When: Any afternoon into evening. *No animals were harmed in the planning of this date.
1. Franklin Park Zoo: This urban zoo has tigers, gorillas, and a giraffe calf named Sox. It's a short bus ride from the Forest Hills, Ruggles, or Andrew T stations and — bonus — admission is half off the regular price ($11) on the first Saturday morning of each month. 1 Franklin Park Rd., Dorchester, 617-541-LION. franklinparkzoo.org