Field Trips and Programs

The Buttonwood Park Zoo is one of the largest environmental education organizations in southeastern Massachusetts, with a mission to inspire the region to create a better future for wildlife. The Education Department strives to create meaningful learning opportunities that connect the audience with the natural world while fostering respect for wildlife. Through dynamic graphics and interpretation, inquiry-based classroom programs, live animal presentations, unique outdoor play experiences, volunteer programs, and a talented team of educators we hope to expand the reach of conservation education in the area.

Find out more about the following school program offerings:

At-Zoo Program

Group Field Trips

Science on the Sphere

Community Access Program

The Community Access Program (CAP) provides free admission or Zoo2You programming to non-profit community organizations and Title I schools who would not otherwise be able to experience a zoo visit. CAP funding can also be provided to pay for transportation to the Zoo. Please email us to request transportation related funding. 

For more information, contact: Sara Van Wormer, Director of Education, 508.991.4556 ext. 110,


Please contact the Education Department at or call (508) 991-4556 ext. 110 if you have any questions.


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