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Summer Staycation

Summer Staycation is happening on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout August! The program content changes day to day and is geared for children ages 6 – 10. Registration is now open!

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!

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Creature Creations Returns

Creature Creations Returns

We’re back and ready to create more works of animal-inspired art! Join us for Creature Creations on Sunday, August 9, 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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BPZOO Welcomes Endangered Red Panda Cub

BPZOO Welcomes Endangered Red Panda Cub

The SouthCoast’s cutest family just got a little bigger – and a lot more adorable! Buttonwood Park Zoo’s female red panda, 2 year-old Marie, gave birth to a single cub on June 4, 2020 – the first of its species to be born at BPZOO in its 126 year history. The cub has...

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