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!
$11.15 (Ages 2-12)
They feel strongly about conservation, and is committed to preserving the natural world.
The Yukon Creek Cafe offers a selection of wraps, sandwiches, burgers, fries, and many other kid-friendly foods. And there are plenty of picnic tables for a snack!
Take extra cash for the train and jungle fun ride, which are $3 on top of admission
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.
The zoo is FREE to Massachusetts schools from K-12 during the regular school year!
You can bring your own lunch and snacks with you, and enjoy them in the picnic areas. Just make sure you throw all trash away. Glass, straws and alcohol aren't permitted
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
The last entry is 30 minutes before closing. Winter is considered Oct 1 - Mar 31.