Zoos in Massachusetts
Butterfly Place at Papillon Park: 120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA 01886
The Butterfly Place is an indoor living environment which has been carefully designed for the propagation and development of some of nature’s most colorful living creations. This wonderful man-made habitat is contained within a 3,100 sq. ft. glass atrium building towering to a height of over 27 ft. at its peak. Within this atrium’s living butterfly environment can be found a variety of colorful plants and shrubs, each of which has been selected as a source of nectar for the butterflies.
Buttonwood Zoo: New Bedford, Massachusetts
Take a journey through deep forests, cold mountain streams, windswept salt marshes, and ocean beaches. Along the way, cross a covered bridge to enter the world of a traditional New England farm.
Capron Park Zoo: Attleboro, Massachusetts
Capron Park Zoo strives to prove that big things do come in small packages. Situated in the heart of Attleboro and surrounded by beautiful grounds, Capron Park Zoo has been one of the area’s premiere recreational facilities for more than 70 years. Combined with an award-winning playground and exciting educational programs, the Zoo is sure to delight the young and young at heart.
Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Massachusetts
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary: 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067
Moose Hill is Mass Audubon’s oldest sanctuary and one of the largest with nearly 2,000 acres. The 25-mile trail system brings you through diverse habitats— explore the red maple swamp via the boardwalk, observe amphibians at a vernal pool, or watch swallows catching insects in the meadows.
Museum of Science: Live Animal Center, Boston
New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Norcross Animal Sanctuary: 30 Peck Road, Monson, Massachusetts
Norcross. Its present area comprises approximately six thousand acres of wooded hills, lakes and streams. It is maintained by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. whose purpose is the conservation of wildlife and the active practice of conservation for the benefit of the public.
Southwick's Zoo: 2 Southwick Street, Mendon, MA 01756
The Berkshire Museum: 39 South Street (Route 7), Pittsfield, MA 01201
Located on the lower level of the museum, the Aquarium features more than twenty aquarium tanks ranging in size from 30 to 535 gallons, and assorted terrariums featuring both local and exotic species. Venomous lionfish, moray eels, and piranha are among the more exciting specimens on view alongside exceptional displays of living corals and other invertebrates, fishes, insects, spiders, amphibians and reptiles.
The Zoo at Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary: 291 State Highway, Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Wellfleet Bay’s 1,100 acres of salt marsh, sandy beach, pine woodland, freshwater pond, and rare heathland attract a wide array of wildlife, especially songbirds and shorebirds. Discover the true nature of Cape Cod as you amble along the five miles of trails that traverse these habitats.
Woods Hole Aquarium: Woods Hole
The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is a small public aquarium that displays approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Northeast and Middle-Atlantic U.S. waters.
ZooQuarium: West Yarmouth
Since 1969 ZooQuarium has provided a fun-filled family adventure to explore and discover the marvelous creatures that live just steps away from the busy roadways of Cape Cod.