Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, Massachusetts

1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, Massachusetts 02121

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Address: 1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, Massachusetts 02121

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Phone: 617-541-5466
Hours: Apr-Sep: Mon-Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat-Sun & Holidays 10 am - 6 pm. Oct-Mar: Mon-Sun 10 am - 4 pm. More Info
Price: Adults (13-61): $16; Children (2-12): $10; Children under 2: Free; Seniors (62+): $13 More Info

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    • Big kids (6-8)
    • Tweens (9-12)
  • Visited: September 2013
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
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    Big Kids (6-8) and Tweens (9-12)

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Submitted by: Lynn J.

5 STARS for animal interaction!  It's just a glass wall between you and gorrillas, tigers, and a lion!  NOTE: It's the ONLY ZOO in the North East that has gorillas...and a baby born 11/2011...*smile*. 3...

Submitted by: Elizabeth K.

Cute zoo. Very Clean. Beautiful animals. (At the time lots of new baby animals as well) I would give the zoo 2.5 stars if I could and the only reason I would knock it down is because the workers there look like they hate their job. Smile, be friendly, tell me about the animals. That is what is really holding t...

Submitted by: Kim P.

After visiting yesterday for the first time ever (and that's with being in Boston for upwards of a decade), I've decided to support my local zoo and become a member. I admire this zoo for what it provides: interesting exhibits, some of the usual animals (giraffes, lions, tigers), and the fact that kids who read about animals can see them up close(ish for some). I visited with my nephew and my sister, who had a great time. That's the way to visit: with kids, and then you realize that despite being under-resourced, a place such as this matters and needs public support. It was amazingly hot and when we were walking through the parking lot I was worried it would be crowded, but the zoo is so big that I never fel...

Submitted by: Steve S.

Went here with my girlfriend this weekend and we actually had a pretty enjoyable time. I hadn't been to a zoo since i was in elementary school, so it's good to see different animals from around the world. For a decent sized zoo in Boston, it wasn't too bad. They had a pretty wide selection of animals (and bugs) but it was hard to see some of the animals. The male lion was sleeping/sunbathing on its pride rock, and the female lion was nowhere to be found. The two tigers were barely visible as they were lying down in the grass. But gorillas area was actually pretty cool. They walk around and get pretty close to you (you're behind a window), and you even get to see a little baby gorilla hanging onto the back of...

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