Bear’s Den Café 

For over 125 years, the Buttonwood Park Zoo has been proud to be part of the New Bedford community as the 12th oldest zoo in the United States. Nestled in beautiful Buttonwood Park, this seven-acre zoo provides generations of families with a connection to the natural world.

Cafe Hours

Open Daily 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Bear’s Den Café’s location in the Wildlife Education Center, combined with the wildlife mural and stunning views, make it a unique and exciting dining experience.

We offer a lunch and snack menu, which is perfect for visitors who want to refuel before or after exploring the center. And with indoor and outdoor seating, guests can choose to enjoy their meal inside or outside while taking in the sights and sounds of the wildlife and nature around them.

Thank you to On the Go Catering for providing the various sandwiches and snacks for the Café. This ensures that visitors can expect quality food that is both delicious and convenient.



Questions or comments? Email or call 508.991.4556 x115

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