Corwin has a personal connection to the zoos. It turns out that the wildlife specialist grew up in the wilds of Greater Boston and spent his formative years hanging with the monkeys, elephants, and other occupants at the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos. He says that the childhood visits helped him develop his fascination with animals and nature and set him on his life's course. Corwin serves on the Zoo New England board and still calls Massachusetts home.
If you want to save some bucks while you check out the bucks at the zoos, consider visiting on Father's Day (Sunday, June 16) when, you guessed it, dads get free admission. Also, the zoos are participating in Free Fun Fridays with free admission for all on June 28 for the Stone Zoo and August 2 for the Franklin Park Zoo. Zoo New England Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Boston, 617-541-LION (5466) Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA, 781-438-5100 Wild Adventures with Jeff Corwin, $5 per person above the cost of general admission.
Photo: Zoo New England