Southwick’s Zoo will play host to the Blackstone Valley Fall Festival on Saturday, October 13th from 11 am -4pm. The festival will be located in the parking area of the zoo. There will be over 60 vendors, food tent, kiddie rides, farm animals, children’s activities, live music by Valvatross, and much more!
We’re Looking for PUMPKINS for our Zoo Boo Days. Pumpkin donations are greatly appreciated and our animals love them! You can donate at the main entrance and please leave your name and address for a Thank You!
Welcome Fall! We are back to our Fall Weekday Schedule.
The Zoo is open Daily 10 am – 5pm (till at least Oct 21st – with possibility to Oct 28 weather permitting)
All Rides and shows are Weather Permitting
- MON – FRI Open 11am – 4pm,
- Sat & Sun 11 am – 5pm
- MON – FRI Comedy Canines 11:30 am & 2:00 pm
- Sat & Sun Comedy Canines 12:00 & 3:30
- Bird Talk 12pm – 3pm DAILY
- Earth Discovery Center – See Posted Times at EARTH
Deer Forest – Enter at own risk!
Zookeeper Duane Reports that the male deer in Deer Forest are starting to shed their velvet (the deer will rub their antlers on trees and rub off the soft outer coating called “velvet” . The antlers may bleed at this time (perfectly normal!). This sparks the beginning of “rut” or mating season. The males will become more aggressive and easily startled. The males are trying to get the female’s attention and show dominance over other males. This means that we may have to close deer forest at some point but for right now we are at “Enter at Your Own Risk”. Please read all signs before you enter. When a deer is startled or being chased they may knock people down (especially small children) in effort to flee. Males have large antlers and sharp hooves that can harm so be very careful… do not approach the males at this time. Keep small children away from the males and let the deer come to you! We ask that everyone make an effort to please stay on the pathway as this is their home.
Do you think you know all there is to know about Southwick’s Zoo and our animals? Join us THIS SUNDAY 8/26 for our annual “Summer Slam Safari Scavenger Hunt” where you can test your zoological knowledge and win some cool prizes!
The scavenger hunt will be broken down into four categories: Under 6, 6-10, 11-14 and “wicked hard” – fun for the whole family!
Did you know we offer a $2.00 off coupon here on our website for anyone to print and use? The coupon can be used for any individual adult, child, or senior general admission or combo ticket! Just print off one coupon and use it for your entire family. Coupon cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts and cannot be used toward group rates or fun paks.
Don’t forget….parking is always FREE and you are allowed to bring your lunch!
Bird Talk is from 12 – 4pm daily weather permitting. Visit with Fran and the staff from Southwick’s Zoo to learn about these amazingly beautiful and clever animals! Most of these birds were rescues and we are happy to share their experience and personalities with you!
Zoobabies Day is this Sunday July 22nd and it’s time to celebrate all our babies at the zoo! Our newest arrival born this past Saturday (July 14) is a baby boy Watusi (African Ankole Cattle)! Some of our visitors got to witness this amazing event! On Zoobabies Day we have special activities and a lot of fun! Meet with our Docents to learn all about our babies or stop by one of the baby feedings!