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Venue:Stone Zoo
Dates:Sunday, October 1, 2023 - Monday, April 1, 2024
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor

Stone Zoo has the cure for cabin fever during long New England winters, so hold off on hibernating, because we’ve got plenty of amazing animals that don’t!

More often than not, you WILL be able to see the following animals during a winter visit:

- Black bears
- North American river otters
- Snow leopard
- Mexican gray wolves
- Jaguars
- Cougars
- Caribbean flamingos
- Meerkats
- Arctic foxes
- Reindeer
- Yak, and many others!

When the temperature begins to drop, many of the animals who call Stone Zoo home aren’t as able to acclimate to the cold temperatures. When the temperature is too cold for them to enjoy their outdoor exhibit, they stay indoors in their warm, off-exhibit space.

Animals You WON'T See During a Winter Visit:

The kookaburra is kept indoors throughout the fall and winter. Kookaburra do not have the insulating feathers and down that other birds have to keep them warm in the winter.

The roadrunner, which can’t acclimate to colder temperatures, comes off exhibit around mid-October. They may be seen on exhibit in the spring.

It has to be at least 40 degrees for our white-cheeked gibbons to be on exhibit. When the temperature is 40 degrees, the gibbons are given access to their warm, indoor off-exhibit space, so they can choose to be inside or outside. It has to be at least 55 degrees for the spider monkeys to be on exhibit. Like the gibbons, they’re also given access to their warm, off-exhibit space so they can choose to be inside or outside.

In addition, Stone Zoo holds Education Programs year-round and offer many special events – (like Zoolights!) many with winter or holiday themes—throughout the winter.

HOURS↑ top

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily, with last entry at 3:30 p.m.
The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day and December 25. In cases of inclement weather, the Zoo may be closed. To check if we’re open on the day of your visit, please call 617-541-LION (5466).



149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA map
Phone: (617) 541-5466


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