2016 Special Events Calendar

All events take place at Southwick’s Zoo unless stated otherwise. Event dates and details are subject to change, so please check back frequently.

Click here for a schedule of EARTH events including Member Appreciation After Hours

April

Saturday, April 9 – Opening Day
Join us for the first day of our 2016 season! The zoo will be open normal hours of 10am-4pm.

May

Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8 – Mother’s Day Weekend
We’re showing our appreciation for moms by offering half priced general admission to mothers!

Saturday, May 21 – Military Families Day
Active service people and veterans receive a free combo admission (general admission + wristband for unlimited mechanical rides) for themselves. Dependents of active service people or veterans pay half price for their combo admission. *Military ID or other proof of service required for offer.

June

Sunday, June 5 – Honor Teachers Day
We’re thanking our educators for their hard work by offering teachers free general admission! ID required to receive discount.

Sunday, June 12 – Mad About Monkeys Day
We’re bananas about primates! Join us at the zoo for a day full of monkey and ape themed events and activities. Takes place during normal zoo hours of 10am-4pm and is included with normal admission rates.

Friday, June 17 – EARTH Bash
6pm-11pm, 21+ Only
Spend an evening at the zoo while you support environmental education. This is EARTH Ltd‘s largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds go towards EARTH’s educational programming. EARTH Bash guests can explore the zoo after-hours, enjoy food and drinks, bid in the live and silent auction, and more. Check back for more details. Tickets on sale soon.

Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19 – Father’s Day Weekend
We’re offering dads half priced general admission this weekend!

July

Sunday, July 17 – ZooBabies Day
We’re celebrating all of this year’s new zoo babies! This event features a zoo baby scavenger hunt and more. Takes place during normal zoo hours of 10am-5pm and is included with our normal admission rates.

August

Saturday, August 6 – EARTH Awareness Day
Join us a the zoo for guest exhibitors and presentations. Previous years have included bee keepers, veterinarians, and more. Our interns will also have their projects on display. Takes place during normal zoo hours of 10am-5pm and is included with our normal admission rates.

Sunday, August 21 – Summer Safari Scavenger Hunt
Test your zoo knowledge with our annual scavenger hunt! Different scavenger hunts will be available for different age groups. Winners receive a prize. Takes place during normal zoo hours of 10am-5pm and is included with our normal admission rates.

September

Saturday, September 10 – Winos For Rhinos
5:00pm-8:00pm, 21+ Only
Sample wine while you help save the rhinos! Proceeds from this event go to the International Rhino Foundation. Check back for more details.

Sunday, September 11 – Massachusetts Day
Buy One Get One free general admission for MA residents. ID required. One free admission per ID.

Sunday, September 18 – Rhode Island & Connecticut Day
Buy One Get One free general admission for RI and CT residents. ID required. One free admission per ID.

Sunday, September 25 – New Hampshire, Vermont, & Maine Day
Buy One Get One free general admission for NH, VT, and ME residents. ID required. One free admission per ID.

October

October 22-30 – Zoo Boo Days
Family friendly Halloween fun at the zoo! Zoo Boo Days take place during our normal hours of 10ma-5pm. Children ages 3-12 in costume receive free general admission. Kids can trick or treat in the zoo and certain animals will be given pumpkins as enrichment. More details will be available closer to the event.