Zoos & Wildlife

Southwicks Zoo

Massachusetts, MA

4 (4 reviews)

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Address: 2 Southwick St, Mendon, MA 01756, USA Number: 800-258-9182 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Ready for a day of animal fun in Massachusetts? Southwick’s Zoo has you covered! 

Southwick’s Zoo is a beautiful seasonal zoo, home to over 150 different species of animals from ALL around the world! 

The exhibits at the zoo allow all who visit to really get an up close and personal look at these amazing creatures. These animals are also held in ver naturalistic settings, so not only are the animals happy, but the kids can gain a better understanding of what life would have been like in the wild. 

The animals that kids will get to meet during their WILD family day out include the African leopard, alligators, camels, tigers, wallaby, tapir, primates, deer, zebra, llamas, ostrich and kangaroos, just to name a few. 

Kids can see their favorites, including the white rhino and the tow-toed sloth, but then they might just learn about some they never knew about. Any idea what coatimundi or muntjac are? There’s only one way to find out!

If you love those colorful birds or scaly reptiles, the zoo has you covered too!

But did you know that it’s not just animals at Southwick’s Zoo. Nope! The Skyfari Sky Ride takes you over the Deer Forest, then up close to the Chimp Exhibit. You can chug along in the Woodland Train Express, or challenge yourself on the Soaring Eagle Zip Line! 

There are pony rides, camel rides and even kiddo rides for those little ones. These activities have an additional cost, so just check out all the prices before you go!

So get ready for a day of animals and learning fun in New England. The animals are ready. Are you?

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How much does it cost?






$24 (Ages 3-12)



Seniors $22


Free Under

2 years and free for active military


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Additional Information

Parking is always free at Southwick’s Zoo! Parking for the zoo is in the large lot across the street from our main entrance. The parking lot in front of the main entrance will now be for those just dining at Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern and handicap parking.

Any top tips?


Check out the additional costs of all the experiences and rides before you arrive, so you can budget what you want to enjoy across your day!

I'm Hungry!


Galliford's Restaurant and Tavern is open Wednesday to Sundays, and is a great place to grab food when out for your zoo experience! It's delicious New England comfort food. There are also great on site venues including Zebra Cafe (classics like burgers and fries) and Swirls & Scoops for those sweet tooth!

Healthy Eating Clarice's Cafe is great for lighter fare or vegetarian options. You can also bring your own picnic lunch

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


Field Trips are $12 per person weekdays, and $15 per person weekends. Make sure you book 2 weeks in advance

Can I get one of those?


There are great options for gift shops if you want to take something away from your special day! The Purple Peacock has a wide selection of clothing, plush toys and zoo souvenirs. There are also four more smaller outposts filled with great zoo goodies and merchandise!

Need a little extra help?


They are handicap accessible. Please be aware that they are on natural terrain, with hills and inclines to manage. Some paths within the zoo are unpaved as well. Electric wheelchairs/scooters are best to navigate the park. Manual wheelchair rentals are available at the entrance

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Baby Facilities

They do offer a room for breastfeeding mothers looking for privacy. The room is next to the family restroom, on the left side of the large building located between the petting zoo and the Bactrian camel habitat.

When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily through season, including holidays

Season opens mid-April to October

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