149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
Price of admission: Adults: $11; Children: $7; Under 2 are free
Website - 781-438-5100
Hours of Operations: Summer Hours (April 1 - September 30) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. weekends and major holidays; Winter Hours 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily
Stone Zoo, formerly known as the Middlesex Fells Zoo, is located on a 26-acre site near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. Charles Price, Superintendent of the Metropolitan District Commission’s Middlesex Fells Reservation, founded the Zoo in 1905, and in 1969, the site was renamed in honor of Walter D. Stone, a former Zoo Director.
Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, long considered the "crown jewel" of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Park System. The Zoo was founded in 1912 and was managed by the City of Boston until 1958, when the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), a state agency, assumed management. The MDC managed the Zoos until 1991, when Governor William Weld signed legislation to create the private Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (CZC). In July of 1997 the CZC changed its name to Zoo New England to reflect the changing image of the Zoos.
Franklin Park Zoo is located at One Franklin Park Road in Boston. For more information or directions, call 617-541-LION.
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