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Stone Zoo New England

149 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180

Summer (April 1-Sept. 30): Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat.-Sun. (& holidays), 10am-6pm. Winter (Oct. 1- March 31): 10am-4pm


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Nice size zoo to explore! 

Stone is one of two zoos just outside of Boston. With it's recently updated exhibits, this zoo provides a wonderful afternoon of exploring and learning about different animals, including bears, bush dogs, monkeys, otters, farm animals, wolves, and much more. My boys love the first exhibit, the Caribbean Coast, where the birds are all around you, and, generally speaking, most of the exhibits provide large windows – the better to see the animals through.  

Throughout the year, the zoo hosts numerous events, including Zoolights in late fall around the holiday season – a personal favorite. And we have noticed that the animal life is more active in the cooler months.

We love to visit the zoo early and either take a quick hike across the street at the Crystal Spring Trail and/or stop by the Greenwood Park playground since both are right across the street. 


Good for All Ages Playground Petting Zoo Zoo
Thoughtfully captured by:
Jennifer de Merode
The Head of Accounting and Boston Ambassador, Jenny has been living in Boston for almost 10 years. Before Boston, she lived in Washington, DC for 8 years, and previous to that grew up on Long Island, NY. Along the way, she spent a few months in Amsterdam with her family biking all around and exploring that beautiful city! Jenny has always enjoyed being active - from organized sports to jogging, and of course, being in the garden as much as possible when the weather is cooperative. She tries to include her children in all of her active hobbies. With two toddler boys, ages 3 and 5, she and her husband spend their time discovering new places and things to do in the New England area. Spending time outdoors in all types of weather and encouraging her children to love all seasons is very important to her - and so is helping and encouraging others to do the same. Jenny and her family love spending time at the beach, traveling, taking walks and hikes, and of course, finding new playgrounds!
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