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Benefit EARTH Bash

at Southwick's Zoo

Benefit EARTH Bash

Friday, June 24, 2022

EARTH Bash is back for 2022!

The Benefit EARTH Bash is our largest annual fundraiser, and proceeds support our many education programs such as internships, Docent/Volunteer training, Rhino Encounters, ZooMobiles, Wild Adventure Programs, Jr ZooKeeping, and more!

Guests will enjoy an evening of adventure and explore Southwick’s Zoo after-hours. Learn more about the zoo’s animal ambassadors, watch keeper talks and feeding sessions, get a bird’s eye view of the festivities from the Skyfari, enjoy a relaxing ride through the zoo on our train, dance to live music performed by Shanna Jackman, and more!

As with previous EARTH Bash fundraisers, guests can also look forward to appetizers and cocktail stations, a delicious dinner, and an auction.

Ticket Information


February 5 – March 31: $129/person
April 1 – June 24: $149/person

Block of 10 tickets: $1,190

Tickets are limited and must be purchased online. Tickets will not be available to purchase at the door.

Your ticket includes:

Admission to the zoo after 5:00pm

Keeper talks presented by Southwick’s Zoo’s animal care team

Free rides on the Skyfari Sky Ride and the Woodland Express Train*

Dinner & appetizers
(a cash bar will also be available)

Tasting stations with paired cocktails located around the zoo

Live music performed by Nashville recording artist Shanna Jackman

*Gift shops, food venues, and other rides will not be open during EARTH Bash.

*Attendees may bring their children, however an event ticket is required for all guests ages 3 years or older.


Interested in becoming a 2022 Benefit EARTH Bash sponsor? Click here to download our 2022 sponsor information packet. For more information, email Betsey Brewer Bethel at

Event FAQs

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Where should I park? Where will check-in be located?

Please park in the larger lot across the street unless you require handicap parking which is available in front of the restaurant’s entrance.

Check-in will be available starting at 5:00pm and will be located at GATE 1, located to the left of Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern. EARTH Bash guests CANNOT check in at the zoo’s main entrance. Please either have your ticket printed or have the ticket pdf open on your phone.

Can I check in before 5pm?

EARTH Bash ticket holders cannot use their event ticket to check-in before 5:00pm.

Can I bring my children? Do children need a ticket?

This year’s event will be all ages, so attendees may bring their children. Tickets must be purchased for all children ages 3 years and older. There is not a child price for EARTH Bash tickets.

For the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, we ask that parents accompany and supervise their children at all times during the fundraiser.

Does the ticket include food?

Yes! In addition to dinner, guests will enjoy appetizers, dessert, and tasting stations within the zoo

Guests ages 21+ can also enjoy a champagne welcome upon arrival and cocktail tastings at certain stations. A cash bar will be available as well.

Should I bring cash for the bar and auction?

Guests can pay for drinks and their auction items with either cash or credit.

What happens if it rains?

 EARTH Bash is held rain or shine. In the event of heavy rain, certain features may be moved to the event pavilion just outside of the zoo. There is not a raindate for the event.

Thank you to our 2022 EARTH Bash Sponsors!

Located at Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick’s Street

Mendon, MA 01756



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