NOTICE: Southwick's Zoo is closed for the winter. Please check back soon for 2021 season updates.
Our mission is to provide an extensive zoological collection and education facility for our visitors. We strive to promote an exciting environment for a positive family experience. We hope you enjoy your experience at Southwick’s and make it a regular family tradition. We thank you for your patronage.
His unique collection of rare birds brought visitors from all over the Blackstone Valley and beyond. His knowledge and dedication led him to be acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on migratory waterfowl.
Although Justin was urged to place a donation box at the entrance in 1956, the Zoo’s official opening was in 1963, and incorporated in 1965. Southwick’s has since grown and expanded to become home to over 850 exotic animals from around the world, including many endangered species.
Privately owned by the Brewer (Southwick) family, the Zoo does not receive federal, state, or local funding of any kind; it depends solely on the admission proceeds from Zoo visitors and patrons.