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Boo at the Zoo!

Baby Boo

The SouthCoast’s favorite tradition returns – with extra precautions, during the daytime to satisfy all your fall, Halloween and cool weather cravings. Want to show off your little ghosts and goblins? Baby Boo is for you!

Virtual Programming

We love our community and want to stay connected to you! Find out how you can still get your daily dose of the BPZOO and maybe learn something new. 

Support the Zoo while you shop - at no cost to you!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Zoo every time you make a purchase. Just make sure to choose the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society as your charity!

Kodo is now out in the red panda habitat with her parents! Check in with them daily on our Live Panda Cam

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Elephant Appreciation Day

Elephant Appreciation Day

Join us for Elephant Appreciation Day on Saturday and Sunday (9/19 & 9/20) as we celebrate Ruth and Emily’s 62nd and 56th birthdays! Stop by the Asian elephant habitat at 10:00am or 3:00pm during the Elephant Keeper Chat to wish Ruth and Emily a BIG Happy...

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Creature Creations

Creature Creations

We’re back and ready to create more works of animal-inspired art! Join us for Creature Creations on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 12:00pm or 2:00pm for an outdoor, socially-distanced painting class led by instructor Kathleen Patrick and joined by one of our very own...

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become a member

Become a member of the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society and keep company with some of New Bedford’s most prominent citizens!