Southwick's Zoo is a 300-acre (120 ha), privately owned and operated, zoological park located in Mendon, Massachusetts, United States. It was opened in 1963, and remains family-operated to date. Along with their main animal exhibits, there are rides and attractions, shows and animal encounters.
EARTH Ltd provides visitors and the community with a variety of educational programs and partners with/ provides support to a number of local and global conservation programs and organizations.
Souhtwick's Zoo and Earth Ltd is a NEWLY Certified Autism Welcoming Business. Since 2015, they have partnered with the Autism Alliance to provide the sensory friendly Sunset at Southwick's Zoo. As part of their new Autism Welcoming status, special sensory toolkits and customized visual supports are available at the admission desk. All staff have received training designed to raise their awareness and understanding of children with autism. They are happy to accommodate your family and loved ones special needs during your visit. Be sure to visit the website, as sensory friendly hours are coming soon!
What is an Autism Welcoming Business?
Autism Welcoming businesses make simple, but impactful accommodations to support individuals and families with autism. They are trained by Autism Alliance staff and partner together to create a supportive environment. Learn more about our Autism Welcoming Initiative.