Hours of Operation
NOTICE: October 31st will be the final day of our 2018 season. Zoo grounds will be closed until we open for our 2019 season on April 6, 2019. Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern remains open year round, however! Visit www.gallifords.com for hours and menus.
Open 7 days a week including all holidays during the season (April 6, 2019 – October 31, 2019). The zoo remains open rain or shine during the normal season.
Parking is always free at Southwick’s Zoo! Parking for the zoo is available in the large lot across the street from our main entrance. The smaller parking lot in front of the main entrance is for zoo visitors in need of handicap parking and for those just dining at Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern.
Admission may be purchased the day of your visit at the zoo’s entrance, or you may purchase tickets online.
Please note that Military Rates and Non-Peak Season Rates cannot be purchased in advance online and are only available at the zoo’s entrance.
Sorry, we cannot accept ripped, taped, or vandalized cash as payment at admissions.
Zoo-It-All Admission – Best Value!
(Previously called combo admission)
|Adult or Child (3-12)|
Note: For children 2 years and under, you can purchase individual ride tickets or a wristband for $20.
Zoo-It-All includes admission + Ride All Day Wristband
Ride wristbands may be used for: Mechanical Rides, the Skyfari Sky Ride, Woodland Express Train, & one free admission into Rainforest Adventure Maze (additional maze entries are a discounted rate of $3 with wristbands).
*Wristbands are only good for one day and cannot be shared. Ride wristbands do not include the Soaring Eagle Zipline, Pony Rides, or Camel Rides.
(previously called general admission)
|Children (3-12 years)|
Children 2 years and under free
|Seniors (62 years+)||$22|
|EARTH Ltd Members||Free|
*Admission Only does not include rides or the Rainforest Adventure Maze.
Military rates are only available for admission only tickets and not Zoo-It-All (rides can be purchased separately within the park, however). Military rates are not available online and are only available for admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance. Coupons and other discounts cannot be applied to military rates.
Active Service Person: Free
Dependent of Active Service Person: $14
*Military ID or other proof of service must be shown at the zoo’s admissions to be eligible for military rates.
Non-Peak Season Admission – New for 2019!
We are now offering a special discounted rate for those who visit during our non-peak season. Please be aware that during non-peak season dates, some kiddie rides, attractions, food venues (excluding Galliford’s), and retail (excluding the Purple Peacock) may be closed or have limited availability depending on the time of year.
Non-Peak Season Dates: April 6-12, April 22-May 3, May 6-10, & Weekdays Only September 9-October 18
*Holidays are excluded.
Non-Peak Season Zoo-It-All: $30/person ages 3+
Non-Peak Season Admission Only: $20/person ages 3+
Non-Peak Season Rates CANNOT be purchased online and are only available to purchase at the zoo’s entrance during non-peak season dates. Pre-purchased tickets (i.e. tickets purchased online) may be used during non-peak season dates, however refunds or difference credits will NOT be applied to these tickets.
Value Passes are the perfect way to get discounted admission for large families or those who want to visit the zoo multiple times during the season. These punch card passes contain 12 admissions at a discounted rate and may be used for children, adults, and seniors. Value Passes do not expire, so any remaining admissions on the pass may be used during next year’s season.
|12 Zoo-It-All Value Pass ($27/Zoo-It-All admission)|
Includes: Mechanical Kiddie Rides, Skyfari, Train, & One Free Admission to the Rainforest Adventure Maze (additional maze entries are a discounted rate of $3 with a wristband)
Does Not Include: Pony Rides, Camel Rides, Soaring Eagle Zip Line
Recommended Memorial Day-Labor Day.
|Admission Only Value Pass ($20/admission only)|
Does not include rides
Stroller & Wheelchair Rentals
In partnership with Scooterbug, we offer stroller, wagon, wheelchair, and scooter rentals for our visitors.
Double Stroller $10
Wheelchairs and scooters may be reserved in advance by calling 1-800-258-9182 ext 204. All reserved wheelchair and scooter rentals must be paid in full by credit card over the phone. Reserved rentals cannot be refunded. We have a limited number of rentals, if you do not reserve a wheelchair or scooter in advance, we cannot guarantee availability the day of your visit. Strollers and wagons cannot be reserved over the phone. Rental Guidelines
- Please keep in mind that we have a limited number of each rental. If you plan on renting a wheelchair or scooter, you may want to reserve it in advance.
- Visitors must show a photo ID to be eligible for a rental
- Rentals require either a refundable $10 deposit (cash only) OR an ID left at the rental booth. Note: The deposit will not be refunded if rental is returned to the entrance after 5:00pm.
- All rentals must be returned to the entrance no later than 5:00pm. If a rental is returned later than 5:00pm, the deposit will not be returned, or the ID may need to be mailed to the owner the next day.
- Renters must be at least 18 years of age to operate scooters.