Visitor Info

2021 Zoo Season: April 12 - October 31

Open Daily: 10:00am - 4:30pm

Notice: Starting October 1, 2021, Southwick's Zoo will close at 4:00pm.

Southwick's Zoo is open all holidays during the zoo season (early April through October) and open rain or shine (please note that rides and some attractions as well as smaller food and retail venues are weather permitting).

Visitor information is subject to change without notice. Please check for updates when planning your zoo visit.

Have Questions? View our FAQs or contact our Guest Services at guestservices@southwickszoo.com.

Admission Information

2019 and 2020 Tickets: The expiration dates of unused tickets originally purchased for the 2019 or 2020 season have been extended until October 31, 2021. 

Online Special

Date & Time Specific Tickets

**We recommend buying tickets online for lowest rates and fastest service**

Save $5 per person when you purchase your admission online! (Regular admission rates: $30 (no rides) / $40 (with Skyfari & Train) )
Online Date & Time Specific Tickets are purchased for a specific visit date and entry time. If you purchase date & time specific tickets, and need to transfer them to another date due to weather, illness, etc, please email us at guestservices@southwickszoo.com.

This pricing is not available at the entrance. Click here for at the door admission pricing.

No Rides: $25/person

Children ages 2 years and under are free and do not require a ticket.

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With Skyfari & Train: $35/person

Children ages 2 years and under are free and do not require a ticket.

Includes: Unlimited rides on the Skyfari Ride* & Woodland Express Train. *Children must be at least 42″ tall to ride the Skyfari.
Does NOT include: Kiddie Rides, Pony Rides, Camel Rides, Rainforest Adventure Maze, or Soaring Eagle Zipline.
*Kiddie Rides are closed at this time*

Learn more about Rides & Attractions at Southwick's Zoo.

Online Flex Tickets

Tickets to use any day during the season

*Most Flexible Option*

Online Flex Tickets are single-day tickets that are valid to use for any day during our zoo season.  You do not need to select a specific date or entry time when purchasing Flex Tickets.

This pricing is not available at the entrance. Click here for at the door admission pricing.

No Rides: $35/person

Children ages 2 years and under are free and do not require a ticket.

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With Skyfari & Train: $45/person

Children ages 2 years and under are free and do not require a ticket.

Includes: Unlimited rides on the Skyfari Ride & Woodland Express Train. *Children must be at least 42″ tall to ride the Skyfari.
Does NOT include: Kiddie Rides, Pony Rides, Camel Rides, Rainforest Adventure Maze, or Soaring Eagle Zipline.
*Kiddie Rides are closed at this time*

Learn more about Rides & Attractions at Southwick's Zoo.

Regular Admission Rates (at the window)

This pricing is not available online.

The following pricing is available for admission tickets purchased at the entrance on the day of your visit. This pricing is not available online.

No Rides: $30/person

Children ages 2 years and under are free and do not require a ticket.

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With Skyfari & Train: $40/person

Children ages 2 years and under are free and do not require a ticket.

Includes: Unlimited rides on the Skyfari Ride & Woodland Express Train. *Children must be at least 42″ tall to ride the Skyfari.
Does NOT include: Kiddie Rides, Pony Rides, Camel Rides, or Rainforest Adventure Maze, Soaring Eagle Zipline.
*Kiddie Rides are closed at this time*

Learn more about Rides & Attractions at Southwick's Zoo.

Senior Savers Wednesdays

Available to purchase online or at the entrance on Wednesdays

Senior pricing only available Wednesdays

$20/Senior Citizen (ages 62 years+)

*Does not include rides.

Value Pass

 Online Only

Value Passes are punch cards that include 12 admissions. Each time you use an admission, we will punch a hole in the pass. Value Passes don't expire, so you do not need to use all 12 admissions in a single season!

If you purchase a Value Pass online, we will scan the barcode on your email confirmation at the entrance and provide you with your punch card ticket.

No Rides: $264

Children ages 2 years and under are free and do not require a ticket.

If You Have Pre-Purchased Admission

2019 and 2020 Tickets: The expiration dates of unused tickets originally purchased for the 2019 or 2020 season have been extended until October 31, 2021. Reservations are not needed to use pre-purchased admission.

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What is considered Pre-Purchased Admission?
Pre-purchased Admission Only or Zoo-It-All tickets, Library Passes, Value Passes, Free Passes, Donated Tickets, Corporate Tickets

NOTICE: Please note that mechanical kiddie rides are closed at this time.  There will be no discounts or refunds given if using Zoo-It-All admission.

EARTH Limited Members

EARTH Members do not need to make a reservation for their zoo visit.

Members must check in at the gate, so please have your keytag ready to scan (if you have not yet received your keytag or need a replacement, you can check in by name).

Military Rates

*Military rates are available at the entrance, however please be aware that they are not available online. A military ID or other proof of service must be presented at admissions to receive discount.

Active Service: free admission (does not include rides)

Dependents of Active Service: $15 admission (does not include rides)

Veterans: $15 admission (does not include rides) 

 

2021 Visitor Guidelines

If you are sick or believe you have been recently exposed to the COVID-19, please do not visit until well.

Zoo visitors are not required to wear a mask. However, we recommend that visitors who have not been vaccinated continue to wear a mask when in crowded areas or when in indoor locations. We will continue our current sanitation protocols, and hand sanitizer stations will remain through out the zoo.

Wash Your Hands Often

Please wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth if you have unwashed hands.

No Coolors or Outside Food

Guests cannot bring outside food (including coolers and full lunches) into the zoo. Smaller items such as small snacks, beverages (i.e. water bottles, juice, coffee, etc,), formula and other childcare necessities, or food required for medical reasons are permitted, however.

No Coolers, Backpacks, or Large Bags

Guests cannot bring coolers, standard size backpacks, or any other large bags, into the zoo. A small bag is permitted, however.

We reserve the right to inspect any bags brought into the zoo.

Additional Tips for Visiting During the 2021 Season

• Be respectful of other guests.
Rules and guidelines are in place for the benefit of you, your family, other visitors, our staff, and the animals.

• If it is a weekend or holiday with nice weather, we will have more visitors in the zoo.

• Some visitor groups are large families.
Please remember that what may appear to be a group of people not social distancing may actually be a larger family.

• When eating or drinking, please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitor groups.
Please also be respectful of other guests and refrain from eating or drinking while on a main pathways.