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“Cute zoo”

Buttonwood Park Zoo
Ranked #8 of 36 things to do in New Bedford
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Owner description: 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 experiences that connect the community to the natural world. The Buttonwood Park Zoo is a local treasure in the community that not only serves to create long-lasting memories, but has become a conservation-based center focused on preserving important species and the habitats they call home. We are open year-round with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Stop in for a visit and see why we are the most visited attraction in the SouthCoast.
Reviewed August 20, 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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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This adorable zoo is perfect for young families. We took our grandkids, ages 10 months and 29 months on Saturday. We arrived right at opening (9:00 am) and walked the entire animal exhibit in a little over an hour and a half. No exhausted kids, no melt downs and they got to ride the little train and carousel before lunch in the small restaurant. We took our time, because there was no anxiety about getting through the whole thing before nap time. We found some cute things in the gift shop. Our two year old wanted ALL of it! We didn’t go there, but there’s also a playground outside the gates. Everything a young family could ask for and nothing they don’t need. We will be back soon!

1  Thank Mommommymummummylois
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Buttonwood zoo is not large, but it is very kid-friendly. The exhibit signs are clear and understandable. When I went, they had an exhibit on the rain forest - very well displayed and very clearly explained. What impresses me was how the Windows into the displays were beautifully situated for viewing by kids.

Thank Bill W
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and options in the Buttonwood Zoo, had no idea that it was as well maintained and thoughtfully laid out as it is. A great outing for the family, be prepared for lots of walking as some exhibits are far apart.

Thank Sevenohio
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a small zoo. If you set your expectations appropriately you'll have a great time. When we were there the animals were all very active.

Thank Sara I
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