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Upcoming Events

Creature Creations

Creature Creations (Ages 3+) Sunday, June 9, 2024  12:30 – 1:30 pm & 2:30 – 3:30 pm Featured Animal: Harbor Seals Join us for Creature Creations, an indoor painting class led by instructor Kathleen Patrick and a zoo educator. This fun program will introduce your child to a featured animal, either inside the classroom or at an animal habitat.   Members: $16 per ticket Non-Members: $27 per ticket   One ticket includes admission for one child and one accompanying adult. Only registered children can participate in the program. Additional admission tickets are available at the door. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Unregistered children (including siblings) can not attend. Purchase Tickets Questions? Contact the Education Department at (508) 991- 4556 ext.110 or email svanwormer@bpzoo.org.

Soiree at the Zoo

Have a Wild Night at BPZOO June 27, 2024 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Join us on Thursday, June 27th from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Buttonwood Park Zoo for a magically wild evening of delectable bites, cocktails, encounters with animal residents, our annual “Zoolala” auction, live music by James Montgomery & Friends . Your support of this event helps us provide high-quality educational programs to the community, as well as helps BPZOO maintain a high standard of animal care. Purchase Tickets “Take a bid on the wild side” and support the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society as you explore one-of-a-kind experiences, artful creations, unique gifts, and much more. Your contribution provides critical support for New Bedford’s beloved local zoo. By participating, you protect endangered wildlife, connect our community to nature, and safeguard the sustainability of this treasured organization for generations to come. Auction will go live at 8:00 am, Tuesday, June 18th and will close at 9:00 pm during the Soiree. Browse and Bid Soiree at the Zoo Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) Thank You to Our 2024...

Zoolala Auction

Thursday, June 13th – Thursday, June 27th Online Fundraising Auction Support the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society as you explore one-of-a-kind experiences, artful creations, unique gifts, and much more – all from the comfort of your home! Your contributions provide critical support for New Bedford’s beloved local zoo. By participating, you protect endangered wildlife, connect our community to nature, and safeguard the sustainability of this treasured organization for generations to come. Start Your Bidding Here Just a few of the amazing items in this year’s Zoolala Auction Unique Experiences Red Sox Tickets Dining Packages Animal...

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!