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Franklin Park Zoo

  • Attractions
  • Roxbury
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Franklin Park Zoo, Sights and attractions, Boston
Photograph: Elan FleisherFranklin Park Zoo

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Some kids walk right up to Franklin Park Zoo's glass enclosures and make faces at imposing gorillas or stalking lions, while others love to pet the Nigerian dwarf goats at the Contact Corral. Brilliantly colored birds dart through the tropical forest over the heads of pygmy hippos and capybaras, and butterflies flutter on to outstretched hands at the Butterfly Hollow (June-Sept). Then again, some kids will happily ignore the animals altogether, and tackle the zoo-themed playground equipment instead.

Written by
Time Out Boston Staff


1 Franklin Park Rd
Cross street:
Blue Hill Ave
Orange Line to Forest Hills or Red Line to Andrew, then bus 16
Opening hours:
Apr-Sep: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun 10am-6pm; Oct-Mar: daily 10am-4pm
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