Now through November 21, when you give the gift of membership or renew, you get a chance to win some great prizes, including:


1. Seal Encounter for 4: Our resident harbor seals are fan favorites, meet them in person!

2. Black Bear Encounter for 4: Get up close and personal with the Zoo's black bears, Toby, Amy and Ursula.

3. One of a kind elephant painting: Give an elephant lover a one-of-a-kind painting created by Emily & Ruth!


Purchase today & be automatically entered, see rules below.


Kick off the Holidays with the gift of membership & a chance to win!

* no purchase necessary

BPZoo Membership Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations


NO PLEDGE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Purchasing does not increase the chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. (including the District of Columbia) and Canada, 18 or older. All sweepstakes begin at 12:01 AM ET on November 7, 2018 The deadline to enter is on November 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET.


Winners will be selected at random on November 22, 2018. Deadlines for entry for each sweepstakes vary as specified below. A membership purchase within these deadlines results in an automatic entry. All times referenced are Eastern Time. To enter the sweepstakes without a purchase send a 3×5 card with full name, address, phone number, and email address to Buttonwood Park Zoo, c/o "Membership Sweepstakes", 425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740. One entry per person, per household. All entries must be complete to be eligible. This sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By entering sweepstakes, entrant consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Bristol County, Massachusetts for resolution of all disputes. Winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing approximately one month after the end of the fundraiser. Once submitted, entries become the sole property of the Buttonwood Park Zoo and will not be returned. Winners will be notified by phone, mail and/or email. If potential winner cannot be reached after 5 days from first notification attempt, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such prize will be forfeited. Entrants need not be present to win. In the event the winner declines the prize or if the prize is forfeited as stated above, another winner will be selected. In the event the second winner declines the prize or if the prize is forfeited, as stated above, the prize may be designated for another sweepstakes or fundraising auction. Persons affiliated with Buttonwood Park Zoo and Buttonwood Park Zoo Zoological Society are ineligible to win. Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, general release of claims and acceptance of prize, and a receipt. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with the prize, including if the prize is forfeited after acceptance. No substitution will be allowed and prizes may not be redeemed for cash or other consideration. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value of a prize. BPZoo is not responsible or liable for multiple entries completed or entered by other than human means or entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), tampered with, illegible, mutilated, forged, destroyed, incomplete, garbled, lost, misdirected, mechanically duplicated, mass machine printed, postage-due, or otherwise not in compliance with BPZoo Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations (and such entries will be disqualified). Information about the prize winners is available by mailing a request for the information to Buttonwood Park Zoo, c/o "Membership Sweepstakes LIST", 425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740.


(a) Prize is a Seal Encounter for 4.

Get up close and personal with the Zoo's resident harbor seals, Yellow and Blue. Learn about this mother - son duo, how we care for them and their unique traits. Participants will be able to meet and speak with a zookeeper, watch and/or participate in a training session, and help the zookeeper's provide the animals with enrichment. 

Total approximate retail value of prize is up to $299. 


(b) Prize is a Black Bear Encounter for 4.

Get up close and personal with the Zoo's black bears, Toby, Amy and Ursula. Participants will be able to meet and speak with a zookeeper, watch and/or participate in a training session, and help the zookeeper's provide the animals with enrichment inside their habitat. You may even receive a high five from one of the bears! 

Total approximate retail value of prize is up to $299. 


(c) Prize is a one of a kind elephant painting. 

Add a splash of wild to your home with a one-of-a-kind painting created by the Zoo's beloved Asian elephants, Emily and Ruth. The 24 x 24 painted canvas includes a picture of the girls and a certificate of authenticity.



Sweepstakes deadlines are subject to being extended and any extensions will be published online at https://www.bpzoo.org/memberpromo18. Dates, times, deadlines, price, and prizes subject to change. Estimated odds of winning are determined by the number of entries received.


**To enter the sweepstakes without purchasing a membership, please send a 3×5 card with full name, address, phone number, and email address to  the Buttonwood Park Zoo, c/o "Membership Sweepstakes", 425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740.**


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