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1 Franklin Park Rd Boston, MA 02121
1 Franklin Park RoadUSMassachusettsBoston02121
(617) 541-5466franklinparkzoo.org
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Wednesday 10AM–4PMThursday 10AM–4PMFriday 10AM–4PMSaturday 10AM–4PMSunday 10AM–4PMMonday 10AM–4PMTuesday 10AM–4PM
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
"By far, my favorite part about the zoo is the gorillas."
"Do go to the butterfly house next to the camel ride."
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Beryl Reid
2 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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Shannon Childs
7 months ago
The gorillas were really neat to see, especially the mamma and baby! Closeup view. Many of the other animals were father away and difficult for a young child to see. Just don't go on a day when there is multiple field trips, crazy!! I couldn't figure out where the animals were because I was surrounded by soo many children everywhere. Huge playground, would have been really cool if it wasn't packed. No elephants unfortunately.
R Leising
2 months ago
Incredibly spaced out and feels more like a park in some parts between animal habitats. It does have red pandas the hypest animal of all time.
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Lauren Tyler
a year ago
I had briefly looked at the overall rating on google before bringing my children here. I regularly take my children (2yr, 1yr) to zoos and aquariums while traveling and this has to be the worst zoo we have been to yet. The price was reasonable, and I'm not sure why other reviewers are so pumped that the parking is free. It is a terrible arrangement for parking. Far from the actual zoo, tiny dirt lots, fast traffic to cross and when we returned to our car, another zoo-goer's window had been smashed out. We visited on a sunny, 70* day in April and there were no animals. Understandably, there is variation on which animals are out for health, maintenance, etc, but as we traversed the expansive park, +50% of the exhibits seemed to be closed or empty. The petting zoo was also closed. Our experience at the concessions was less than desirable with a soggy wrap and a lack of shaded seating. The overall layout of the zoo was not the most effective use of the acreage and lead to a lot of walking on a main drag that didn't offer much to look at other than pasture. The indoor exhibit had narrow walkways which made for nearly impassable traffic with buggies and onlookers. The first 4' of the windows were filthy and my son couldn't even see through them! I was shocked. The majority of the children here seemed to be amusing themselves on carousels and jungle gyms or feeding ducks, which I hate to point out, but you can do this for free on almost any corner in Boston. I was incredibly disappointed in our experience here and will not be returning. A world class city deserves a world class zoo and I hope that they make an attempt at fixing this.
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Mendel Hornbacher
4 months ago
Nice Zoo. Has alot of wasted space. Also, they need to bring the train ride back. If you have the time. Do go to the butterfly house next to the camel ride. You will not regret it.
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Charles Lambert
2 months ago
Nice walk. Clean and organized. Some issues in the entrance with the tickets but overall a good experience.
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Chris Sorel
2 months ago
Great zoo. Could use some updating but there is plenty to see and do and the playground in the middle of the park is huge.
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Lynn Julian
a year ago
There is only a clear glass wall between you and gorrillas, tigers, and a lion! Franklin Park Zoo is the ONLY ZOO in the North East that has gorillas... and a baby gorilla born 11/2011 too. There are no daily "shows" for visitors to learn more about the animals, but their are "zookeeper" encounter times daily posted on flyers. Visit their website for zoo party events during almost every holiday. Animals are often given interactive toys and treats with which to play. Brookline Community College also offers adult education classes including "behind the scenes" experiences with trainers...and animals. Without exception, each event I've attended at Franklin Park Zoo has been 5 STARS all the way...the staff, the food and the fun. I highly recommend "Brew at the Zoo," feeding Beau the Giraffe and Breakfast with the Zookeeper! THE DEAL: Visit the zoo during the Winter for a private zoo experience. Most in Boston won't brave the cold just to visit the animals. They get a little lonely and more interactive, especially the GORILLAS, which are part of the Rain Forest exhibit...LOCATED INDOORS!
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