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World Wildlife Day

Franklin Park Zoo

March 3, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Conservation is at the heart of everything we do, so it’s only fitting that World Wildlife Day gets a wild celebration!

Buy General Admission Tickets

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

World Wildlife Day aims to raise awareness of the incredible biodiversity of our planet, and here at Franklin Park Zoo, we’re focusing on our commitment to conservation.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00 a.m.: 2:00 p.m. – Education and Conservation Stations, Tropical Forest  
  • 10:00 a.m.: Bird's World Keeper Chat
  • 10:30 a.m.: Mystery Animal Encounter, Hippo Theater in Tropical Forest
  • 11:00 a.m.: Lion Keeper Chat  
  • 12:30 p.m.: Hippo Keeper Chat  
  • 1:00 p.m.: Prairie Dog Keeper Chat
  • 2:00 p.m.: Gorilla Forage Feed   
  • 2:30 p.m.: Mystery Animal Encounter, Hippo Theater in Tropical Forest
  • 3:00 p.m.: Franklin Farm Keeper Chat

Committed to Conservation

Now more than ever, zoos are critically important in saving wildlife from extinction, with crucial work happening at the Zoo and in the field. Zoo New England’s commitment to wildlife includes turtle conservation, biodiversity assessments in Madagascar, and a cell phone recycling initiative where you can donate old electrics to help save gorilla habitats. Whether you’re looking to get involved on a local or global scale, you can read more about the Zoo’s work and how you can help.

Event Sponsorship
Is your company interested in sponsoring this event? Zoo New England has many different types of packages that will fit your company’s goals. Please contact Kevin Milhomme at or 617-989-2692 for more information.