Stone Zoo, formerly known as the Middlesex Fells Zoo, is located 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.
Exhibits include Yukon Creek, featuring a bald eagle, a lynx, reindeer and more. Windows to the Wild features a variety of small birds, mammals, and primates from around the world, including African-crested porcupines, hyacinth macaws, and emperor tamarins. The large flamingo colony can also be found here, featuring Caribbean flamingos, as well as our three resident female meerkats. The Treasures of the Sierra Madre exhibit focuses on these creatures, including jaguars, cougars, coyotes, and Gila monsters, as well as examine the interactions between them and the human inhabitants of the region. The Himalayan Highlands hosts snow leopards, Markhor goats and yaks. Also visit with gibbons, black bears, river otters, barnyard animals and more!
Location: 149 Pond Street in Stoneham, MA
Hours of Operation: The zoo is open year-round. Open daily from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.