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2020 Zoo Season: Early April–Oct 31

2020 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.

April 2020

Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12
Opening Weekend

We plan to open for our 2020 season Saturday, April 11th! Please note that this will be a soft opening with limited operations. Smaller food venues and gift shops will be closed. Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern and the Purple Peacock Gift shop will be open, however. Certain rides and attractions may also be closed during our opening week. Please also be aware that some animals will not be outside for visitors to view. Depending on the weather, some species will need to remain indoors until daytime and nighttime temperatures are consistently warm enough to safely move them to their outdoor habitats. More information will be available closer to the start of the season.

April 11 and 12 will be non-peak season dates, so non-peak season rates* will be available for admission purchased at the entrance:

Zoo-It-All: $30/person ages 3+
Admission Only: $20/person ages 3+

*Non-peak season rates are only available to purchase at the entrance on non-peak season dates during the 2020 season: April 11-17, April 27-May 8, and weekdays September 1-October 31 (Mon-Fri only, excludes weekends and holidays).

Non-peak season rates are not available online. Pre-purchased tickets may be used on non-peak season dates, however refunds or difference credits will NOT  be applied to these tickets.

Wednesday, April 29
Senior Savers Day

We are offering a special discounted rate of $15 for Admission Only purchased at our entrance for Seniors (adults ages 62 or older) on certain Wednesdays during the season! 

2020 Senior Saver Wednesdays:
April 29, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 24, 2020
July 29, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 23, 2020

*Offer only available for Admission Only (general admission) and is not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on Senior Savers Days. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.) and cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

May 2020

Saturday, May 2
Zoo Neighbors Day

We are showing our neighbors some love with a special discount day! Residents of Mendon, Millville, & Uxbridge pay $15 for Admission Only (general admission) when they purchase admission at our entrance and show a valid ID.

*Offer only available for Admission Only (general admission) and is not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on May 2, 2020. 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.

Saturday, May 9 & Sunday May 10
Mother’s Day Weekend

We are saying thank you to all the moms out there with a special discount during Mother’s Day Weekend! Admission for moms will be $15 on May 9, 2020 and May 10, 2020.

*Offer only available for Admission Only (general admission) and is not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on May 9, 2020 and May 10, 2020. 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 will only be applied to admission of mothers and cannot be applied to admission of additional party members.

Saturday, May 16
Law Enforcement & First Responder Day

We are thanking those who help keep our community safe! Admission Only (general admission) will be free for police officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, 911 dispatchers, correctional officers, and other law enforcement officials and first responders on May 16th. Credentials (such as police, fire, EMT, etc. badge/ID) must be presented for offer.

*Offer only available for Admission Only (general admission) and is not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on May 16, 2020. 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 will only be applied to admission of law enforcement official or first responder and cannot be applied to admission of additional party members.

Sunday, May 17
Turtle Day

Learn all about turtles and tortoises during this educational event! Our docents will have educational tables set up within the zoo.

*Event is included with admission.

Wednesday, May 27
Senior Savers Day

We are offering a special discounted rate of $15 for Admission Only purchased at our entrance for Seniors (adults ages 62 or older) on certain Wednesdays during the season!

2020 Senior Saver Wednesdays:
April 29, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 24, 2020
July 29, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 23, 2020

*Offer only available for Admission Only (general admission) and is not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on Senior Savers Days. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.) and cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Sunday, May 31
Military Families Day

We are extending our daily military discount during this event! Zoo-It-All (general admission plus rides) admission will be free for active service people and veterans, and Zoo-It-All admission will be a discounted rate of $20 for the dependents of active service people and the dependents of veterans.

*Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on Military Families Day. 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. Military ID or other proof of service is required for offer.

 

Daily Military Discount: In addition to Military Families Day, we do offer military rates that are available daily during our normal season. Military ID or other proof of service required for discount.

Active service people: Free Admission Only (General Admission)
Dependents of active service people: $15 Admission Only (General Admission)
Veterans: $15 Admission Only (General Admission)

*Daily military rates are available for admission only and cannot be applied to Zoo-It-All admission. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.) and cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

June 2020

Sunday, June 7
Mad About Monkeys Day

This day is for people who are bananas about primates! Visitors can learn about the many monkeys and apes found in our zoo, and we will offer some fun primate-themed activities.

*Event is included with admission.

Saturday, June 13
Honor Teachers Day

Admission Only (general admission) will be free for Teachers on Honor Teachers Day. A valid MTA card, faculty ID, or other teaching credential is required for the offer.

*Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on June 13, 2020. 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.

Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21
Father’s Day Weekend

We are saying thank you to all the dads out there with a special discount during Father’s Day Weekend! Admission for dads will be $15 on June 20, 2020 and June 21, 2020.

*Offer only available for Admission Only (general admission) and is not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on June 20, 2020 and June 21, 2020. 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 will only be applied to admission of fathers and cannot be applied to admission of additional party members.

Wednesday, June 24
Senior Savers Day

We are offering a special discounted rate of $15 for Admission Only purchased at our entrance for Seniors (adults ages 62 or older) on certain Wednesdays during the season!

2020 Senior Saver Wednesdays:
April 29, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 24, 2020
July 29, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 23, 2020

*Offer only available for Admission Only (general admission) and is not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on Senior Savers Days. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.) and cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

July 2020

Saturday, July 4
Fourth of July

In celebration of Independence Day, we are offering discounted rates of $20 Admission Only and $30 Zoo-It-All Admission.

Some animals will even receive some themed enrichment on this day!

*Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on July 4, 2020. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.) and cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Sunday, July 19
Zoo Babies Day

Say hello to all of this year’s newest arrivals during this event! Birth certificates will be placed around the zoo to highlight the baby animals born within the past year, and our docents will have educational tables set up around the zoo.

*Event included with admission. Visitors will not be able to touch or hold baby animals during this event.

Saturday, July 25 & Sunday, July 26
Christmas in July

Celebrate Christmas in July! The zoo will be decorated, visitors can enjoy holiday music, and kids will even have the chance to meet Santa Claus.

*Event included with admission.

Wednesday, July 29
Senior Savers Day

We are offering a special discounted rate of $15 for Admission Only purchased at our entrance for Seniors (adults ages 62 or older) on certain Wednesdays during the season!

2020 Senior Saver Wednesdays:
April 29, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 24, 2020
July 29, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 23, 2020

*Offer only available for Admission Only (general admission) and is not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on Senior Savers Days. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.) and cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

August 2020

Saturday, August 1
EARTH Awareness Day

Learn about a variety of zoological and conservation topics during this educational event! Visiting exhibitors and vendors will be set up within the zoo, and our interns will be presenting their research projects. Learn about a variety of topics including beekeeping, endangered species, wetlands, birds of prey, and more.

Sunday, August 9
Sounds of Africa

Enjoy a day of African music, drumming, and dance in the zoo!

*Event is included with admission.

Sunday, August 23
Summer Slam Safari Scavenger Hunt

Test out your zoo knowledge during our annual scavenger hunt event and possibly win a prize! Scavenger hunts of varying difficulties will be available including Wicked Hard!

*Event is included with admission.

Wednesday, August 26
Senior Savers Day

We are offering a special discounted rate of $15 for Admission Only purchased at our entrance for Seniors (adults ages 62 or older) on certain Wednesdays during the season!

2020 Senior Saver Wednesdays:
April 29, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 24, 2020
July 29, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 23, 2020

*Offer only available for Admission Only (general admission) and is not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on Senior Savers Days. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.) and cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Saturday, August 29
Back to School Bonanza

Enjoy one last big zoo trip before school starts up! Adults pay child price for Admission Only (general admission) during this event.

*Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on August 29, 2020. Offer not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.) and cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

September 2020

Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13
Massachusetts Weekend

 MA residents can enjoy discounted admission for themselves and guests during Massachusetts weekend! Admission Only (general admission) will be $15 and Zoo-It-All (admission plus rides) will be $20 for MA residents. The individual purchasing tickets must have a valid state ID. Two discounted tickets may be purchased per ID.

*Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on September 12, 2020 and September 13, 2020. 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.

Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20
Rhode Island & Connecticut Weekend

RI and CT residents can enjoy discounted admission for themselves and guests during Rhode Island & Connecticut weekend! Admission Only (general admission) will be $15 and Zoo-It-All (admission plus rides) will be $20 for RI and CT residents. The individual purchasing tickets must have a valid state ID. Two discounted tickets may be purchased per ID.

*Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on September 19, 2020 and September 20, 2020. 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.

Wednesday, September 23
Senior Savers Day

We are offering a special discounted rate of $15 for Admission Only purchased at our entrance for Seniors (adults ages 62 or older) on certain Wednesdays during the season!

2020 Senior Saver Wednesdays:
April 29, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 24, 2020
July 29, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 23, 2020

*Offer only available for Admission Only (general admission) and is not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on Senior Savers Days. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.) and cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27
Vermont, New Hampshire, & Maine Weekend

VT, NH, and ME residents can enjoy discounted admission for themselves and guests during Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine weekend! Admission Only (general admission) will be $15 and Zoo-It-All (admission plus rides) will be $20 for VT, NH, and ME residents. The individual purchasing tickets must have a valid state ID. Two discounted tickets may be purchased per ID.

*Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on September 26, 2020 and September 27, 2020. 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.

Saturday, September 26
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!

Sunday, September 27
Honor Teachers Day

Admission Only (general admission) will be free for Teachers on Honor Teachers Day. A valid MTA card, faculty ID, or other teaching credential is required for the offer.

*Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on September 27th, 2020. 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.

Sunday, September 27
Families With Multiples Day

Families with sets of twins, triplets, and other multiples can save big during this event! On September 27th, Admission Only (general admission) will be $15 for the admission of families with sets of multiples.

*Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on September 27th, 2020. 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. Offer not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers. Discount only applies to admission of families with twins, triplets, etc. and discount is only applied to the admission parents/guardians and their children.

September 30 – January 3
Wednesday-Sunday Evenings
World of Lights

Join us for an all NEW event! Our zoo will be illuminated by a spectacular Chinese Festival of Illumination during this nighttime event.

*World of Lights is not included with normal zoo admission and requires its own seperate, date specific ticket. Click “Learn More” for more information.

October 2020

Tuesay, October 6
Law Enforcement & First Responders Day

We are thanking those who help keep our community safe! Admission Only (general admission) will be free for police officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, 911 dispatchers, correctional officers, and other law enforcement officials and first responders on October 6th. Credentials (such as police, fire, EMT, etc. badge/ID) must be presented for offer.

*Offer only available for Admission Only (general admission) and is not available for Zoo-It-All admission. Discounted rate is only available at the entrance on October 6, 2020. 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 will only be applied to admission of law enforcement official or first responder and cannot be applied to admission of additional party members.

Sunday, October 18 – Saturday, 31
Zoo Boo Days

Join us for Halloween fun during our annual Zoo Boo Days event! The zoo will be decorated, and trick or treating will be available on weekends! Some animals will also receive pumpkins and other Halloween themed enrichment during this event. Please note that some Zoo Boo offer details have changed for 2020. See details below.

Zoo Boo Weekdays: Admission Only will be $20* for adults and seniors and FREE for children ages 3-12! Please be aware that trick or treating will not be available Monday-Friday, but kids will receive a goody bag at the entrance.

*The $20 offer will not be available on weekends during Zoo Boo Days.

 Zoo Boo Weekends: Children in costume receive free Admission Only on weekends during Zoo Boo Days. Trick or Treating will be available within the zoo as well.

*Event takes place during normal zoo hours of 10:00am-4:00pm. Children must be accompanied by a paid adult. 2 children 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 admission only and cannot be applied to Zoo-It-All admission, EARTH memberships, or Value Passes.

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