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 27th from 11am – 2pm, 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 be local organizations on site with fun activities, giveaways, music by DJ Danny Levin, face painting, earth day inspired enrichment demos with the animals, and so much more! It’s a party for the planet, come celebrate with us!

Conservation Keeper Chats and Earth Day Inspired Enrichment Demos
9:30a – Black Bear
10:30a – Cat Chat
11:00a – Animal Ambassador Encounter
11:30a – Harbor Seal
12:00p – Rainforests, Rivers & Reefs: Rainforest side
12:30p – Asian Elephant
1:00p – Rainforests, Rivers & Reefs: Ocean side
1:30p – River Otter
2:00p – Animal Ambassador Encounter
3:30p – Harbor Seal

Rain Date for Party for the Planet is Saturday, May 4th.

Thank you to our awesome participants!

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust
City of New Bedford DPI – Captain Plunger
New Bedford Art Museum / ArtWorks!
Renewal by Andersen
The Lloyd Center
New Bedford Whaling Natural History Park
Department of Children & Families
Friends Academy – Band of Friends
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
National Marine Life Center
Board of Health & Southcoast – Car seat check and installation
Bristol County Mosquito Control Project
The New Bedford Whaling Museum
Buzzards Bay Coalition
Girl Scout Troop 62754



Spring into action – beach cleanup

Please sign-up so we know how many people to expect!

For more info please contact:
Carrie Hawthorne
(508) 991-6178 ext. 67413