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Noon Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year With Us!   WHOOOO says you have to wait until midnight to ring in the new year?  Grab your party hats and dancing shoes and head to the Zoo for a Noon Year’s Eve celebration! This unique, family-friendly celebration includes a dance party with DJ Danny Levin, fun with Mr. Bubble Man, exciting encounters with the Zoo’s animal ambassadors and a festive craft activity! Train and carousel rides, weather permitting, are also included.Ring in the New Year at NOON time by toasting with a slice of toast and sparkling apple juice! Friday, December 3110:30am – 12:30pm This event will be held OUTDOORS in our Buttonwood Farm/Nature Play area – please dress accordingly! Buy Tickets * This event will be held rain or shine *   Adult Non- Members: $12Child Non- Members: $10(includes zoo admission) Adult Members: $7Child Members: $5  Kids 1 & under are free Additional Information: Masks are required indoors for all guests over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status. Strongly recommended for children ages 2 -5. Masks are required upon entry into the Zoo, to use the restrooms and cafe, and to enter the Rainforest building.     Questions? Please contact Katie Sherman, Event Manager, at 508-991-4556 ext. 120 or ksherman@bpzoo.org

Cookies, Paws and Santa Claus

Enjoy Holiday Magic at Cookies, Paws and Santa Claus!   Jingle all the way over to the Buttonwood Park Zoo for some holiday fun at Cookies, Paws & Santa Claus! Let your creativity run wild as you decorate your own sweet treat and create some holiday magic at festive craft stations. With animal encounters, unlimited rides, delicious hot cocoa, and lots of memories to be made, you certainly won’t want to miss out on this family fun event! Don’t forget to bring your letter to Santa with your holiday wishes as he will be flying in for a visit to see his favorite friends! Saturday and SundayDecember 11, 12, 18, 1910:00am – 11:30am and 12:30pm to 2:00pm This event is now sold out Pre-registration is required and tickets are limited for each session. Member prices: Adults $12Children: $10 Non-Member prices: Adults $15Children: $13 Children under 3 are free Thank you to the following for donating cookies and services:Culinary Department at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical HighschoolFlour Girls Baking CompanyMad Good Cookies Additional Information: The Wildlife Education Center will be open exclusively for event guests. The activities and animal encounters will take place inside the building where masks are required for all guests over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status. Strongly recommended for children ages 2 -5. Photos with Santa will take place outside (masks not required). Train and carousel rides are included – weather dependent.   Questions? Please contact Katie Sherman, Event Manager, at 508-991-4556 ext. 120 or ksherman@bpzoo.org