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Stone Zoo
149 Pond Street
Stoneham
MA
02180
Tel: 781 438-5100

Where are we going today?

There are so many amazing animals across the world, we couldn't pick which was our favorite - but during a trip to Stone Zoo we could certainly enjoy trying to work out what was!

Stone Zoo is set on 26 beautiful acres near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham. Here, families can be inspired and engaged, as the experiences excite and educate. It's a WILD day out for everyone!

There are creatures that you love, there are creatures that you've never heard of before. Kids can come face to face with iconic species such as the monkey, black bear, jaguar or kangaroo. They can be brave near those spiders and snakes, and they can admire the colors in the flamingos and owls.

Have you ever seen the iconic bald eagle in person, or watched those roadrunners get to speed? Perhaps you have always wanted to see a Central American Agouti in person (or ever learn what one was!), or see those adorable river otters hold hands. 

Stone Zoo is also a great place for kids to learn that invaluable lesson about conservation as they admire the snow leopards, so they can see first hand why we need to protect our planet and our wildlife. 

Don't forget that just because winter rolls around, the zoo dosen't close - there are plenty of animals who don't hibernate like the yaks, Arctic foxes and wolves!

Did you know that Stone Zoo is so much more than just animals, too? Kids can slide, climb and swing their way just like the monkeys in the playground, or take a ride on the Children's Train or Jungle Fun Ride!

Choo Choo!

An animal-tastic day out for the family where your WILD side rules!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$16.95
  • Children$11.95 (Ages 2-12)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2017

When can we go?

10am open. 5pm close weekdays / 6pm close weekends & holidays. 4pm close Winter

Year round, but closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Teachers corner

The zoo is FREE to Massachusetts schools from K-12 during the regular school year!.

Any Top Tips?

Take extra cash for the train and jungle fun ride, which are $3 on top of admission.

Doing our bit

They feel strongly about conservation, and is committed to preserving the natural world..

Need a little extra help?

The zoo is handicap accessible, so everyone is welcome! Service dogs are allowed provided they are under the guest's care the whole time. There are a limited number of wheelchairs you can rent too.

Can I get one of those?

They of course have a gift shop! They not only sell great animal-themed merchandise and gifts, but also essentials like batteries, umbrellas, and sunscreen. .

More information

The last entry is 30 minutes before closing. Winter is considered Oct 1 - Mar 31. .

What people are saying?

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    Right to the POINT. Attend the "The Wild Affair" on June 22nd it is one of the great events of the year. Polcari's, Rain Forest Cafe, Harrows, Fuddruckers, Whole Foods and a dozen other food and a few beer brewers setup around the zoo while you enjoy a behind the scenes show at the zoo. You'll see all the usual suspects and a few of the keepers will bring out some animals for an up close show for all you animal lovers!

    I've been to zoo's all over the world, AND of course this place doesn't compare to San Diego. or the Bronx Zoo's ....STOP COMPARING...Read More

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    Zoo is kind of small. Exhibits are nice but the zoo is kind of dirty. Boo at the zoo was definitely a good experience.

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    Family goes frequently and find the staff very engaging. Love the wolves, Snow Leopards Sushi the Otter.

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    Awful...very small and closed exhibits galore...would not recommend it

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    Great for the kids. Lots of big cats. Lots of birds. Monkeys, wolves, bears, etc. Quite a varitey. Petting zoo with pigs, rabbits, mini goats, and more. Don't get it wrong, this is a small underfunded zoo. Thanks to generous donations through the years the zoo has managed to hang on. Newer exhibits are nice. Plenty of parking. Had a fun day.

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by douglas julian

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Right to the POINT. Attend the "The Wild Affair" on June 22nd it is one of the great events of the year. Polcari's, Rain Forest Cafe, Harrows, Fuddruckers, Whole Foods and a dozen other food and a few beer brewers setup around the zoo while you enjoy a behind the scenes show at the zoo. You'll see all the usual suspects and a few of the keepers will bring out some animals for an up close show for all you animal lovers!

I've been to zoo's all over the world, AND of course this place doesn't compare to San Diego. or the Bronx Zoo's ....STOP COMPARING IT!!!.. Massachusetts doesn't invest in their zoo's, we just don't have the funding...it's like comparing a Ferrari to a Hyundai... Stone zoo has a small number of animals and it's not glitz and it's not always pretty but it's informative and it comes down to what you take from it. Funding around the country for zoo's is getting smaller and feel fortunate that you have Franklin and the Stone to enjoy. Zoo's are closing around the US, take a moment and enjoy what you have... throw on your jeans... take your baby brother, or your little niece ...hell, come by my house and I'll go with you...and enjoy your visit to the Stone Zoo!

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