Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet is the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! More than 100 AZA accredited zoos and aquariums across the country celebrate with activities, giveaways, and special events.

Join us at the Buttonwood Park Zoo on Saturday, April 22nd, as we offer our visitors the opportunity to learn and participate in fun activities presented by local organizations that speak to sustainable living and making choices to ensure the health of our planet for generations to come.

There will also be fun giveaways, music, games, face painting, a fire truck, earth day inspired enrichment demos with the animals, and so much more! It’s a party for the planet, come celebrate with us!

11:00am – 2:00pm – Local organizations on site with fun activities & give-a-ways
11:00am – 2:00pm – New Bedford Fire Department on site
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy
11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm – Wattsville Game Show by Eversource (in the Wildlife Education Center)
11:00am – 2:00pm – Face painting
12:00pm – 2:00pm – Fun 107 remote broadcast with Moana and Pocahontas

Conservation Keeper Chats and Earth Day Inspired Enrichment Demos:
11am- Beaver Encounter
11:30am- Seal Feed
12pm- Bison Enrichment
12:30pm- Elephant
1pm- Aquatics (Wildlife Education Center)
1:30pm- Otter Enrichment
2pm-  Lynx Enrichment

Note: Rain date is Saturday, April 29th.






Thank you to our awesome participants!

Westport River Watershed Alliance
Buzzards Bay Coalition
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
Sharing the Harvest Community Farm
UMass Dartmouth Sustainability 
Mass Audubon SouthCoast Sanctuaries
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Sharing the Harvest Community Farm
Green World Vision
Eversource Wattsville Game Show
New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches
Fun 107
Mass in Motion New Bedford – The New Bedford Farmers Market
New Bedford Art Museum / ArtWorks!
Bristol County Beekeepers Association
National Park Service, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
New Bedford Energy Now
The Trustees
Our Sisters’ School
The Lloyd Center
350 Mass South Coast

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