2015 Special Events Calendar

Don’t miss out on any events here at Southwick’s Zoo! Below is a list of all events, discount days, and EARTH events.

For current news and updates on whats going on in the zoo click HERE.

These events are subject to change without notice and may be updated, so check back frequently! If you have any questions please call us at 1-800-258-9182.

Learn more about our special 50th Anniversary events



April

 

Saturday April 11
Opening Day 10am-5pm

The first day we are open for the 2015 season!
Note: We will have limited operations opening weekend due to the rough winter. Certain animals may need to remain indoors if it is too cold and the Skyfari will not open until April 18. However, anyone who purchases general admission and visits April 11-17 will have their receipt stamped for a return visit before June 30.

 


 

May

 

Saturday May 2
Welcome Back! Member Appreciation After-Hours 6-8pm
This is an EARTH member only event. Learn about future plans for EARTH Ltd. and events that are happening this year! The zoo will be open to EARTH members from 6-8 p.m. Food venues, rides, and gift shops will be closed, however you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the zoo.  Members are free and may bring a guest for a fee of $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child.

 

Saturday and Sunday May 9 & 10
Mother’s Day
Weekend
We are showing our appreciation by offering moms 1/2 priced general admission this weekend.

 

Saturday May 23
Military Families Day

Active service people receive free general admission. Dependents of active service people receive half priced general admission. Veterans receive half priced general admission. ID or proof of service required.

 

Saturday May 30
AAA Day

Current AAA members pay child price ($18) for general admission.


 

June
 

Friday June 5
Member Appreciation After-Hours 6-8pm
The zoo will be open to EARTH members from 6-8 p.m.
Food venues, rides, and gift shops will be closed, however you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the zoo.  Members are free and may bring a guest for a fee of $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child.

 

Sunday June 7
Honor Teachers Day
Teachers receive free general admission. ID required.

 

Sunday June 14
Mad About Monkeys Day
This is a day to show how bananas we are about primates! This event is included with normal admission.

 

Saturday June 20
EARTH Bash 6-11pm 21+ only
EARTH’s biggest event in support of environmental education. Guests get to explore the zoo after hours, a poker run, enjoy food and cocktails, live and silent auctions, and more!
Tickets are on sale now at EARTH’s website

 

Saturday and Sunday June 20 & 21
Father’s Day Weekend
Dads receive half priced general admission this weekend.

 

Sunday June 28
Golden Zoobiliation
Join us at the zoo for the first of our monthly 50th anniversary celebration events! This event is fun for the whole family and is included with normal admission prices.


 

July

 

Thursday July 2
Member Appreciation After-Hours 6-8pm
The zoo will be open to EARTH members from 6-8 p.m.
Food venues, rides, and gift shops will be closed, however you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the zoo.  Members are free and may bring a guest for a fee of $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child.

 

Saturday July 4
Independence Day
We are open our normal hours of 10am-5pm

 

Saturday July 11
Celtic Cool Festival
Help us celebrate our 50th anniversary with Celtic music and dancing. Special guests, presentations, and shows throughout the day.
Evening concert 6pm-9:30pm
Click Here for ticket information.

 

Friday July 17
Lions, Tigers, and Beers 6-9pm 21+ only
Sample craft beers from assorted New England breweries. $35 non-members, $25 EARTH members

 

Sunday July 19
Zoo Babies Day
This is the day we celebrate all of the new arrivals at the zoo! We will post birth certificates around the zoo to highlight this year’s babies. There will also be assorted activities and events. Included with normal admission rates.

 

Friday July 31
Member Appreciation After-Hours 6-8pm
The zoo will be open to EARTH members from 6-8 p.m.
Food venues, rides, and gift shops will be closed, however you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the zoo.  Members are free and may bring a guest for a fee of $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child.


 

August

 

August 1 – EARTH Awareness Day
Included with normal admission rates. This day long (10am-5pm) event includes special exhibits and presentations. Our interns will also present their research projects.

 

Wednesday August 12, 2015
Kids Night Member Appreciation After-Hours 6-8pm
Our 4th annual after-hours for kids who are members of EARTH!  Child members (12 and under) can invite one friend FREE! There will be assorted games and activities through the zoo. Food venues, rides, and gift shops will be closed, however you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the zoo. Adult members may bring a guest for a $15 fee.

 

Saturday August 15
Sounds of Africa
Help us celebrate our 50th anniversary with African song, dance, and drumming. Special guests, presentations, and shows throughout the day. Will also include an African Marketplace.
Evening concert 6pm-9:30pm
Click Here for ticket information.

 

Sunday August 23
Summer Safari Scavenger Hunt
Join us for our annual scavenger hunt! It is included with normal admission rates and we will offer different scavenger hunts for different age groups.


 

September

 

Saturday September 12
Harvest Fest
Celebrate the bounty of Fall with music, special guests, and presentations throughout the day. Farmers Market featuring local produce and crafts.

 

Sunday September 13
Massachusetts Day
BOGO general admission for MA residents. ID required. One free admission per ID.

 

Sunday September 20
Rhode Island & Connecticut Day
BOGO general admission for RI & CT residents. ID required. One free admission per ID.

 

Saturday September 26
Winos Saving Rhinos 4-8pm 21+ only

 

Sunday September 27
New Hampshire, Vermont, & Maine Day
BOGO general admission for NH, VT, and ME residents. ID required. One free admission per ID.


 

October

 
October 24-31 Zoo Boo Days
Family friendly Halloween fun at Southwick’s Zoo! Kids can trick or treat in the zoo and kids 3-12 in costume receive free general admission!