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  • 1 Franklin Park Rd

    Boston, MA 02121-3255

  • Phone: 617-541-5466

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    Apr - Sep 


    Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

    Sat-Sun 10am-6pm Oct - Mar 


    Daily 10am-4pm

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Part of the Emerald Necklace, famous for the loop of green space that circles the city, is the Franklin Park Zoo. You can spend the day roaming the grounds of the zoo and checking out the many species housed within. Kids will love the open space, and modern playground, as much as they'll enjoy seeing what lives in the cages on site. One of the best Zoos around, the Franklin Park Zoo is worth seeing. Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acres packed with wildlife that has been in Boston's historic Franklin Park for one hundred years! Along with their usual animal exhibits, the Zoo often holds special events, celebrations, and wildlife exhibits.




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Jessica Polizzotti

Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"The Franklin Park Zoo is a great place to visit, but it is THE attraction within its neighborhood., Before and after Zoo plans should take place elsewhere."

Best for Sightseeing Because: The Franklin Park Zoo is one of the best in the area and offers a full day of family fun.