Franklin Park Zoo
While not technically park of the Emerald Necklace, the 72-acre zoo sits in Franklin Park and makes for a great way to end your day of tour. Check out the giraffes, lions, gorillas and more.
If you've got an appetite, there's the indoor, southwestern-themed Giddy-Up Grill concession stand and, in season, the outdoor Kalahari Kitchen with hamburgers and hot dogs.
Address: 1 Franklin Road
Admission: Adults $16, Seniors 62+ $13, Children 2-12 $10, Children under 2 free
Hours: April 1 – September 30 Monday through Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm; October 1 – March 31 daily 10am – 4pm