Archive for March, 2010

Have You Seen the Barn Owl Chick at Franklin Park Zoo?

Be sure to visit the chick, who hatched February 18, in the Brooder Barn in Franklin Farm! Fun fact: Barn owls acquire adult-like plumage 10-12 weeks after hatching.


March 26, 2010 at 6:31 pm 1 comment

Pajama Party at Franklin Park Zoo – March 26, 2010

Don’t miss the upcoming Pajama Party at Franklin Park Zoo! Registrants for these family-friendly programs will receive special late entry to the Zoo, a night-time snack, special story time, a craft project, and an up-close encounter with one of our animals. The next Pajama Party will be held March 26 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Meeting Barn. Pre-registration is required. To learn more visit

March 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

Discover the Tropical Rainforest at Stone Zoo

As the weather begins to warm up, we’re going to think warm, tropical thoughts – about the rainforest! Discover the layers of the rainforest during a special Tropical Rainforest class for 5-7 years olds, and learn about some of the animals that live there. Classes will be held March 17 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. and March 20 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. $8 Members/$10 Non-Members. Pre-registration is required. To register call 617-989-3742.

This class will be held at Stone Zoo. To learn more about Stone Zoo visit

March 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm Leave a comment

Mark your calendar for Bunny Bonanzoo! This beloved Easter-themed event returns to Stone Zoo on April 3 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and will feature games, crafts and other fun surprises. Be sure to visit with the Easter Bunny who will be ready to smile for pictures!

March 12, 2010 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

Samuel and Balthazar at Franklin Park Zoo

The next time you are at the Zoo be sure to look for Poitou donkeys Samuel and Balthazar. The Poitou donkey, known as the Baudet du Poitou in French, is an extremely rare breed of donkey. The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy lists the Poitou as critical on its Conservation Priority List. Samuel and Balthazar can be seen in Franklin Farm – be sure to stop by!

March 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment

A Wild Affair 2010!

Tickets for the sixth annual A Wild Affair are on sale now! A Wild Affair is a “tasting” event that will feature stations hosted by local restaurants and caterers – as well as live entertainment, a silent auction, and an opportunity to stroll among the animals. Early bird tickets may be purchased online for $35 through March 31. After March 31, tickets will be $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Order your tickets today by visiting This is a 21+ event and proceeds benefit Stone Zoo.

March 10, 2010 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

April Spring Break Happenings at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos

Franklin Park Zoo

It’s not too early to think about Spring Break! For a wild adventure, sign your kids up for the April Spring Break program at Franklin Park Zoo, held April 20-23. This special week will feature animal encounters, arts and crafts, games, behind-the-scenes tours, and other fun, educational activities to keep your children engaged, even while school is out. This program is geared toward children ages 6-11. Pre-registration is required. To learn more visit

Stone Zoo

Think you can travel from the northern most parts of Canada down to Mexico, then over to the Himalayas and back home – all in four days? At Stone Zoo, this is exactly what you can do! Spend April Spring Break at the Zoo and discover a variety of diverse ecosystems and the animals that live there. Classes will be held April 20-23 and are geared toward children ages 5-10. Pre-registration is required. For a full schedule and pricing visit

March 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm Leave a comment

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