One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA, 02121
Learn about nature while having a the time of your life at this Boston zoo
At the Franklin Park Zoo, 72 acres in the “crown jewel” of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace park system, visitors can learn about the natural world and its immense variety of inhabitants while having a great time. Creatures featured range from the delicate butterflies of Butterfly Hollow to colorful budgies in the Aussie Aviary (you can feed them from seed sticks), African lions in the Kalahari Kingdom, zebras and wildebeests at Serengeti Crossing, gorillas and hippos in the Tropical Forest and kangaroos along the Outback Trail. Zookeeper chats and behind-the-scenes tours and other programs are educational and fascinating, as are strolls through the zoo’s organic garden, where food is sustainably grown for zoo inhabitants, and a visit to the Franklin Farm’s petting zoo.