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Buttonwood Park Zoo

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Nice improvements

New outdoor park by the farm area with garden, watering buckets, spray shower, and xylophone. So... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jasmine G
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West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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Family time

Nice little zoo in this region. Lots of ducks all around, my children love all the different fishes... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
alexyuno
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Everett, Massachusetts
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As the 12th oldest Zoo in the country, the Buttonwood Park Zoo has delighted and enlightened millions of visitors over its more than a century existence. We are dedicated to preserving the future of wildlife by creating engaging and educational...more
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425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740-1418
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I spent 3 hours looking at all of the nice animals. The place was neat and clean. We went in August and it was not crowded.

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New outdoor park by the farm area with garden, watering buckets, spray shower, and xylophone. So much to see for not a huge price tag.

Thank Jasmine G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little zoo in this region. Lots of ducks all around, my children love all the different fishes in there, they had not seen a seahorse before, but there was a whole bunch there. I saw the Canadian lynx which I had not seen before...More

Thank alexyuno
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Local gem and a wonderful place to visit. They have really done a nice job with this zoo. Varied attractions, in natural settings. The rainforest, bear and seal exhibits were are favorites. The new Charlie Winterhalter dedicated exhibit (Charlie's Nature Play) in the farm animal...More

Thank Grover_Ohio
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I went to the zoo on a Monday in August with my 3 year old grandson. We started our day with an awesome concert with the Toe Jam Puppet Band. We really enjoyed the bears who were wide awake! The elephants also amused us!

Thank a85capecod
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Since a child, many years past my parents took me to the zoo located near s.Dartmouth, in the far north of New Bedford off of Route 6. While small, compared to the Roger Williams Zoo in Rhode Island it is quaint, and historical. Many improvements...More

Thank uphamkw
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

If you’re in the area, it’s worth a trip. I took my 12, 11, and 8 year old kids and they enjoyed it. We were there for a couple of hours and saw things at a leisurely pace. The rainforest pavilion with the various monkeys...More

Thank AnnunziataV1
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We went to the zoo today, two kids 8 (almost 9) and 6. They loved it. So did I. well maintained, friendly staff. We saw them interacting with the animals cleaning and taking care of them. Good information. It’s a small place, so don’t think...More

Thank Amy E
Reviewed 25 August 2018

When going to this Zoo you have to not compare it to other, larger, zoos. This zoo is great. It is a small zoo; we went today for the Free Fun Friday event. We got there about 20 minutes before 3pm. We had packed up...More

1  Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Can't wait for the expansions to be completed. It will really add substance to the zoo. Nice exhibits easy walk.

Thank Mich S
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