Franklin Park Zoo

Discover incredible wildlife at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo!

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Franklin Park Zoo

What you'll do

Visit Franklin Park Zoo with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • General admission to Franklin Park Zoo included.
  • Themed exhibits featuring lions, tigers, and gorillas to explore.
  • Enjoy daily zookeeper encounters where you can learn more about the animals.
  • Visit plenty of other Boston attractions with your pass.

The spacious 72-acre site is full of themed, innovative exhibits that let you get close to the animals and experience their natural surroundings.

If you're looking for a fun-filled day in Boston, make sure the Franklin Park Zoo is on your itinerary! This place is like a globe-trotting safari situated in the heart of the city. You'll come face to face with amazing creatures from different continents, making for a thrilling day at the zoo in Boston.

Arriving at the Franklin Zoo, Boston's gem, is like stepping into a wild wonderland. Families, kids, even curious adults, there's something interesting for everyone. Get ready to take unforgettable pictures, learn about cool animal facts, and have an all-around fantastic day. No doubt, the Franklin Park Zoo Boston adventure will be the highlight of your trip! To learn more about what to see in Boston, check out our blog for great options.

Say hello to the giraffes of the Savannah, spot a white-bearded wildebeest on the Serengeti Crossing, and observe western lowland gorillas in the Tropical Forest. You'll also find exhibits dedicated to birds, butterflies and farmyard animals to explore.

Don't miss the daily feedings, talks and hands-on encounters – grab a schedule on your way in to plan your visit.

Franklin Park Zoo highlights

Serengeti Crossing – this spacious four-acre exhibit is home to ostriches, zebras, and wildebeest. You'll see them grazing and lounging as they do in their natural environment.

The Tropical Forest – come face-to-face with gorillas, bats, vultures, ring-tailed lemurs, pygmy hippos, and more. This three-acre exhibit mimics the animals' natural environment with streams, moats, and rock structures.

Butterfly Landing – a seasonal exhibit containing hundreds of fluttering, colorful butterflies in a tranquil setting.

Outback Trail – meet the best of Australasia's iconic animals. At this exhibit, you'll see kangaroos, cockatoos, emus, and brown kiwis. Open seasonally, Aussie Aviary is a walk-through aviary where guests have the opportunity to feed colorful budgies, also known as grass parakeets.

Children’s Zoo – young ones can explore a walk-through aviary with a duck pond, see prairie dogs, and marvel at cute red pandas.

Bird’s World – an Asian-themed bird exhibit with dozens of species in four different habitats – swamp, rainforest, desert, and wetlands. See kea, Andean condors, and more.

Kalahari Kingdom / Tiger Tales – get close to the King of the Jungle, a magnificent tiger, and red river hogs. This African-themed exhibit features a 'crashed' Land Rover and a surrounding moat.

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes Franklin Park Zoo tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Boston attractions for one money-saving price.

Experience Franklin Park Zoo and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in
Simply show your pass at the Franklin Park Zoo admission counter and you're in – there's no need to purchase individual tickets at any of the Boston attractions included on your pass. 

Please note:

Passes are not valid for separately-ticketed after-hours events.

Tickets are subject to availability due to limited capacity. 

For more information, visit the Franklin Park Zoo website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

April – July
Weekdays: 9AM – 5PM
Weekends & holidays: 9AM – 6PM

November – March
Daily: 9AM – 4PM


Closings & holidays

August 24, 2024
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Please note: all holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Franklin Park Zoo

(617) 541-5466

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Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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