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 21st 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 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!

Rain Date for Party for the Planet is Saturday, April 28th.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.



Thank you to our awesome participants!

Westport River Watershed Alliance Buzzards Bay Coalition
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust
UMass Dartmouth Sustainability 
Mass Audubon SouthCoast Sanctuaries New Bedford Energy Now
Mass in Motion New Bedford – The New Bedford Farmers Market
New Bedford Art Museum / ArtWorks!
National Park Service
New Bedford Health Department / SouthCoast Hospitals





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