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2019 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)

April 2019

Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7
Opening Weekend

We will open for our 2019 season Saturday, April 6th! 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 will also be closed. Please also be aware that some animals will not be outside for visitors to view. Some species will need to remain indoors until daytime and nighttime temperatures are consistently warm enough to safely move them to their outdoor habitats.

Opening Week (April 6-12) Rates:*

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

 Opening Week Special Offer:
The weather leading up to and during our first week open is looking rainy, so we will need to wait longer to move many animals outdoors. Those who visit during our opening week (April 6-12) and purchase admission at the entrance will receive a free return visit to be used later in the season. Offer only available April 6-April 12. Offer not valid for tickets purchased online or other pre-purchased admission.

Rides Availability: We are hoping to have the Skyfari Ride and Woodland Express Train available (weather permitting) for our opening week, however please be aware that Mechanical Kiddie Rides will not open until April 13th. After school vacation week (April 13-21), kiddie rides will be weekends only until May 11. All rides are weather permitting.
Learn more about rides.

*Non-peak season rates are only available to purchase at the entrance on non-peak season dates during the 2019 season: April 6-12, April 22-May 3, May 6-10, & weekdays only September 9-October 18 (excludes holidays). Non-peak season rates are not available online. Pre-purchased ticket may be used on non-peak season dates, however refunds or difference credits will NOT  be applied to these tickets.

May 2019

Saturday, May 4
Law Enforcement & First Responders Day

We are thanking those who help keep our community safe! Admission will be free for police officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, 911 dispatchers, correctional officers, and other law enforcement officials and first responders on May 4th. Credentials (such as police, fire, EMT, etc. badge/ID) must be presented for offer.

*Discount only applies to admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on May 4, 2019 and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Offer not valid for Zoo-It-All (combo) admission, EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. Offer only available for law enforcement officials and first responders and cannot be applied to admission of others in group (friends, family, etc). Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12
Mother’s Day Weekend

We are offering moms half price admission during Mother’s Day weekend!

Our bird shows will start Mother’s Day weekend (weather permitting), so stop by the Bird Show Arena to learn more about how our bird keepers/trainers care for the many birds at our zoo.

Note: If you plan on dining at Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern (the full service restaurant located at our zoo) during Mother’s Day weekend, we strongly recommend making a reservation by calling 508-928-0928.

*Discount only applies to admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on May 11, 2019 and May 12, 2019 and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Offer not valid for Zoo-It-All (combo) admission, EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. Offer only available for mothers and cannot be applied to admission of others in group (friends, family, etc). Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Saturday, May 18
Military Families Day

We are thanking those who serve our country by extending our usual military discount on May 18th! Zoo-It-All admission (admission plus rides) will be free for active service people and veterans, and Zoo-It-All admission will be half price for the dependents of active service people and the dependents of veterans. Proof of service is required for discount.

*Discount only applies to admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on May 18, 2019 and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Offer not valid for EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Daily Military Rates:

In addition to Military Families Day, we offer military rates that are available daily during our normal season.

Active service people: free admission
Dependents of active service people: $14
Veterans: $14

*Daily military rates are available for Admission Only and do not apply to Zoo-It-All Admission. Military ID or other proof of service required for discount. Military rates are not available online and cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Sunday, May 26
Turtle Day

Learn all about turtles and tortoises from our docents during this new event! Zoo visitors can enjoy educational tables, a turtle talk, and more.

*Event is included with normal admission rates at no additional cost.

June 2019

Saturday, June 1
AAA Day

Everyone is a kid on AAA Day! AAA members pay child price for admission of adults in their group. One valid AAA card is required per party, and discount can be applied to a maximum of 4 people per party.

*Discount only applies to admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on June 1, 2019 and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Must present a valid AAA card for offer. Offer not valid for Zoo-It-All (combo) admission, EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. Offer can be applied to up to 4 people per party. Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Daily AAA Discount

AAA Day isn’t the only day AAA members can save on admission! Show a valid AAA card to save $2 per admission during our normal season. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.), and cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Saturday, June 1
Honor Teachers Day

We are thanking teachers for their hard work by offering them free admission! Valid teaching credentials (i.e. MTA card, faculty ID, etc.) are required for the offer. A second Honor Teacher’s Day will be offered on September 28.

*Discount only applies to admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on June 1, 2019 and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Offer not valid for Zoo-It-All (combo) admission, EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. Offer only available for teachers and cannot be applied to admission of others in group (friends, family, etc). Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Daily MTA Discount: Teachers who are members of the Massachusetts Teaching Association can save $2 on admission when they show their MTA card at admissions. This discount cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.).

Sunday, June 9
Mad About Monkeys Day

We’re bananas about primates here at Southwick’s Zoo! Join us on June 9th for a day of monkey and ape themed activities including scavenger hunts, keeper talks, and more! A schedule of Mad About Monkeys Day activities will be available closer to the event date.

*Event is included with admission at no additional cost.

Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16
Father’s Day Weekend

We are offering dads half price general admission during Father’s Day weekend!

*Discount only applies to admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on June 15, 2019 or June 16, 2019 and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Offer not valid for Zoo-It-All (combo) admission, EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. Offer only available for fathers and cannot be applied to admission of others in group (friends, family, etc). Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Friday, June 21, 2019 5:00pm-10:00pm
14th Annual Benefit EARTH Bash

Tickets are on sale now for the 14th annual Beneefit EARTH Bash! Enjoy an evening at the zoo while you support environmental education! EARTH Bash is EARTH Limited’s largest annual fundraiser, and proceeds support EARTH’s educational programs including ZooMobiles, Wild Adventure Programs, Junior Zookeeping, internships, educational presentations at our zoo, rhino encounters, and more! This year’s event will also celebrate EARTH’s 20th anniversary.
EARTH Bash is 21+ only.

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Kangaroo Day

Learn about kangaroos through fun marsupial themed activities!

*Event is included with admission at no additional cost.

July 2019

Saturday, July 6
Jingles’ 50th Birthday

Help us celebrate Jingles the chimpanzee’s 50th birthday! The keepers will decorate the chimp habitat for the occasion, and visitors will be able to enjoy chimp themed games and activities.

*Event is included with admission at no additional cost.

Sunday, July 21
Zoo Babies Day

This is the day for baby animal lovers to visit! Birth certificates will be placed around the zoo highlighting this year’s newest arrivals, and we will have a variety of baby animal themed activities such as scavenger hunts for our visitors.

*Event is included with admission at no additional cost. 
Note: Visitors will not be able to touch or handle any baby animals during this event.

Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28
Christmas in July

Experience the magic of the holiday season during the summertime with this all new event! More information coming soon.

*Event is included with admission at no additional cost. 

August 2019

Saturday, August 3
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.

*Event is included with normal admission rates at no additional cost.

Saturday, August 10
Sounds of Africa

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

*Event is included with admission at no additional cost.

Sunday, August 18
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 at no additional cost.

September 2019

Saturday, September 7 & Sunday, September 8
Massachusetts BOGO Weekend

Massachusetts residents can purchase a full price combo or general admission at the zoo on September 7th or September 8th and receive ONE free admission (of equal or lesser value). A valid MA ID is required for the offer (the individual using the free admission does not need to be a Massachusetts resident). ONE free admission with purchase of full price admission allowed per Massachusetts ID.

*Offer only available for admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on September 7, 2019 or September 8, 2019, and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Offer not valid for 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 14 & Sunday, September 15
Rhode Island & Connecticut BOGO Weekend

RI and CT residents can purchase a full price combo or general admission at the zoo on 9/14 or 9/15 and receive ONE free admission (of equal or lesser value). A valid RI or CT ID is required for the offer (the individual using the free admission does not need to be a RI or CT resident). ONE free admission with purchase of full price admission allowed per RI or CT ID.

*Offer only available for admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on September 14, 2019 or September 15, 2019, and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Offer not valid for 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 21 & Sunday, September 22
New Hampshire, Vermont, & Maine BOGO Weekend

NH, VT, and ME residents can purchase a full price combo or general admission at the zoo on 9/21 or 9/22 and receive ONE free admission (of equal or lesser value). A valid NH, VT, or ME ID is required for the offer (the individual using the free admission does not need to be a NH, VT, or ME resident). ONE free admission with purchase of full price admission allowed per NH, VT, or ME ID.

*Offer only available for admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on September 21, 2019 or September 22, 2019, and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Offer not valid for 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 28
Honor Teachers Day

We are thanking teachers for their hard work by offering them free admission! Valid teaching credentials (i.e. MTA card, faculty ID, etc.) are required for the offer.

*Discount only applies to admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on September 28, 2019 and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Offer not valid for Zoo-It-All (combo) admission, EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. Offer only available for teachers and cannot be applied to admission of others in group (friends, family, etc). Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

Daily MTA Discount: Teachers who are members of the Massachusetts Teaching Association can save $2 on admission when they show their MTA card at admissions. This discount cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers. Discount cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.).

Sunday, September 29
Families With Multiples Day

General admission will be half price for families with twins, triplets, or other sets of multiples!

*Discount only applies to admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on September 29, 2019 and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Offer not valid for Zoo-It-All (combo) admission, EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. Offer only available for families with twins, triplets, etc. and discount is only applied to the admission parents/guardians and their children. Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

October 2019

Sunday, October 6
Law Enforcement & First Responders Day

We are thanking those who help keep our community safe! 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.

*Discount only applies to admission purchased at the zoo’s entrance on October 6, 2019 and cannot be applied to pre-purchased tickets (tickets purchased online, from libraries, etc.). Offer not valid for Zoo-It-All (combo) admission, EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. Offer only available for law enforcement officials and first responders and cannot be applied to admission of others in group (friends, family, etc). Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers.

October 19-31
Zoo Boo Days

Join us at the zoo for our annual family-friendly Halloween event. During Zoo Boo Days, children ages 3-12 in costume receive free admission, the zoo is decorated for Halloween, and kids can to trick or treat around the zoo! Many animals will also be given pumpkin and other fall themed enrichment. Check closer to the start of the event for the Zoo Boo Days schedule.

*Event takes place during normal zoo hours of 10:00am-5:00pm. 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 (combo) admission, EARTH memberships, or Value Passes.

Sunday, October 20
Harvest Fest

Celebrate autumn at the zoo during Harvest Fest! This event features live music and entertainment, craft and farmers market vendors, and much more.

*Event is included with admission at no additional cost. Harvest Fest takes place during our Zoo Boo Days event, so children ages 3-12 in costume will receive free admission (offer not valid for Zoo-It-All admission) during Harvest Fest. All Zoo Boo Days restrictions apply.

Winter 2019

Opening on Friday, November 29
Winter Wonderland

The fun doesn’t stop after our normal season ends!  Join us this winter for our holiday themed Winter Wonderland event/attraction. More infomration including dates, hours, and rates coming soon.

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