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Franklin Park Zoo

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Franklin Park Zoo is home to incredible animals from around the globe. Visitors can stand face-to-face with the Zoo's seven western lowland gorillas at one of five glass viewing stations in the state-of-the-art indoor exhibit. Also, be sure to also...more
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1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121-3255
+1 617-541-5466
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I may be a zoo snob since I live in Ohio close to 2 amazing zoos but this one is the worst I've been to.. the animal exhibits were very small and unkempt.. vines and trees blocked most views and plaques making viewing or learning...More

1  Thank Nicole O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Franklin zoo comes to life at night during the month of October. The zoo is decorated with thousands of pumpkins representing various scenes of the animal kingdom and other surprises We had a magical 40 min stroll last night walking through the zoo. The...More

Thank ClementineTakesATrip
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were almost the only visitors there without strollers or small children in tow. The facility has added amusement park kiddie rides instead of improving the animals’s surroundings or the viewing experience. The Bird’s House had exotic species but crumbling steps to enter the building....More

1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought the family to the zoo on a Saturday for some fun. Luckily we got there early because the parking seemed to be an issue for people arriving when we were leaving. The kids loved it. Surprised of the lack of concession stands though. Not...More

1  Thank anthonyveloso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small zoo. It is more of a park, but it is pretty. If you really want to see birds then you have hit it jackpot. You need to walk all over to see the different parts of the zoo. Take your time...More

Thank Rammgm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love zoos and have been to several, including ones out of the country. I didn’t expect this to be a top notch zoo due to the price of admission but I also didn’t expect it to be well below any of the zoos I’ve...More

1  Thank Carla H
Reviewed 7 September 2018

On its own, Franklin Park Zoo would be a pretty decent zoon. Compared to other zoos in the area, it mediocre, particularly for the price. At $24.95 for an adult ticket, there was not (comparatively) a lot to see. What really annoyed my wife and...More

Thank Mr_DanaFM
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Went there to see Dino at zoo. Kids loved it. We went even twice to see it. Then went and see all animals and play at playground, touch tiny goats, climbed to birds nest, and had lunch at cafe with fresh cocked food.

Thank Larissa921
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

a great place for children! many different animals, carousel, playground! very well thought out vacation. on the territory there is a cafe with food and ice cream. Really liked the house with butterflies! come necessarily !!! Ticket for adults- 24$, for children- 12$ or 14...More

Thank Elina N
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I wanted to take my granddaughter to the zoo, but after reading some of the reviews on this site I was a little wary. Having gone to school in the area back in the 60's, I thought I would check it out. I have to...More

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Nancy R
5 April 2017|
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Response from Pat V | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 2 1/2 hours but that was in February and some of the animals were not there at that time but there was still many, many animals to see
Nancy R
5 April 2017|
Response from soshore | Reviewed this property |
about 2 hours will do it.