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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.

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.

Festival of Illumination: Once Upon a Time

Beginning September 1, 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.

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.