Sunday, June 16, 2019 is Father’s Day and the Zoo is celebrating by offering all Dads free admission when accompanied by a paying child.
Spend the day getting to know the Zoo’s very own animal dad, Crumpet, a Bolivian Gray Titi Monkey. Crumpet resides in the Zoo’s Rainforest Rivers and Reefs exhibit and is one of only 55 titis in 18 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited institutions in North America.
The Zoo is located at 425 Hawthorn Street in New Bedford and is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, with the last admission at 4:15 pm. Ticket prices for non-New Bedford Residents are $10 for adults/$6 for children 3-12; Ticket prices for New Bedford Residents are $7.50 for adults/$4.50 for children 3-12.
About Buttonwood Park Zoo & Buttonwood Park Zoological Society
The Buttonwood Park Zoo (BPZ), established in 1894, is the 12th oldest zoo in the United States and is also celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.
The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society, a private, non-profit organization, was founded in 1969 to support the BPZ so that the Zoo will be a significant contributor to the conservation of wildlife both locally and globally. “. The Zoological Society is partially funded through the Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Investment Portfolio Gateway Grant. BPZ features over 180 species, most notably Asian elephants, bison, cougars, black bears, eagles, seals, otters, South American primates and numerous waterfowl species.
BPZ is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and has been recognized as “one of the finest small zoos in the United States For more information, visit www.bpzoo.org or call (508) 991-6178.