganza, featuring hundreds of orchids, showcases the diversity and splendor of these exquisite flowers. From rare species to exotic hybrids, Orchid Adventure promises an immersive experience that combines the enchantment of the animal kingdom with the delicate beauty of 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. Orchids from tropical America will be featured amongst Baird’s tapirs, an ocelot, and giant anteater. Select plants from West Africa and Madagascar will highlight conservation stories where habitats overlap with western lowland gorillas, pygmy hippos, and ring-tailed lemurs.

Orchid Adventure is a celebration of biodiversity, conservation, and the wonder of the natural world. Don't miss your chance to be part of this blooming spectacular!

Plant Sale, Potting and Orchid-gami
Sat., March 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Nature's Neighborhoods Meeting Barn (Map)

Bring a piece of the tropics home with you this winter! Explore a wide selection of orchids, from the vibrant Phalaenopsis, to the delicate Cattleya. Pot a baby orchid at one of the free make-and-take stations, or craft a beautiful orchid-gami creation. Zoo horticulturists and members of Massachusetts Orchid Society will be on hand to answer questions and guide visitors in making their own orchid baskets.


  • $15 orchid kits / misc plants
  • $20 misc orchids
  • $24 misc orchids
  • $30 misc orchids


  • Miltonia
  • Oncidium
  • Zygopetalum
  • Cattleyas
  • Paphiopedilums
  • Phragmipedium
  • Phalaenopsis

Please note: Plants being offered for sale were featured in our recent orchid show and are beyond the blooming period.