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Address: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
Phone Number: +1 617-541-5466
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: This 72-acre urban zoo was founded in 1911.
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A day at the Zoo

I took time to bring my grandchildren to the Franklin Park Zoo in Dorchester. We were excited to go but disappointed to the final outcome. We got Free parking and the place looks... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I took time to bring my grandchildren to the Franklin Park Zoo in Dorchester. We were excited to go but disappointed to the final outcome. We got Free parking and the place looks clean. The children enjoy the playground. The Zoo has a few animals and most of them are old animals with not energy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My whole fam was in the Flanklin Park Zoo we see a lot of animal and my kids enjoying the time, my favorite part i was butterfly house so beautiful and my kids part was the gorila and the lions. Surely will be back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A quaint small zoo. They have a nice assortment of exhibits. It is a bit small for a major city. There are quite a few animals but some of the ones you might expect are not at this zoo. The have a small butterfly aviary with most of the butterflies being mostly North American. They have a small petting zoo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I visited on the hottest day of the year so far. Still had a great time. For a zoo in the middle of the city we thought it was very nice. You can hear the traffic but it doesn't interfere with your visit. They have all the big animals, lions, tigers, giraffes etc... They all looked healthy.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Awesome zoo glad to actually see the animals on display. The camel ride was cool a litttle short but still made our day. The tiger, giraffe, zebra, butterfly and bird display was my favorite.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The grandkids really enjoyed looking at all the wild animals and especially liked the rino 6D movie. There are two places to grab a bite to eat and rest rooms are on site. The lions and gorillas were fun to see.

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East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went for baby's first zoo trip(1yr old)! Hot day but no horrible odors at all! 6D theater was terrible so don't waste your money. Some seats moved and some did when they felt like it. We had 1/2 price tix so we went but was hot, no ac, and 3D glasses were poor! Film still looked blurry. Not really a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you are a fan of zoos like the San Diego zoo, this is not a zoo you should visit. I think a big factor is that the climate in Boston is not suitable for a lot of exotic animals. If you have never been to a zoo before, or you have kids who want to see some animals, go... More 

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Milford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Spend a good part of the day walking about on the Zoo grounds. First encounter with ticket booth attendant was extremely positive. Charged for additional adult who had yet to arrive, and when he did arrive an hour later, the attendant remembered us and let him pass. Everywhere in the Zoo the 'farmhands' were willing to stop and answer any... More 

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Peotone, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a cute little zoo that you can spend 3-4 hours at. For being such a small zoo it really had a lot. They have a sweet barn area where kids can feed and pet the goats and maybe even a miniature horse. The zoo also has a butterfly house, bird cage, carousel, they offer face painting, and a... More 

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Additional Information about Franklin Park Zoo

Address: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
Phone Number: +1 617-541-5466
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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