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Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life at the Zoo  

There are a multitude of details surrounding the mechanics of running a zoo. In this behind the scenes look at how a zoo works, we will visit and talk with staff at the Franklin Park Zoo. You'll hear intriguing details about their daily rounds, and learn about animal habits, feeding processes, relationships between animals and caretakers, what happens when animals get sick, and the number of staff involved in the care of just one animal. You'll learn how decisions are made, how weather conditions are dealt with, and how the zoo fits into the community. Depending on the day, we'll visit animals in restricted areas usually open only to staff. For students ages 16 and older. Discounts or waivers do not apply.

 

Classes will not be in session

Monday, November 11, 2019 (Veterans Day)
Wednesday evening -Saturday, November 27-30, 2019 (Thanksgiving)
Monday, January 20, 2020 (MLK Day)
Monday – Saturday, February 17-22, 2020 (February Vacation)

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Administrative Office: 2 Clark Road, Brookline, MA 02445
Brookline High School (Evenings and Saturday): 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 150, Brookline, MA 02446
Email: bacep@psbma.org
Telephone: 617-730-2700
Fax: 617-730-2674

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– Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 4:30 pm
Brookline High
– Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm and
Saturday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Please note: hours may change during the summer and holiday/vacation weeks.

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