The Franklin Park Zoo lies in Mattapan just outside of Boston. Visit the over 100 species of animals that live in the zoo. The Franklin Park Zoo has exhibits ranging from the Tropical Forest, Serengeti Crossing, Outback Trail, Kalahari Kingdom, Franklin Farm, Butterfly Landing, and many more.This adventure will most likely take an entire afternoon given the travel time and time it takes to tour the entire park. Tickets are under $20 and discounts may be available through your local library.
This past year, I visited the zoo three times because I am a huge animal lover. Every time I visit the zoo I look forward to visiting the Butterfly and Farm exhibit above all others, yet I always find myself discovering new animals that catch my eye as well. I love reading the boards outside of each exhibit that give information about each animal, including where they live, whether or not they are endangered, and their eating habits. The fun facts about each animal never fail to surprise me.
Take a short Uber or Lyft drive from the zoo into The North End for a variety of Italian restaurants, pubs, cafes, and bakeries. For more information on specific places to visit in The North End and prices, visit here. I personally recommend visiting Al Dente for dinner and try a cannoli at Bova’s Bakery.
Visit the Franklin Park Zoo official website
Keep updated with the Franklin Park Zoo Facebook page
Check out the Museum of Fine Arts for another Boston Adventure!