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Fishbowl

Welcome to the Fishbowl – where the lanes are alive with the sound of strikes and spares! Join us for our 4th Annual Bowling Fundraiser, a fin-tastic event dedicated to supporting the Buttonwood Park Zoo and its mission of wildlife conservation. Bowlers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Team costumes are encouraged! Create Online Pledge Page Printable Pledge Sheet Form Sponsorship Form Sunday, March 3, 2024 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Wonder Bowl, New Bedford FISHBOWL IS SOLD OUT FOR 2024! THANK YOU  TO EVERYONE WHO SIGNED UP! You can still get involved! Sponsorship Opportunities: Support the zoo while gaining visibility for your business! Explore our sponsorship packages and discover how your company can be a vital part of this exciting event. Support a Team: Head over to our FUNraising website and make a donation to your favorite FishBowl team! Donation a Raffle Item: Do you own a small business?  Are you an artistsan looking to give back to your community? Help support FishBowl with an in-kind donation to our raffle!  Contact Katie Sherman, Development Manager, ksherman@bpzoo.org, for more information.  Every strike and spare supports the vital conservation efforts at the Buttonwood Park Zoo. Funds raised from Fishbowl directly contribute to habitat preservation, wildlife education, and the well-being of the animals in our care. Registration due by Monday, February 26, 2024. Questions? Please contact Katie Sherman, Development Manager, at ksherman@bpzoo.org or 508.991.4556, ext. 119. Photo Release: By signing up for the bowling fundraiser, you are agreeing to have your photo taken and used for marketing purposed by Buttonwood Park Zoo & Zoological Society. A portion of your entry is tax deductible. Tax ID: 04-2661467. HUGE THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS A Gift That Lasts All Year!  BPZOO Memberships make a perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. Join Our...

Spring Fling & Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Nature’s party comes in spring and it is time to celebrate! Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Last entrance at 3:15 pm Member pre-sale goes opens 2/14/24  |  General purchasing opens 2/21/24 Purchase Tickets The Spring Fling event will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Carousel rides are weather permitting. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Limited number of tickets will be available at the door.  The Zoo will be closed to General Admission. On March 23rd & 24th, Buttonwood Park Zoo will host Spring Fling, an opportunity to welcome the warmer weather and have fun with activities throughout the day. Throughout the day, you will be able to enjoy craft stations, face painting, educational activities, special guests, games, and more! Our animals will also join in on the fun, as many will receive special enrichment during Spring Fling. Watch as the animals use natural behaviors to forage for food and discover different items or scents in their habitats. There will be endless photo opportunities, unlimited carousel rides, and up-close meet and greets with our own Animal Ambassadors. Last BUD not least, a visit from the Easter Bunny! Adult $16 $5 off for membersAdmission to Spring Fling Event Child $12 Under 2 are free+ $5 off for members+ Admission to Spring Fling Event Breakfast withthe Easter Bunny Premier Experience Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th Breakfast is served from 9:00 am – 10:00 am in the Wildlife Education Building Classrooms. Breakfast will be catered by On the Go Catering.  Member pre-sale goes opens 2/14/24  |  General purchasing opens 2/21/24 Purchase Tickets Adult $36 $5 off for membersBreakfast with the Easter BunnyAdmission to Spring Fling Event Child $32 Under 2 are free+ $5 off for members+ Breakfast with the Easter Bunny+ Admission to Spring Fling Event The Spring Fling event will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Carousel rides are weather permitting. Advanced purchasing of tickets for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is required. Tickets are non-refundable. Zoo is closed to General Admission. Thank You to Our Sponsors Thank you to South Coast Smiles Pediatrics Dentistry for being our Presenting...

Toe Jam Puppet Band

SING AND DANCE WITH TOE JAM PUPPET BAND! Rockin’ band for KIDS and their grown-ups, enjoy Toe Jam Puppet Band every Monday at the Buttonwood Park Zoo! Toe Jam will play two 45-minute shows at 10:00 am and 11:30 am. The cost is $10/family after admission. Locations: January, February, and March: Inside the classrooms April – September: Outside unless noted otherwise October: Outside only November: Inside the classroom NO SHOWS ON: May 29th (Memorial Day) September 4th (Labor Day) October 9th (Indigenous Peoples Day) All of December   Check the Zoo’s or Toe Jam’s Facebook & Instagram pages for any cancellations. Do you visit us two or three times a year!? Then you need a BPZOO Membership!