Family Franklin Park Zoo

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park | July 12

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park is a beloved Franklin Park institution with concerts and performances throughout the summer.

When: Every Tuesday starting July 12, The children shows are at 11 a.m., July 12,19 and 26 and the family entertainment and performance Tuesdays are at 6 p.m.

7/12: Athene Wilson and Friends

7/19: E-Water Band

7/26: Chosen from Berklee

8/2: Dance Party with Nomadik and DJ R udy Dottin

8/9: Midnight Crew All Star REVUE

8/16: AJ Smooth Motown

Where: Franklin Park Playstead, Piermont Rd. Boston, MA 02119


For more details call 617-442-4141- or visit

Be a Veterinarian | January 25

Saturday, January 4 between 11am and 3pm, children of all ages are welcomee to enjoy activities during "Be a Veterinarian" this weeks theme "the importance of healthy diets".
Children will meet a zoo new england care expert & learn about caring for animals at the zoo. Also bring a stuffed animal togive them a checkup! , story time, facts, and more!
This event will be held at the:
                      Franklin Park Zoo  
                One Franklin Park Road

Visit with Santa inside Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest | December 14

Saturday, December 14, Come celebrate the holidays and meet Santa this December at Franklin Park Zoo! Children will want to make sure they visit with Jolly Old St. Nick, who will be available for photos the first three Saturdays in December from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. inside the always balmy Tropical Forest building, home to western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, a giant anteater and much more. There will be special story time with Santa @11:00 am. Guests can also warm up with free hot chocolate! Upon entering the Zoo, everyone will receive a hot chocolate voucher which can be redeemed at the Zoo’s Giddy-up Grill.
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