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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.

World Turtle Day

May 22, 2022

Learn all about turtles and tortoises from our Docents! 

*Included with admission.

Mad About Monkeys - A Party for Primates!

June 5, 2022

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.

*Included with admission.

Father's Day Weekend

June 18, 2022
& June 19, 2022

Admission purchased at the entrance for fathers will be a discounted rate of $20.

*Offer only available for general admission purchased at the entrance on June 18, 2022 and June 19, 2022. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission 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.

The Benefit EARTH Bash

June 24, 2022
5pm-10pm

EARTH Limited’s largest annual fundraiser is back for 2022! Guests will enjoy an evening in the zoo, dinner, an auction, live music, and more in support of environmental education.

Tickets on sale now.

Zoo Neighbors Day

June 27, 2022

Admission purchased at the entrance will be $20 for residents of Mendon, Uxbridge, and Millville! An ID must be presented to receive discount.

*Offer only available for general admission purchased at the entrance on June 27, 2022. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission 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. An ID must be presented to be eligible for offer.

Honor Teachers Day

July 3, 2022

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.

*Offer only available for general admission purchased at the entrance on July 3, 2022. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission 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.  A valid MTA card, faculty ID, or other teaching credential is required for the offer. Discount only applies to admission of teachers and cannot be applied to admission of additional party members.

4th of July Special

July 4, 2022

Admission purchased at the entrance will be $25 on the 4th of July!

*Offer only available for general admission purchased at the entrance on July 4, 2022. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission 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.

Zoo Babies day

July 17, 2022

Learn about 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.

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

*Offer only available for general admission purchased at the entrance on June 18, 2022 and June 19, 2022. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission 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.

Christmas in July Weekend

July 30, 2022
& July 31, 2022

Celebrate Christmas in July! The zoo will be decorated and kids will even have the chance to meet Santa Claus.

*Included with admission.

EARTH Awareness Day

August 6, 2022

Learn about a variety of topics relating to animals and conservation during this event. Our interns will be presenting their research projects, and we will have visiting exhibitors and vendors set up around the zoo.

*Included with admission.

Sounds of Africa

August 14, 2022

Visitors can experience modern and traditional African music, drumming, and dancing in the zoo during this dynamic event.

*Included with admission.

Summer Safari Scavenger Hunt

August 21, 2022

Show off your zoo knowledge during our annual scavenger hunt event! We will have scavenger hunts available for different difficulty levels. You may even win a prize!

*Included with admission.

Massachusetts Weekend

September 10, 2022
& September 11, 2022

Massachusetts residents can enjoy $20 general admission for themselves and guests during MA weekend!  The individual purchasing tickets must have a valid state ID. Two discounted tickets may be purchased per ID.

*Offer only available for general admission purchased at the entrance on September 10, 2022 and September 11, 2022. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission 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.  Valid state ID is required for the offer.

Rhode Island & Connecticut Weekend

September 17, 2022
& September 18, 2022

Rhode Island and Connecticut residents can enjoy $20 general admission for themselves and guests during RI & CT weekend!  The individual purchasing tickets must have a valid state ID. Two discounted tickets may be purchased per ID.

*Offer only available for general admission purchased at the entrance on September 17, 2022 and September 18, 2022. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission 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.  Valid state ID is required for the offer.

Maine, Vermont, & New Hampshire Weekend

September 24, 2022
& September 25, 2022

Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire residents can enjoy $20 general admission for themselves and guests during ME, VT, & NH weekend!  The individual purchasing tickets must have a valid state ID. Two discounted tickets may be purchased per ID.

*Offer only available for general admission purchased at the entrance on September 24, 2022 and September 25, 2022. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission 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.  Valid state ID is required for the offer.

Harvest Fest

October 23, 2022

Celebrate fall at the zoo during our annual Harvest Fest event! This event features local craft vendors, live entertainment, and more!

*Included with admission.

Zoo Boo Weekend

October 29-31, 2022

Join us for family friendly Halloween fun! Children ages 3-12 in costume will receive free general admission. *Children must be accompanied by a paid adult.

*Offer only available for general admission purchased at the entrance October 29-31, 2022. Offer not available for pre-purchased admission 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 DOES NOT apply to the Festival of Illumination event.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.

Festival of Illumination: Once Upon a Time

Opening September 2022

The Festival of Illumination will return for 2022! This years’ theme, “Once Upon a Time”, will showcase the fascinating and forgotten stories of legendary creatures, myths and fairytales through the incredible artistry of custom handmade Chinese lanterns. Beginning November 25th, our traditional Winter Wonderland event will be added to the festival, and guests will enjoy a festive train ride through the enchanted holiday lighting display.

The four month long premier Chinese Lantern Festival is presented in partnership with the award-winning Zigong Lantern Group and is the largest of its kind hosted in New England.