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Buttonwood Park Zoo April 2014 Events; Music, Easter Activities, Earth Week and more!


A lot of fun in store for the month of April!!

Toe Jam Puppet Band
Every Monday at 10:00am & 11:30am
Cost: Zoo admission + $5/family
Sing, dance and play the hour away with New Bedford’s favorite, the Toe Jam Puppet Band!

Toddler Tales
Every Thursday at 10:30am
Cost: Free with zoo admission
Enjoy a zooper fun story time at the zoo! Toddler Tales includes a snack and a craft/activity. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Mother Goose at the Zoo
Fridays, March 21 & 28, April 4 & 11 at 10:30am
Cost: Free with Zoo admission
Gather your goslings and fly on over for our new Mother Goose at the Zoo program. Join our gaggle for rhymes, songs, and meeting new friends. Great for children under age 3.

Art Gone Wild
April 1-30, 2014
Art Gone Wild is an online animal art auction open April 1-30, 2014 and features over 20 unique art creations by harbor seals, Asian elephants, black bears and more! View the complete collection at www.bpzoo.org. Add a splash of wild to your home or office with one of these beautiful works of art. Proceeds from Art Gone Wild help support the care of the animals at the Buttonwood Park Zoo.

FrogWatch Trainings
Saturdays, April 5 and 12 from 1:00-3:00pm
Local frogs need your help! Amphibian populations are declining worldwide so it’s important to learn as much as we can about these animals. Here’s how you can help! Join the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s FrogWatch Chapter! FrogWatch USA is a nationwide frog and toad monitoring program. Learn to identify local frog and toad calls at two training sessions on Saturdays, April 5 and 12, from 1-3pm. Then explore local wetlands to help contribute critical data to the long-term scientific study. Ready to become a citizen scientist? Call to register 508-991-6178 x 31. (Ages 7+)

Easter EggZOOberance
Saturday, April 12 at 9am and 11am
Sunday, April 13 at 9am and 11am
Saturday, April 19 at 9am and 11am

Cost: Zoo Members: $20/person; Non-members: $25/person; Children under one are free
Hop over to the Buttonwood Park Zoo to meet the Easter Bunny! Enjoy an egg-cellent continental breakfast, meet and greet with one of our animal residents and head out into the Zoo for an egg hunt. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture your Easter Bunny visit. Participants must pre-register by visiting www.bpzoo.org or by calling (508) 991-4556.

Earth Week- April School Vacation Week
April 21-25, 2014
Cost: Free with zoo admission
The Buttonwood Park Zoo will offer a full schedule of keeper chats and animal encounters as well as Party for the Planet activities throughout Earth Week. Don’t miss our Earth Day celebration on Tuesday, April 22.

Buttonwood Park Zoo
425 Hawthorn St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 991-4556 | bpzoo.org

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