April 21 - 27, 2014
Looking to get your family's spring off to a great start? Throughout April school vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo.
Here's some of what we've got in store for you:
-Aussie Aviary opens for the season
Stroll among hundreds of brightly colored budgies in this engaging, interactive space. Purchase a seedstick and the birds may land right on it!
Open 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. during school vacation week
-Experience the thrilling 6D Rhino Rescue
Set in Africa, this motion simulator ride invites you on a high-speed chase alongside park rangers in their pursuit of poachers. You'll encounter elephants, wildebeest and other wildlife on your adventure to reunite a baby rhino with his mother. Rhino Rescue tickets cost $5 (in addition to regular zoo admission).
-Ape Drawing Project
April 21, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Draw with local artist Jen Bradley, as she continues her Ape Drawing Project with the Tropical Forest's gorillas!
-Meet Nick Jr.'s Pocoyo: April 25 & 26
The popular Nick Jr. character will be outside for a meet-and-greet every half hour between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. both days
Join the Party for the Planet
April 27, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Don't miss the Party for the Planet! Franklin Park Zoo has teamed up with Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts to present a fun and engaging Earth Day celebration to raise awareness for the planet and all it has to offer!
-Sign up for our April Conservation Week Program (pre-registration required)
April 22 - 25, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Geared toward children ages six through 11, this week-long program will focus on why it's important to protect the environment and how everyone can help animals and their native habitats. Vacation week program sessions will include a combination of animal encounters, art and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours, games and activities.
Pre-registration for Conservation Week Program is required. Register Today!