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Individual and Family Memberships

Established in 1894, the Buttonwood Park Zoo has been creating lasting family memories for over 125 years. Your membership not only brings you all the benefits listed below, but allows you to start creating lasting memories of your own.


All membership levels receive:

  • Year-round access
  • 10% discount in the Northwoods Gift Shop
  • 10% discount at the Bear’s Den Cafe
  • Discounted rates on Zoo programs & events
  • Member only events
  • Exclusive local discounts
  • Reciprocal benefits including free or discounted admission to more than 100 zoos and aquariums

Please click here for Buttonwood Park Zoological Society’s Membership Terms & Conditions

Ready to purchase? Scroll down to the bottom of the page to buy or renew online!



for New Bedford residents

for non-residents

* Add a child (under 18) – $10 for the year

* Add a caregiver – $15 for the year

* 10% Senior & Military discount! (Senior discounts apply to adults 62 and older. An Active military ID is required for the military discount. Discount can only be applied at the North Woods Gift Store.)

* 5% discount on your first year when you enroll in auto-renewal. Use code AUTORENEW at checkout.


BPZOO Members receive exclusive discounts to local eateries and businesses!

BPZOO Members receive free or discounted admission to over 100 zoos and aquariums in the United States. 

Please be aware, due to COVID-19 there have been admission restrictions placed on most zoos, aquariums, and museums. For this reason, many institutions have chosen to temporarily suspend their participation in the AZA’s Reciprocal Admissions program. We highly recommend you contact any institution prior to your visit to confirm their current participation status in the reciprocal program to avoid any confusion when you arrive.

Questions? Please contact membership@bpzoo.org

Join Our Herd 

BPZOO Members get exclusive access to events, discounts on programs and discounts onsite plus lots of other great benefits.

Membership pays for itself in just over 2 visits!