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Benefit EARTH Bash

at Southwick's Zoo

Benefit EARTH Bash

Tickets available now!

EARTH Bash is back in 2024!

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, and more!

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

Ticket Information


Admission for EARTH Ltd. MEMBERS: $129/person
Admission for NON-MEMBERS: $149/person

VIP Tickets: $199/person, include an encounter with our Rhinos or Sloths!

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, 4:30pm for VIP ticket holders

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)

Cocktail and Appetizer locations in the zoo:
Drafts for Giraffes

Cocktails for Conservation

Cocktails with Critters

Live music performance.

*Gift shops and zoo concessions will not be open during EARTH Bash.

*This event is 21+.


Interested in becoming a 2024 Benefit EARTH Bash sponsor? Email Betsey Brewer Bethel at

Thank you to our 2024 EARTH Bash Sponsors!

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?
For the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, EARTH Bash is a 21+ event.
Does the ticket include food?
Yes! In addition to dinner, guests will enjoy appetizers, dessert, and tasting stations within the zoo.

Guests 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?
Guests can pay for drinks and their raffle tickets 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 rain date for the event.

Located at Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick’s Street

Mendon, MA 01756



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