Creature Creations

Creature Creations

Boo at the Zoo logo with pumpkin to look like a red panda. Listing dates and times of the event.

Creature Creations (Ages 3+)

Saturday, April 6, 2024

 12:30 – 1:30 pm & 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Featured Animal: Black Bear

Join us for Creature Creations, an indoor painting class led by instructor Kathleen Patrick and a zoo educator. This fun program will introduce your child to a featured animal, either inside the classroom or at an animal habitat.


Members: $16 per ticket

Non-Members: $27 per ticket


One ticket includes admission for one child and one accompanying adult. Only registered children can participate in the program. Additional admission tickets are available at the door.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Unregistered children (including siblings) can not attend.

Questions? Contact the Education Department at (508) 991- 4556 ext.110 or email

Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet

Funded by:

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Free with Zoo Admission!

It’s a party for the planet, come celebrate with us!

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 20th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, when we will offer our visitors the opportunity to explore, learn, and play with us during this free-with-admission event. Over 20 local organizations and businesses are coming together to celebrate green, sustainable living, and teach us how to make choices that will ensure the health of our planet for generations to come. Don’t forget to bring in any unwanted electronics (see details below).
The Zoo will have live music, a raffle, fun games, face painting, an ambulance on site, Earth Day-inspired enrichment demonstrations with our animals, and so much more!

Spring into Action by tracking the monarch butterfly migration north from their overwintering grounds in Mexico to coastal California through the United States and Canada. To capture how monarchs recolonize the breeding areas, report the first sightings of adults, milkweeds, and eggs and larvae to Journey North. Already seen your “first” spring observations? No problem! Please report all observations after these “firsts” to Journey North as well. Tag AZA during registration by adding AZA Party for the Planet in the comment section of your report.

Create Pollinator Spaces in your backyard! AZA is partnering with The National Wildlife Federation to expand native habitats across AZA-accredited facilities and their members. NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat® program helps to create and restore habitat and wildlife populations. Turning your yard, balcony container garden, work landscape, or roadside greenspace into a Certified Wildlife Habitat® is fun, easy, and can make a lasting difference for wildlife. Spring into Action with AZA and NWF in creating native habitats near you!

Electronic Waste Drop-off

Members of the community can also bring in any unwanted electronic items to drop off with the amazing team from UMass Dartmouth during Party for the Planet hours, regardless of whether or not they choose to then enter the Zoo. All E-Waste donations will receive one free child admission per party/family into Party for the Planet! Items that can be dropped off include:
  • Batteries (alkaline, car, boat [lead-acid], and rechargeable)
  • Printers
  • Computer or TV monitors ($20 fee for a tube [non-flat] variety)
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Phones
  • Tablets
  • Scanners
  • Fax machines
  • Cellphones, Blackberries, Palm Pilots
  • Stereo equipment (receivers, turntables, amplifiers, speakers)
  • Household appliances (toasters, toaster ovens, microwaves, blenders, clock radios, mixers, George Forman Grilles, etc)
  • Other consumer electronics
Red, White and Brew at the Zoo

Red, White and Brew at the Zoo

If you LOVE craft brews and the great outdoors, grab your friends and enjoy a wild night at the Zoo!

Ticket purchase provides you with zoo admission, your own souvenir sampling glass, unlimited beer/wine samples, animal encounters, and great live entertainment! Food will be available for purchase during the event.This is a 21+ event, so have your ID ready at the gate! Doors open at 6:00 pm.

VIP Admission Perks!

  • A unique sampling glass
  • $10 voucher for food
  • Early Entrance to Brew – 5:00 pm!
  • VIP Only Samples

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the continued growth of the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s educational programs, ensuring that South Coast families will always have a way to experience nature close to home.

Want your brewery, winery, or food truck to join in on the fun? Contact Tabby at to learn more on how to register your business!

Tickets for BPZOO Members are on sale beginning 4/10 and for the General Public on 4/17!

$55 per person 

$30 for a Designated Driver*

*Please note, this ticket does NOT include beer & wine tasting.

Tickets for BPZOO Members are on sale beginning 4/10 and for the General Public on 4/17!

$90 per person 

$40 for a Designated Driver*

*Please note, this ticket does NOT include beer & wine tasting.




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Toe Jam Puppet Band

Toe Jam Puppet Band


Rockin’ band for KIDS and their grown-ups, enjoy Toe Jam Puppet Band every Monday at the Buttonwood Park Zoo!

Toe Jam will play two 45-minute shows at 10:00 am and 11:30 am. The cost is $10/family after admission.


  • January, February, and March: Inside the classrooms
  • April – September: Outside unless noted otherwise
  • October: Outside only
  • November: Inside the classroom


  • May 29th (Memorial Day)
  • September 4th (Labor Day)
  • October 9th (Indigenous Peoples Day)
  • All of December


Check the Zoo’s or Toe Jam’s Facebook & Instagram pages for any cancellations.

Do you visit us two or three times a year!?

Then you need a BPZOO Membership!