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Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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#5 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Massachusetts
Tucked away in one of Boston's popular parks, Franklin Park Zoo hosts a wide assortment of creatures. Over 220 species of animals call this 29 hectare (72 acre) site home, including ostriches, tigers, boa constrictors, pygmy hippos, gorillas, and Brazilian cockroaches. The special exhibits mimic the animals' natural environments and include a tropical forest, Serengeti crossing, and outback trail. Children will want to visit the 929 sq m (10,000 sq ft) wildlife-themed playground. Bring along a meal to enjoy in the wooded picnic area, grab a sweet treat from a snack stand, or sit down for some classic American fare at an on-site restaurant. Use our Boston road trip planner to visit Franklin Park Zoo on your trip to Boston, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Site is not widely until there is a feeling of a cozy Zoo. I think of indoor space and saw no animals, adults and children.
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  • Great place to spend the day with their children or relatives. To note the jeep in the lion's den.
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  • We have visited this zoo a few times over the years but this will be the last visit. First, admission. Two adults and two teens- $80.. Absolutely ridiculous for the quality and size of the experience....  more »
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  • Really fun time! Even going in November when it’s a bit colder there are still a lot of animals out and the reptile/gorilla indoor exhibit is always a blast. Definitely a great weekend thing to do just outside of Boston.
  • A great place for young children, or anyone interested in animals. Parking is free, and admission price is inexpensive - free for members! Costs help with much-needed conservation efforts. Get there before noon to find a good parking spot - or take the T. Nice variety, with knowledgeable helpful staff. Barn animal petting area was cool - food was good. A nice little oasis in the big city.
  • This a wonderful zoo located with in the city. It is on the small side but that makes it perfect for when you need to find a family activity to do for only a few hours.
  • My son loves it! His favorite place to go. Love the birds and gorillas. Easy to park. Good for family as they have a nice playground. Recommend to have their annual pass if your kids love animals, great deal. See the cool picture I took for the white tiger!
  • Sort of a smaller zoo but overall very nice. Great playgrounds for kids. They need more funding to improve some of the enclosures so I totally would support visiting again/donating!

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