Hit Up The Franklin Park Zoo

While the hullabaloo around the 100th anniversary of our beloved Fenway Park has been incessant the centennial birthday of another local landmark has been decidedly quieter.  The Franklin Park Zoo has, as their website proclaims, “Been opening eyes for 100 years.”  That’s right, the 72 acre spot in Boston’s Franklin Park was also founded in 1912.  Serving as home to such diverse species as ring-tailed lemurs, white-beared wildebeests, and lowland gorillas, the zoo features such exotic exhibits as the Giraffe Savannah, the Kalahari Kingdom, and the Serengeti Crossing, along others.  The kiddos will enjoy getting up close with more familiar animals at the Franklin Farm while birdwatchers will be thrilled with the Aussie Aviary.  The zoo is open during the summer from 10AM-5PM on weekdays and from 10AM-6PM on weekends and holidays.  Admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors (over age 62) and $11 for children between 2-12 (tykes under 2 get in for free) and in honor of the zoo’s anniversary the 100th guest of each day will gain free admission.
Franklin Park Zoo
One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121.
617-541-LION (5466).

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