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Hours & Prices

The Zoo will be open exclusively for Boo events all day on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31, as well as October 29 until 2:00pm. Special admission rates apply. If you would like to attend Boo at the Zoo, we strongly encourage purchasing your tickets online in advance. Entry is limited each hour and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door.

Masks ARE REQUIRED INDOORS for all guests over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status. Strongly recommended for children ages 2 -5.

Click here for updated zoo visit guidelines.


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.

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