Southwick's Zoo is closed for the winter. 2021 season info coming soon.

NOTICE: Southwick's Zoo is closed for the winter. Please check back soon for 2021 season updates.

Shows & Keeper Talks

All shows and presentations are weather permitting.

EARTH Ltd’s Live Animal Presentations

Live Animal Presentations at the EARTH Discovery Center

Location: EARTH Discovery Center stage

Stop by the EARTH Discovery Center to watch one of our live presentations and meet a few of our animal ambassadors! Shows at EARTH focus on educating others about environmental issues including animal ecology, adaptations, endangered species, and more.

Did you know you can also go inside the EARTH Discovery Center? Be sure to step inside after the show and see a few more of our education animals up close and ask our education coordinators your animal related questions!

Bird Presentations

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Bird Presentations at the Bird Show Arena

Location: Bird Show Arena

Learn more about some of our beautiful and intelligent birds during these informative shows presented by our bird trainers and EARTH Limited! We offer three different bird presentations: Avian Adventures, Bird Brains, and Wild Wings. Audiences will see a variety of birds and learn about topics including natural behaviors, how our avian team trains our birds, and parrot conservation efforts. Some lucky visitors may even get to participate in a training session!

You may want a bring a dollar or two! Our sun conures, Polly and Piper, will be flying during some shows to retrieve them from you! Half of the donations they collect will be given to The Bird Endowment to build nest boxes for wild Blue-throated Macaws (a critically endangered species), and half will be used to purchase toys and enrichment supplies to help keep our birds happy and healthy!

Ask the Zoo Crew Stage

Location: Zoo Crew Stage (in front of Patagonian Cavy habitat)

Stop by the Ask the Zoo Crew Stage, located just before the Patagonian Cavy habitat, to learn from our animal care staff, interns, and docents! A member of our zoo crew will be available at this location with an animal or educational artifact to educate and answer visitor questions.


The Zoo Crew schedule will be posted daily at the entrance and at the Zoo Crew Stage.

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