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Address: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
Phone Number: +1 617-541-5466
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Description: This 72-acre urban zoo was founded in 1911.
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Great for small children

I visited on April 2015. Many exhibits have no animals. Some animal areas looked dirty. My 5 year old girl asked me why the camel looked sad. So I guess that she could perceive... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Hudson Falls, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I paid $32 for myself and a toddler. The best thing the zoo offered was a great playground (which I could have done for free in community) there were only a couple of exhibits with animals, a few of the animals looked poorly kept, the viewing areas were barely accessible, the paths were difficult to navigate, and overall the zoo... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I visited on April 2015. Many exhibits have no animals. Some animal areas looked dirty. My 5 year old girl asked me why the camel looked sad. So I guess that she could perceive sadness on some animals. Overall she was impressed with every animal due to her age. From my point of view the zoo needs some caring or... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited the Boston Zoo today with our 6 year old son. He had a nice time but we were rather saddened and even surprised by the state of the zoo in a city like Boston. A lot of animals were not on display, but the ones that were on display were in areas that were too small, muddy or... More 

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Lodi, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We brought our one-year old to the zoo today to see all the animals. Website gives all indications of it being a wonderful little zoo. Too bad all we saw were signs: "These animals are currently off exhibit"... No giraffes No lions No, well, you get the hint. Nice zebras to see, two tigers, but nothing else that you don't... More 

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Oswego, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The bad experience started on the drive there, the zoo is in a rough part of town and the parking lot is just a pot hole filled, uneven dirt lot. We walked up to the main entrance to find that about half the animals were off display, including the lion and giraffe. It was around lunchtime so we started off... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have been to this Zoo many times and it is so much fun and open year round. They have a great kids petty zoo. If you plan on going to the butterfly exhibit you may want to call ahead, as when I went it was closed. Whenever I go to Boston w/friends that have kids we always go here.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This zoo is certainly not going to win any national acclaims, however it is still worth going. It's not too big so small children can walk it easily. The gorilla exhibit was good and I also really liked the Andean Condor. You could get a good view of the animals from many locations. This zoo has a fantastic playground inside... More 

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Schroon Lake, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We decided to take the grandmunchkins for a day trip, and after visiting the web site for the zoo, decided to make the drive to Boston. What the web site didn't say, nor did the attendant at the ticket booth, was that fully half the attractions were closed until the spring. The kids were quite disappointed, and we felt cheated.... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A pretty small zoo with not a lot of animals. There's no elephants, rhinos, bears, etc. The exhibits aren't to nice. Overall it's not the best zoo in the world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a very family oriented setup especially if your kids don't like to walk too much. Everything is well labeled and there are only short walks between the animals. Due to it's small size the don't have the biggest selection, but we enjoyed it anyway.

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