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Friday March 5

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Welcome back – we missed you!


Tickets to the Zoo must be purchased online in advance of your arrival.

From the date and times above, choose when you would like to visit, then move down the page to select the types of tickets you need. (Please check your shopping cart when you check out to make sure you are purchasing the date/time you think you are purchasing!) Members must be signed into the website to receive your member discount -- see more on that below.

If an entry time does not appear as a selection, this indicates the time slot is sold out. Tickets are released in two week increments. Please check back if a future date you're looking for is not yet available.

You must arrive within the 30 minute window immediately following your ticket time. 

Once on grounds you may stay for up to 2 hours. Zoo visits at this time are outdoors only. Because of this, certain exhibits may be restricted or closed. Additionally, the carousel and train will not be operating during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. Charlie's Nature Play is now open but is strictly BYOT -- bring your own toys!

You must also reserve your tickets in advance by doing the following: 

  1. Log into your member account by clicking on the "sign in" option in the upper right hand corner of this page.
  2. Enter the email that is associated with your membership.
  3. If you have not previously registered with us, select "register" instead and sign up to activate your member benefits.
  4. Select adult or child admission -- don't freak out that they have prices attached! Your 100% member discount will be applied as you check out. 
  5. Please bring your membership card, along with your tickets and photo ID, for admission.

Please choose your date and time carefully as tickets are non-refundable. 

We want you to enjoy your visit and have implemented measures to encourage social distancing among guests and staff and to protect our animals. By purchasing your admission ticket, you agree to abide by social distancing rules, wear a face mask, and hold harmless the BPZOO, Buttonwood Park Zoological Society, and City of New Bedford.

Thanks so much for your cooperation – we can’t wait to see you!