Southwicks Zoo

Massachusetts, MA

Where are we going?

Southwicks Zoo
2 Southwick St
MA 01756


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?

How much does it cost?

Adults: $28

Children: $24 (Ages 3-12)

Discount: Seniors $22

Free Under: 2 years and free for active military

Family Deals: Combo ticket: $36 (Admission, some rides & Rainforest Maze)


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


When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily through season, including holidays

Season opens mid-April to October


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 - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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