Red, White and Brew at the Zoo

Red, White and Brew at the Zoo

Red, White and Brew Returns!

Come join the fun at Buttonwood Park Zoo on Friday, May 20th for our annual Red, White & Brew beer tasting event!

You will enjoy UNLIMITED samples from these awesome breweries!

  • Narragansett Brewing
  • Two Roads Brewing
  • Shipyard Brewing/Sea Dog Brewing
  • Bull Spit Brewing
  • Greater Good Imperials
  • Devil’s Purse Brewing
  • Dogfish Head Brewing
  • Castle Island Brewing
  • Moat Mountain Brewing
  • Long Trail Brewing/ Otter Creek Brewing
  • Carlson’s Orchards
  • Topo Chico & Arnold Palmer Hard Teas
  • Vizzy Seltzer & Blue Moon Brewing
  • Lone River Ranch Water & Guinness Nitro Coffee Stout



  • Aeronaut Brewing Company
  • Exhibit A Brewing
  • Gardner Ale House (Moon Hill Brewing)
  • Moby Dick Brewing
  • Sam Adams
  • Buttonwood Brewery
  • Sons of Liberty Brewing
  • Whalers Brewing Company
  • Medusa Brewing Company
  • Sour Not Sorry
  • Buzzards Bay Brewery
  • Mayflower Brewing Company
  • The Sangria Lady
  • Newport Craft Brewing

Ticket purchase provides you with zoo admission, your own souvenir sampling glass, unlimited beer/wine samples, animal encounters, and great live entertainment by The Khourys and Craig DeMello!This is a 21+ event, so have your ID ready at the gate! Doors open at 6:00pm.Food will be available for purchase during the event.A portion of the proceeds will benefit the continued growth of the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s educational programs, ensuring that Southcoast families will always have a way to experience nature close to home.

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

Want your brewery, winery, or food truck to join in on the fun? Contact Kris at kcaisse@bpzoo.org to learn more on how to register your business!

Designated Driver tickets are available!

(please note, this ticket does NOT include beer & wine tasting)

We can hardly wait!








Zoolala Auction

Zoolala Auction

Support the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society as you explore one-of-a-kind experiences, artful creations, unique gifts, and much more – all from the comfort of your home! Your contributions provide critical support for New Bedford’s beloved local zoo. By participating, you protect endangered wildlife, connect our community to nature, and safeguard the sustainability of this treasured organization for generations to come.


America’s Small Zoos Face Grim Future Amidst Shutdown

America’s Small Zoos Face Grim Future Amidst Shutdown

The zoo sits on the southeast coast of Massachusetts on the way to Cape Cod. It’s one of the oldest and most unique in the country, sitting only 7 acres in size.

“Everything from Asian elephants to small monkey species, otters, a lot of native species. A diverse animal population here that the community really loves,” said zoo director Keith Lovett of the animals.

It survives on city funds, fundraising, and like most other zoos, admission. Closing was, and still is, a tough financial hit. This is the time of year when Buttonwood makes the most money.

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SouthCoast Summer: 5 things you didn’t know about Buttonwood Park Zoo

SouthCoast Summer: 5 things you didn’t know about Buttonwood Park Zoo

SouthCoast Summer: 5 things you didn’t know about Buttonwood Park Zoo


Longer days and warmer weather means just one thing in New Bedford: It’s time to visit Buttonwood Park Zoo. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, the zoo is in year three of a 15-year master plan that will redevelop and revamp the “hidden gem” that is Buttonwood Park Zoo.

With new programming that puts education and preservation at the forefront, festivities surrounding its anniversary, plus the animals that New Bedford residents have known and loved for years, it’s more than worth it to check out what’s happening inside the zoo’s gates.

Need more convincing? Check out these five things you didn’t know about the zoo.

Source: SouthCoast Summer: 5 things you didn’t know about Buttonwood Park Zoo