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Zoo New England

ZooCamp is located in a reserved section of each zoo under a large "celebration tent." Our campsite locations allow us to be connected to all exhibits and animal areas of the zoos. Both the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos are gated and secured locations. Security and other officials maintain safety and surveillance of the zoos.

Stone Zoo, formerly known as the Middlesex Fells Zoo, is located 149 Pond Street in Stoneham, MA, on a 26-acre site near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. Charles Price, Superintendent of the Metropolitan District Commission’s Middlesex Fells Reservation, founded the Zoo in 1905, and in 1969, the site was renamed in honor of Walter D. Stone, a former Zoo Director. In 1991, the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (CZC) was created to maintain care, custody, and control of both Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo. In July of 1997 the CZC changed its name to Zoo New England to reflect the changing image of the Zoos.

Campers and their families will enter through a designated area of the zoo each morning and afternoon, greeted by ZooCamp staff. Please remember, parents must have photo ID everyday to drop off and pick up children.

To learn more about the zoos and the campsite, visit the Zoo New England website.