Southwick’s Zoo is open regular hours, 10am-5pm, on the 4th of July – come discover all that we have to offer! Explore our extensive variety of animal exhibits such as the deer forest, giraffe encounter, parakeet aviary, and petting zoo - with many more exciting animals along the way! Experience an aerial view of the zoo by taking a ride on our Skyfari Sky Ride, or journey through our North American Exhibit on our Woodland Express Train Ride! All rides and animal exhibits will be available weather permitting.
On Sunday, July 1st, The First Evangelical Congregational Church of Uxbridge moves its worship at 9am out to the Earth Discovery Center at Southwick’s Zoo. The Earth Discovery Center will host an animal at worship each week as we gather to challenge ourselves to be good stewards of this earth and protect the animals & the environment. If you choose to visit the zoo after worship, your attendance at worship will offer you a group price ticket of $9.00 per person when the zoo opens at 10am. In case of rain, we will worship in a tent at the zoo. Worship is every Sunday morning during July & August and you may arrive at 8:00 am for worship. The gate will close to worshipers at 8:45
am so you will miss worship if you are late.
Visit the First Evangelical Congregational Church online. or Call 508-278-3071 for more details.
Act Now to Book your Summer or Fall Wild Safari Birthday Party! Dates are filling fast so Call Now 800-258-9182 x 502
Hosting a Birthday Party at Southwick’s Zoo is not only an amazingly fun time, but we take care of all the details from setup to cleanup. Our Most popular package, package B includes….mechanical rides, food, cake, and so much more!
Happy Father’s Day on June 17, 2012.
All Dads will receive 1/2 Priced General Admission into the Zoo!
Celebrate Dad’s special day with us!
Meet Terry our amazing chimpanzee Dad of Tanzie!
We are proud to announce that the Brazilian Tapir Exhibit is now open! We have a male and female tapir. The male is a little larger and darker in color. The female is a reddish brown and smaller in stature. They are just starting to explore their new home!
Giraffe Encounters are an amazing way to view, learn about and give a special treat to these wonderful animals. Encounters are WEEKENDS (SAT & SUN) ONLY and are on a first come, first serve basis. Giraffe encounters cannot be reserved and must be purchased at the main admissions entrance upon arrival. They are in limited supply and sell out quickly, so come early! Times are 11:30 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm and cost $10.00 per person!
We are pleased to announce that the Elkhorn Mining & Panning Co. is NOW OPEN near the train station! Step back in time where panning for gems was a favorite pastime! Cross over the Elkhorn covered bridge and take part in the panning fun. Purchase a bag of mining rough in our Woodland Station or at the Elkhorn Mining Sluice and pan for gems! Each bag of rough contains amazing geological finds! Choose from precious gems, emeralds and rubies, or even ancient fossils! Once you have sifted out all your gems you will receive a geological card to learn about your find! A great activity for kids and adults! A great way to cool off on a hot day! Hey Kids….search for Old Timer “Miner Phil” and ask him about his finds at the Elkhorn Mining Sluice!
A baby capuchin monkey was born at Southwick’s Zoo 8 weeks ago and his mom was not able to care for him. When our veterinarian decided to remove him from his monkey family, he was very weak and very thin. Well…a few short weeks later “Chip” is getting stronger each day and is starting to “monkey around”. He still has a long way to go and we are happy to share his story with you!