Festival of Illumination Update:

Please be aware that the Grand Opening of the Festival of Illumination has been postponed to September 22, 2021 due to shipping delays. We are in the process of rescheduling tickets purchased for September 8-21. If you have Festival of Illumination tickets dated September 8-21, please email our Guest Services team at guestservices@southwickszoo.com with 1.) your Reservation ID number, 2.) your original ticket date & time, and 3.) the date and entry time you would like your tickets transferred to.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we apologize for the inconvenience!

Festival of Illumination

Travel the globe through the incredible artistry of handcrafted Chinese Lanterns and immerse yourself in the magical world of imagination and illumination. September 2021 to January 2, 2022.

 

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We are looking for fun and hardworking individuals to join the Southwick’s Zoo and Festival of Illumination team!

2021 Visitor Information

We are open! Please remember to review our visitor information page to help plan your zoo visit.

Zoo News

Festival of Illumination Grand Opening Rescheduled

Festival of Illumination Grand Opening Rescheduled

Southwick's Zoo has been one of New England's favorite destinations for over 55 years with guest experience as our top priority, therefore it is with careful consideration and due to circumstances beyond our control, the much-anticipated Grand Opening of the Festival...

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Hello Dolly!

Hello Dolly!

UPDATE: Dolly is still doing well, and now spends time outdoors! Zoo visitors can view her at the giraffe habitat, weather permitting. She is generally outside until about 4pm. ----- We are excited to announce the birth a female giraffe! Dolly was 6 feet tall at the...

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Join our Team!

Join our Team!

We are currently looking for hard working individuals to join our team for our current zoo season as well as our upcoming Festival of Illumination event! A variety of part-time, seasonal positions are available including Retail, Admissions, & Attractions Team...

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