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Party for the Planet

Buttonwood Park Zoo
Event organized by Buttonwood Park Zoo

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Party for the Planet is the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! More than 100 AZA accredited zoos and aquariums across the country celebrate with activities, giveaways, and special events.

Join us at the Buttonwood Park Zoo on Saturday, April 21st from 11am – 2pm, as we offer our visitors the opportunity to learn and participate in fun activities presented by local organizations that speak to sustainable living and making choices to ensure the health of our planet for generations to come.

From 11am – 2pm, there will be local organizations on site, fun giveaways, music by DJ Danny Levin, fun activities with the New Bedford Fire Department, face painting, earth day inspired enrichment demos with the animals, and so much more! Stop by the Wildlife Education Center at 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, and 12:30pm for the Wattsville Game Show presented by Eversource. It’s a party for the planet, come celebrate with us!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Rain Date for Party for the Planet is Saturday, April 28th.

Thank you to the following participating organizations!
Buzzards Bay Coalition
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust - DNRT
Eversource MA
Mass Audubon SouthCoast Sanctuaries
Mass in Motion New Bedford – The New Bedford Farmers Market
New Bedford Energy Now
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
New Bedford Art Museumt / ArtWorks!
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Health Department / SouthCoast Hospitals
Our Sister'S School
UMass Dartmouth Sustainability
Westport River Watershed Alliance

Would your organization like to participate in Party for the Planet? Please contact Carrie Hawthorne at (508) 991-6178 ext.67413