Franklin Park Zoo

2nd Annual Ladies' Tea, May 15

How sweet it is to be a healthy woman! Come wearing your finest hats to the 2nd Annual Ladies Tea - an occasion to celebrate women and girls while promoting and encouraging healthy living. Enjoy savory treats, delicious teas, door prizes, and great music. Tickets available at A Nubian Notion, 146 Dudley St, Roxbury, MA and are $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for children age 10 and above. Ladies Tea will take place on Sunday, May 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the William E. Devine Clubhouse at the Franklin Park Golf Course, One Circuit Drive, Dorchester. Contact Shayla Simmons at or call 617-304-5968 (or 857-284-3284) for more information.

UCMS Urban Safari & BBQ Bash, Jun. 22

The fourth annual Urban Safari will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Franklin Park Zoo’s Barnyard! The annual Upham's Corner Main Street fundraiser Urban Safari is a celebration of the Upham’s Corner community and supporting its business district revitalization. This fun-filled event is more than just a night at the zoo; the evening’s adventure includes music, food and drink, games and prizes, and a silent auction! It began in 2007, as way to underwrite management and execution of the UCMS goals to support small businesses in order to create a more thriving Upham’s Corner community. Click here to buy tickets. >> Read More

Earth Day at Franklin Park Zoo, Apr. 16

Franklin Park ZooCelebrate Earth Day at Franklin Park Zoo on April 16! Learn more about the incredible animals that call the Zoo home as well as ways everyone can contribute to a healthy planet. Special activities and opportunities will run between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This event is in partnership with Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. Codman Square Health Center is a featured exhibitor. Read about the day's activities after the break, or visit! >> Read More

Franklin Park Zoo


(617) 541-LION

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Summer Hours (April 1 - Sept. 30) Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends & Holidays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Winter Hours (Oct. 1 - March 31) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)


Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research and education.


Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Rd
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To learn about education programs, special events, conservation initiatives or volunteer opportunities, please visit

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