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Hours & Prices

Please be aware that we are currently closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For a complete list of what you can expect during your visit, click here.

You MUST purchase your tickets online in advance. Tickets are non-refundable and may not be rescheduled due to weather.


Summer Hours are April – October

9:00am – 5:00pm, daily (with the last admission at 4:15pm)

Winter Hours are November – March

9:00am – 4:00pm, daily (with the last admission at 3:15pm)


The Buttonwood Park Zoo is open year-round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Please note: We do not allow pets inside the Zoo.


New Bedford Resident Admission
(Must show proof of New Bedford Residency)

  • Adult: $7.50
  • Senior/Student: $6
  • Child (Ages 3-12): $4.50
  • Child Under Age 3: FREE

Non-Resident Admission

  • Adult: $10
  • Senior/Student: $8
  • Child (Ages 3-12): $6
  • Child Under Age 3: FREE


  • Parking is free
  • The Zoo accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.
  • Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more with advanced registration. Call (508) 991-6178 ext. 67413 for more information.

A baby red panda!? 

On June 4th, the BPZOO welcomed the first red panda cub to be born here in its 126 year history!

Congratulations to first time parents - Marie and Jacob