April School Vacation Week: Come Play at Franklin Park Zoo

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 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Dorchester  See map
to get your family’s spring off to a great start? Throughout April school
vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with
family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo.

Aviary Opens for the Season

Aussie Aviary opens for the season
during April school vacation week. Stroll among hundreds of brightly colored
budgies in this engaging, interactive space. Purchase a seedstick and the birds
may land right on it! During April school vacation week, Aussie Aviary will be
open 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., weather permitting. After April school vacation
week, Aussie Aviary will be open on the weekends, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.,
weather permitting. Regular hours begin Memorial Day weekend when Aussie Aviary
is open 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays, and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekends.

the thrilling 6D Rhino Rescue

Set in Africa,
this motion simulator ride invites you on a high-speed chase alongside park
rangers in their pursuit of poachers. You’ll encounter elephants, wildebeest
and other wildlife on your adventure to reunite a baby rhino with his mother.

Riders are fully immersed in a 6D
experience. You’ll not only see stereoscopic 3D film through special glasses,
but extra effects such as seat motion, wind and light add new dimensions to the
viewing experience. The XD Theater’s state-of-the-art motion simulator seats are
individually activated, processing up to 400 movements per second.

Rhino Rescue tickets cost $5 (in
addition to regular zoo admission). The ride accommodates 12 people and lasts
four minutes. It's an experience not to be missed!

the Party for the Planet

On April 27, don’t miss the Party for
the Planet! Franklin Park Zoo has teamed up with Girl Scouts of Eastern
Massachusetts to present a fun and engaging Earth Day celebration to raise
awareness for the planet and all it has to offer! Learn how you can contribute
to a healthy planet and preserve the Earth. The festivities, which will be held
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., will include opportunities to meet the zookeepers, plus
animal enrichment activities, scavenger hunts, entertainment, eco-friendly
exhibitors and much more!


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