Visitor Information

Buttonwood Park Zoo features over 50 different species and 30 exhibits, including elephants, bison, mountain lions, bears, eagles, seals, otters, and farm animals.
An average Zoo visit last approximately 1.5 hours.


To ensure your enjoyment of the Zoo,
please be aware of the following Zoo manners:

Child in Aquatics BuildingThe Zoo buildings and grounds are smoke free.

For the safety and comfort of other visitors and the Zoo animals, the following items are prohibited:

  • Pets
  • Bicycles
  • Scooters
  • Roller Skates
  • Glass Containers
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Balloons
  • Drinking Straws



The Zoo is fully accessible to the disabled, and a limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the front entrance.


Restrooms & First-Aid:

Restrooms are located in the Wildlife Education Center and the barn at Buttonwood Farm. The restrooms are handicap accessible. Baby changing stations are located in both men and women’s restrooms in the Wildlife Education Center. Special needs changing facilities are available.

First Aid assistance is available at the main entrance or by contacting any Zoo employee.

Strollers are welcome throughout the Zoo, but please be considerate to others when navigating in crowded viewing areas. The North Woods Gift Store has wagon rentals available for $6.