125th Anniversary

What an exciting year it is for the Buttonwood Park Zoo!

Established in 1894, Buttonwood Park Zoo is the 12th oldest zoo in the United States and proudly accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. What once started as a menagerie, has since turned into an institution with a mission focused on environmental education, excellence in animal care and welfare, the conservation of endangered species, and connecting the community to the natural world.  We have come a long way in the past 125 years, but we are now becoming one of the finest small zoos in the world.

Come celebrate our history and embrace our exciting future! We welcome our community to celebrate with us throughout the year with fun events, giveaways and specials.

125th Anniversary Themed Events

Member Night
Thursday, May 23rd
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Saturday, July 6th
5:30pm – 9:00pm

Member Night
Friday, September 20th
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday, September 21st

Admission Specials

Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Buttonwood Park Zoo while supporting wildlife conservation which is at the very core of our mission. Every month, the first 125 visitors to donate to the Coins for Conservation program will be entered into a drawing for a BPZoo prize pack. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win!

Bears Den Cafe Specials

Come have lunch at the Bears Den Cafe and save! On the 25th of every month, a small popcorn or hot dog is just $1.25.

There will also be scrumptious specials each month, so be sure to check our Facebook page for updates.

North Woods Gift Store Specials

In honor of our 125th Anniversary, we are offering a special 2 year family membership for the very first time for just $125.00!

A Gift That Lasts All Year! 

BPZOO Memberships make a perfect gift for the animal lover in your life.