Celebrate Earth Day at Stone Zoo

Things to do for families north of Boston

Snow leopards, Mexican gray wolves, North American river otters and black bears are just a few of the incredible animals that call the Zoo home. In celebration of Earth Day, learn about the zoo’s conservation initiatives and meet an animal up close at the Education Station located across from the flamingo exhibit. Don’t miss the zookeeper encounter at the black bear exhibit at 2 p.m.!

April 22, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stone Zoo School Vacation Week

Zoo New England Vacation Week

 Do you know that snow leopards, black bears, North American river otters, and Mexican gray wolves are just a few of the amazing animals that call Stone Zoo home? During April school vacation week, you’re invited to visit the zoo to learn more about these incredible animals. Throughout the week, there will be special zookeeper encounters at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. where guests can learn more about some of these zoo residents and ask questions directly to the staff that cares for them!

April 17 - 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo events for NorthShore Children

Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Throughout the day, guests will learn about the importance of enrichment, as they watch as many of the animals receive pumpkins, generously donated by Whole Foods Market Jamaica Plain, as enrichment items.

Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Something Snappy is Returning to Stone Zoo!

Zoo New England. Stone Zoo events

This Memorial Day weekend, Stone Zoo will welcome back a few scaly faces with big toothy grins as the American alligator exhibit opens for the season.

The American alligator exhibit will feature three alligators, which range in size from 7 to 8 feet in length. This exhibit space offers visitors a chance to view these incredible creatures and observe them as they move throughout their pool and bask in the sun.

Exhibit opening May 27, 2016

Celebrate Azize’s first birthday!

Azize’s Birthday Party

You only turn one once! Azize, the youngest of Franklin Park Zoo’s gorilla troop, will turn one in May and you're invited to the party. Watch as Azize and the rest of the gorillas enjoy special enrichment treats, and learn all about the animals during zookeeper encounters and more! Guests will also have the opportunity to sign a giant birthday card for Azize and enjoy a slice of cake from Montilio’s Baking Company, available for the first 200 people.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The gorillas will go on exhibit at 10:15 a.m.

Stone Zoo’s 10th Annual A Wild Affair

Stone Zoo’s 10th Annual A Wild Affair to benefit northshore children & families

A Wild Affair is a 21+ “tasting” event that will feature stations hosted by Greater Boston’s best restaurants and caterers as well as live entertainment by Andrew Geano, a silent auction, and an opportunity to stroll among the animals.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
*Please note that Stone Zoo will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, in preparation for the event.
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