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1 Franklin Park Rd Boston, MA 02121
1 Franklin Park RoadUSMassachusettsBoston02121
(617) 541-5466franklinparkzoo.org
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Nestled within Boston’s historic Franklin Park, the 72-acre Franklin Park Zoo is open year-round. Visitors to the signature Tropical Forest can stand face-to-face with the Zoo’s nine western lowland gorillas, at one of five glass viewing stations, in the state-of-the-art indoor exhibit. Be sure to visit the African lions, tigers, giraffes, zebras and many other amazing animals from around the world that call the Zoo home.
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This park, part of the Emerald Necklace of green spaces, includes a zoo, golf course & arboretum.- Google
"THE DEAL: Visit the zoo during the Winter for a private zoo experience."
"The new playground is huge and state of the art as far as playgrounds go."
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Jeffrey Moon
a week ago
We have a Zoo New England membership, which gets us into this zoo and the Stone Zoo and pays for itself after a couple of visits. While my kids like both, they seem to enjoy this one a little more, and that's probably because there is more to see in terms of wildlife. Plus, they have a place to feed the birds and to see butterflies during the warmer New England months. There is also a giant playground where the kids can use up any extra energy they don't expend while walking around the park to look at the wide assortment of animals. The biggest challenge may be getting here; once you exit 93, it's another 15-20 minutes of stop-and-go traffic through Dorchester, even though you only go a few miles. That said, it is worth the trip and I highly recommend purchasing a family membership because (a) it's more than worth the cost and (b) you're supporting the care of these beautiful animals.
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Reginald Velez
3 weeks ago
We went in the evening and used the GPS on my phone to find the right walking path to the zoo as there's no signs for it.The darkness along, along with all the old cages as well as the fact that we heard a mountain lion has been spotted in Griffith park added some scary,creepiness to our trip.But there never was a point where we felt unsafe. There were also others exploring there as well. We spent a good 2 hours looking at everything.We even went into some of the cages.The views of the city from up there is beautiful! Worth taking the trip.
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Eric Salcedo
3 weeks ago
I won't be going back. The place looks run down. The animals are real sad, I felt bad for them. Not worth visiting.
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Richard McCarthy
3 weeks ago
Amazingly dirty place for a photo shoot!! there is an abandoned house, stairs, trees (obviously) and more for different types of pictures! Loved it
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Bruce Miller
in the last week
It's a nice zoo. Not huge, but plenty big for my kids aged 2 to 6. They have a really great playground, which was actually a distraction from the animals for my children. Everything seems clean and well run.
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Adam Solomon
3 months ago
Gem in the Emerald Necklace: get a membership It's a small zoo, not like the National Zoo in DC or the San Diego Zoo, but it's a lovely park laid out by Frederick Law Olmstead. Get the membership: it pays for itself on the second visit. Also good for admission at the nearby regional Stone Zoo and Roger Williams Zoo in RI. The lion exhibit and the zebra/giraffe enclosure are favorites of mine. The rainforest environment and the gorillas are also really neat. The tiger enclosure is too small for them. They always seem to be displaying stress behaviors (pacing back and forth). :-( The concessions are merely OK. More often I bring a picnic lunch. Parking is free and there's a bike rack at the entrance. There is a great playground for younger children to enjoy. Very relaxing low key zoo.
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Will will
a month ago
Is a small zoo. these animals looks healthy and happy and is mostly clean for them. I know these animals are taken good care from the zoo staff. There were this spot that was mostly empty and require a little walking distance to get to the another spot to see animal I think they should add more animal around this part.
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Beryl Reid
8 months ago
We took our five year old granddaughter here. She loved it. They have a farm exhibit area that lets kids see the egg to chicken process and get close and pet the animals. Just right for the younger kids. They also sprinkled nice play equipment in among the great animal exhibits. Worth a visit. Parking was surprisingly easy, as it is in a busy city area.

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