Franklin Park Zoo
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Franklin Park Zoo

A $19.95 value - Included with your Go Boston Card!

Share a moment with Kiki and her five-month-old baby Kambiri in the world's most innovative indoor gorilla exhibit at the Franklin Park Zoo. Say hello to a herd of giraffe in the "Savannah." Spot a white-bearded wildebeest on the "Serengeti Crossing."

Franklin Park Zoo (part of Zoo New England) is a 72-acre site nestled within Boston's historic Franklin Park. Here, guests can visit the most innovative and intimate indoor gorilla exhibit in the world! Visitors to the Tropical Forest can stand face-to-face with the Zoo's seven western lowland gorillas at one of five glass viewing stations at a state-of-the-art indoor exhibit. This is a truly unforgettable experience!

Be sure to also visit the African lions in the Kalahari Kingdom, the Tiger Tales exhibit, the Masai giraffe and Grevy's zebra on the Giraffe Savannah, and the many other remarkable species that call Franklin Park Zoo home.

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Please present your Go Boston Card to any ticket taker. They will validate it, return your card, and let you in.


Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Phone: (617) 541-5466


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Small Zoo, Big Promise
By Hot Rod Rider from Staten Island, NY on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Franklin Park Zoo:

It's a medium-size zoo, not nearly the likes of the Bronx or Philly Zoos. But it's got big promise. The gorilla habitat is fantastic and they even have more exotic creatures like giraffes and lions. It's kind if a trek to get out there by public transport and by cab it's pretty pricey ($35 from Downtown Boston), but due to it's smaller scale, you can easily complete it in a few hours and still have time to get back to Boston for more exploring. Seems like they do a great job with the resources they have available.

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April 1–September 30:
Monday–Friday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
October 1–March 31:
Daily, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Public Transportation

Take the T: Orange Line to Forest Hills stop, then take the #16 bus to the zoo. Red Line to Andrew stop, then take the #16 bus to the zoo.


1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121

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1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121

Phone: (617) 541-5466


Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$19.95 $12.95