Black Bear Express

All Aboard! The Black Bear Express provides fun, entertainment for the entire family! Tour the Zoo on our Wattman trackless electric train. The Black Bear Express is ADA certified, making it wheelchair accessible for children and adults.

Train rides are $2 (1 ticket) per person. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available for purchase in the North Woods Gift Store. Children under 12 months ride free.

All proceeds from the Black Bear Express and Wildlife Carousel support educational programming and family events funded by the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society. For more information call (508) 991-4556 x 114.


Train & Carousel Winter Hours
Open Mondays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
     Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
   (weather dependent)

Thank you to Ronald McDonald House Charities, MGN Family Foundation, Fred Smialek, Henry and Marion Wainer, Tim and Melissa Walsh and MacLean Children’s Fund for their contributions to the Black Bear Express.