Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford

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  • Great activity for the kids or the animal-loving adults! Not only are they adding more creatures and, finally, expanding habitats for the comfort of the animals, but they also have educational activit...  more »
  • Poorly run cold place. Elephants reflect years or neglect and bodies are injured from abuse and neglect. Dont give this place your money.  more »
  • Boo at the zoo is not what it was years ago. Not worth the money to get in! You get one candy like a laffy taffy or smarty from 10-12 stations that you stop at to get a card stamped. Then to turn in y...  more »
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  • A quaint and affordable zoo that is great for families with small children. There is a train ride (for additional $2) that takes you around the grounds, and a carousel (also $2). They have a cafeteria as well. I usually bring lunch and have a picnic at zoo. We go a few times a year and often play on the playground outside the zoo area in Buttonwood park.
  • We come to this zoo at least 6 times in the summer. It is small, but they renovated the inside marsh and underwater exhibits with a touch tank. We also walk around the free park and playground to enjoy outside sun and breezes. The ambiance is great for the city and is really easy to get to from Fall River. The food is a little pricey, but good. And the staff never gives us a problem about bringing in a few drinks or some lunchables. We just order some fries and onion rings to munch on. Willette's Optical Paradise Approved! 👍
  • A wonderfully dynamic and engaging zoo for people of all ages! We love the new Rainforests, Rivers, and Reefs exhibit, interactive experiences with animal ambassadors, as well as the other fantastic programs and events hosted throughout the year. Having been involved as a small business, we have witnessed firsthand the passion and commitment of everyone involved with the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society. The amazing staff and volunteers are truly dedicated to wildlife, education, and nature. We look forward to seeing their plans for growth and expansion come to fruition over the next couple years. We are so fortunate to have such a fantastic zoo right here in the SouthCoast community! Highly recommend!
  • Eggzooberance was tremendous. All zoo staff were amazing. Crafts, face painting, animal handlers, rides, egg hunt and brunch were all very well done! If you did not have a wonderful family experience, it was your own fault. Please keep these family events as part of the zoo experience!
  • Love Monday toe jam puppet band shows. Small zoo but great selection of animals. It has a train and carousel. Nice gift shop and cafe. The park connected to the zoo has a fun playground. Worth the trip.
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