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Teddy Bear Check-up Day at Stone Zoo

Bring your favorite teddy bear for a day of cuddly fun on August 25! Stone Zoo staff will be on hand to give your bear a check-up and clean bill of health. Our trained staff will make sure your teddy is healthy for the start of a new school year with a proper physical examination.
Afterwards, enjoy bear crafts and activities. Learn more about Bubba and Smoky, the two black bears who call Stone Zoo home, during special zookeeper talks during the day.

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Meet the Keepers Day at Stone Zoo

In celebration of National Zookeeper Appreciation Week, Stone Zoo invites guests for a special day to see what it’s like to be a zookeeper! See some of the day to day activities zookeepers participate in, such as feedings and trainings! Join us for special scheduled zookeeper encounters, where guests can ask questions directly to the Zoo’s staff and discover what it’s like to work with the animals every day.

Zoo New England’s dedicated team of animal care professionals provide the highest quality of care to all of the animals that call the Zoo home. A keeper’s day can include an array of tasks including cleaning, food preparation and feeding, medical treatment, training, enrichment, landscaping, exhibit design, animal introductions, public outreach and education, and so much more. Working with animals requires constant complex problem solving and progressive learning. Zookeepers are also involved in research projects, field work and impactful conservation initiatives to positively benefit wildlife and species survival.

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Bottle and Can Drive at Stone Zoo

Have some empty bottles and cans on your hands? Skip the trash barrel and head to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive! By contributing to this recycling drive, held the second Saturday of each month April through October, you’re not only helping the environment, you’ll also be supporting the zoo.

All of the proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England, the non-profit organization that manages Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo.

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Stone Zoo Bottle and Can Drive

Have some empty bottles and cans on your hands? Skip the trash barrel and head to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive! By contributing to this recycling drive, held the second Saturday of each month April through October, you’re not only helping the environment, you’ll also be supporting the zoo.

All of the proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England, the non-profit organization that manages Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo.

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Zoo New England’s HATCH Turtle Graduation Celebration

Join us on June 6 for an exciting evening for the send-off of our HATCH graduates with special animal encounters, a silent auction, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.
Through the HATCH program (Hatchling and Turtle Conservation Headstarting), Zoo New England’s Grassroots Wildlife Conservation (GWC) protects local Blanding’s turtle nests throughout the summer until the hatchlings are collected in the fall and then raised by students in local classrooms throughout the school year. Each spring, when the turtles have grown to a size that increases their chance of survival, the students participate in their release back into the wild.
All proceeds will support the conservation work of Zoo New England’s GWC. Through innovative, community-based outreach and resource initiatives, GWC has engaged thousands of schoolchildren and volunteers in local on-the-ground rare species conservation work. Last fall, Grassroots Wildlife Conservation merged with Zoo New England.

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Celebrate World Otter Day at Stone Zoo

Dive on otter to Stone Zoo, Wednesday, May 30 as we celebrate World Otter Day! Did you know that river otters are capable of reaching swimming speeds of seven miles per hour and can hold their breath for up to eight minutes under water? Discover more fun facts at the education station inside the Animal Discovery Center, and learn more about Stone Zoo’s North American river otters, Penny and Sushi, during zookeeper chats.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Zoo! Bring in Your Mom to See Ours

Help us celebrate your mom (and all of ours!) at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, with free admission for all mothers throughout the day. Bring Mom along with the entire family to either Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo for a memorable day spent discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo! Be sure to look for all of the animal moms – at Franklin Park Zoo, say hello to Kiki the western lowland gorilla and her offspring Kimani, Kambiri and Azize, as well as Baird’s tapir mom, Abby and her calf named Ixchel. At Stone Zoo, be sure to stop by the white-cheeked gibbon exhibit to visit mom Iggy and son Jian, as well as the reindeer exhibit to visit mom Holly, and her offspring, Aiofa.

Please note: Last entry is a half hour before closing

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Stone Zoo Bottle and Can Drive

Have some empty bottles and cans on your hands? Skip the trash barrel and head to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive! By contributing to this recycling drive, held the second Saturday of each month April through October, you’re not only helping the environment, you’ll also be supporting the zoo.

All of the proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England, the non-profit organization that manages Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo.

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Spend a WILD April school vacation week at Stone Zoo!

Celebrate spring with family and friends while exploring the Zoo during April school vacation week. Learn about the insects and animals that serve as pollinators and how their important work helps the springtime flowers bloom. Throughout the week, there will be special zookeeper encounters where guests can learn more about some of these zoo residents and ask questions directly to the staff that cares for them. Black bears, North American river otters, and jaguars are just a few of the amazing animals that call Stone Zoo home.

Tuesday, April 17: Join us for special bat activities as we highlight National Bat Appreciation Day!

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A Bunny Bonanzoo awaits at Stone Zoo!

Easter fun is just a hop, skip and a jump away at Stone Zoo! On Saturday, March 31, guests are invited to celebrate with a visit to the Zoo, where crafts, games, music, and other fun surprises await. And of course, no Easter celebration would be complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny, who will be ready to meet-and-greet and pose for photographs.

Guests may take photos with their own camera for a suggested donation of $5. All of the proceeds will benefit Stone Zoo.

Schedule
Crafts, games, and music: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Meet the Easter Bunny: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1 – 3 p.m.
Bunny encounter with education staff: 11 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Zookeeper encounter at the jaguar exhibit: 11:30 a.m.
Zookeeper encounter at the North American river otter exhibit: 1:30 p.m.
Zookeeper encounter at the black bear exhibit: 2 p.m.

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Snow Leopard Day at Stone Zoo

Celebrate Snow Leopard Day at Stone Zoo! Known as the Ghosts of the Mountains, these elusive big cats blend in with their surroundings of the harsh, rugged terrain of the Himalayas and use their long, thick, furry tail to provide extra warmth when wrapped around their face and body.

On Saturday, November 4, guests are invited to learn more about these striking felines at the education station and hear from zookeepers about the snow leopards that call Stone Zoo home. There will also be snow leopard-themed crafts and activities offered throughout the day.

Researchers estimate that there are only between 3,500 and 7,000 snow leopards left in the wild. These animals face multiple threats in the wild from poachers, decline of prey species, human encroachment on habitat, and retribution killings by herders looking to protect their livestock.

Zoo New England is committed to snow leopard conservation and is a longtime supporter of the Snow Leopard Trust, which protects snow leopards through community-focused conservation projects that are based on an improved scientific understanding of snow leopard behavior, needs, habitats and threats.

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Cars and Critters

Wild about cars? Visit Stone Zoo on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for Cars and Critters! This car show will feature cars of all makes and models, along with music, contests and animal encounters.

There will be a $25 entry fee for all guests who wish to enter a car into the show. This registration fee will include one admission to the Zoo and a t-shirt, with proceeds benefiting Stone Zoo. Registration will take place on the day of the event only. Cars may be registered and entered at any point during the show. All makes, models and years are welcome.

All funds raised through this event will support Stone Zoo. Please contact Courtney Ready at 617-379-5184 with questions or for more information. Cars and Critters is presented by Mustang of Massachusetts.

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