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COVID-19 WARNING: While we continue to list New Bedford's array of cultural offerings, readers are advised to heed the latest public health recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission, including Bristol County.



Spring Fling and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Buttonwood Park 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA

On April 1 and 2, Buttonwood Park Zoo will host Spring Fling, an opportunity to welcome the warmer weather and have fun with activities. There will be magic shows, craft stations, face painting, educational activities, special guests, games, and more throughout the day. Member Ticket Price: Under 2: Free Child (2-17): $7 Adult (18+): $11 […]

$7 – $36

Party for the Planet

Buttonwood Park 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA

Party for the Planet is North America's largest combined Earth Day celebration. More than 100 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums nationwide celebrate with activities, giveaways, and special events. On Saturday, April […]

Red, White & Brew at the Zoo

Buttonwood Park 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA

Red, White & Brew is a craft beer event at Buttonwood Park Zoo. Ticket purchase provides zoo admission, a souvenir sampling glass, unlimited beer/wine samples, animal encounters, and live entertainment. […]