Zoo Events

All events take place at Southwick’s Zoo unless stated otherwise. Event dates and details are subject to change without notice, so please check back frequently. Southwick’s Zoo remains open on all holidays during the zoo season (April through October).

Note to EARTH Members: Visit EARTH Limited‘s website for this year’s EARTH Member Appreciation After-Hours.

September 2021

Saturday, September 18
Honor Teachers Day

We are thanking teachers for all of their hard work with free admission on Saturday, September 18th! A valid MTA card, faculty ID, or other teaching credential is required for the offer. Offer only available at the door and not available online.

 

*Discounted rate is only available September 18, 2021. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.) and cannot be applied to EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers. Discount only applies to admission of teachers and cannot be applied to admission of additional party members.

October 2021

New England Discount Days

New England residents can enjoy discounted admission for themselves and guests on their state’s Day! Admission (does not include Skyfari & Train) at the entrance will be $15 for state residents during their state’s weekend. The individual purchasing tickets must have a valid state ID. Two discounted tickets may be purchased per ID. Offer not available online.

 

• Sunday, October 3rd: VT, NH, & ME Day
• Sunday, October 10th: RI & CT Day
• Sunday, October 17th: MA Day

*State resident discounts only at the entrance on their respective days. Offer not available online. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.) and cannot be applied to EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers. Offer not valid for Festival of Illumination.

Sunday, October 24
Harvest Fest

Celebrate fall at the zoo during our annual Harvest Fest event! This event features craft and farmers market vendors, live entertainment, and more. More info coming soon!

*We are not accepting vendor applications at this time. Please check back soon for updates*

Saturday, October 30th & Sunday, October 31st
Zoo Boo Weekend

Join us for Halloween fun during our annual Zoo Boo event! Purchase admission at the entrance for one adult and receive one free admission for a child (ages 3-12) in costume! One free child allowed per paid adult. Some animals will also receive pumpkins and other Halloween themed enrichment during this event.

*Zoo Boo offer is only available at the entrance during our normal hours of operation. Offer DOES NOT apply to the Festival of Illumination event.

*Event takes place during normal zoo hours of operation (10am-4pm). Children must be accompanied by a paid adult. 1 child free allowed per paying adult. Offer is only available for families and is not valid for birthday parties, private event packages, field trips, day cares, boy scout or girl scout troops, corporate outings, or other groups. Offer applies to zoo admission only and cannot be applied to Festival of Illumination tickets, EARTH memberships or Value Passes.

Fall/Winter 2021

September – November 24: Walk Thru

November 26 to January 2: Drive Thru with Winter Wonderland

www.festivalofillumination.com

We have partnered with the award-winning Zigong Lantern Group, working together over the past two years to create this amazing event, and are thrilled to offer our guests a premium, one of a kind Chinese Lantern Experience!

Guests will travel the globe through the incredible artistry of handcrafted Chinese Lanterns and be immersed in the magical world of imagination and illumination. This event features three-dimensional lanterns hand crafted for Southwick’s Zoo as well as specialty foods, entertainment, and more.

Starting November 26th, The Festival of Illumination will combine with our annual Winter Wonderland event and will transition into a drive thru experience. Click here to learn more about Winter Wonderland featuring the Festival of Illumination.

Buy Tickets for Sept – Nov 24

Buy Tickets for Nov 26 – Jan 2

*Festival of Illumination requires it’s own event specific ticket. Zoo tickets, Value Passes, EARTH Memberships, etc. cannot be used for or applied to the admission of Festival of Illumination.

Festival of Illumination Frequently Asked Questions