Buttonwood Park Zoo Celebrates 125 Years with Zoobilation!

New Bedford, Massachusetts:  The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society is celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Zoo on Saturday, July 6, with “Zoobilation” – a celebration for the whole family.

“The 125th Anniversary of the Buttonwood Park Zoo deserves to be celebrated,” says Buttonwood Park Zoological Society Board Member and Chair of the 125th Anniversary Committee, Adrienne Beauregard-Rheaume, Esq.  “The Zoo has been an integral part of the South Coast community and Zoobilation will be a celebration of the Zoo as a wonderful experience for kids and grownups alike.”

Zoobilation is the pinnacle event of the Zoo’s anniversary and will deliver excitement for the entire family. Event-goers will be treated to unlimited amusement rides, encounters with zoo animals, face painting, live music, and a complimentary ice cream sundae bar. Mad Science of Southern MA & RI will be entertaining and educating while a stilt walker and juggler amaze.

Moby Dick Brewing will be onsite with a specially brewed SMASH Ale, aptly named “Zoobilation” in honor of the 125th anniversary celebration. Westport Rivers Winery and Brother’s Artisanal will also be offering their products for sale.

The event isn’t just about celebrating, but also about remembering. To commemorate the 125 year history of the Zoo, the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society will be collecting photos and memories to display at the event and to place in a time capsule until the 150th anniversary celebration. Memories and photos can be brought day of or emailed in advance to 1894@bpzoo.org

“It is my hope that Zoobilation will bring friends and families together to enjoy the Zoo and all it has to offer at a celebration designed for children and adults” said Beauregard-Rheaume.

Zoobilation is sponsored by Hawthorn Medical Associates and the Law Offices of Beauregard Burke and Franco.

Zoobilation will be held at the Buttonwood Park Zoo on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm. Tickets for members $11 for adults and $7 for children; Non-members tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for children. Children under 2 are free.


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.

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