Animal Adventures

Family Zoo & Rescue Center

Hours of Operation

Open Memorial Day - 10am - 5pm

Live presentations at 11, 1 & 3

We Are Open to the Public

Rain or Shine:








Closed (Open when school is out)







Daily Live Animal Shows - 11:00, 1:00, 3:00

included with general admission.  Zookeepers bring out several furry and slithery rescue friends for you to interact with and get to know.

Most of our animals are housed within our three buildings and can be experienced even when it rains or snows.

Contact our Office: 
Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

We are closed on these Holidays:

Thanksgiving Day / Christmas Day / Easter

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Every dollar given to our cause goes to make a better life for our animals. Whether it be food, habitats, a new roof, or simply the heating bill, your generous donation will be used wisely.  Thank You!

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Welcome, To Animal Adventures!

Animal Adventures is New England's largest, privately owned animal rescue center of its kind! We have been operating in Bolton, Massachusetts since 1997. We are a rescue center first. We take in hundreds of unwanted, or unable to be cared for, animals each year. Some, we are able to find homes for, and others will live here the rest of their lives. We receive zero state or federal funding and are 100% self sufficient. We are state and USDA licensed to keep all of our animals. We follow strict care guidelines and each animal's needs are met on a daily basis. Because we are not AZA all of our funding comes from you! Whether that be by visiting our center or having us at your party, all the money we makes comes from the work we do. Furthermore, we are not a 501(c)(3), and are not planning to be. We feel we can offer better services, and do more for our animals and our employees, by standing as a small business. Outside of the services we offer, any donations received are a huge help and we say Thank You to those that give regularly. Please take a few minutes to browse our site and see what we have to offer you! 

Calling Animal Adventures Friends!

Animal Adventures has been educating families for 20 years in Massachusetts, and we love it here. Our own family resides here and the Rescue Center employs over 25 people in the summer, provides numerous opportunities for special needs volunteers, youth internships, adaptive program visitation and grade school education for multiple districts.

Our business is at risk, right now, because of a new bill introduced to the State Senate.

Bill S.490 would greatly impact the educational resources that Animal Adventures provides, as well as dramatically affect the vital funds needed to support a rescue center with a daily operational cost of over $2000.

A detail of the proposed Bill S.490 can be found here -

More details will follow, but we ask that you reach out to your local representative to let them know that you love Animal Adventures and that you oppose Bill S.490. Your voice can make a difference and is an appreciated way to “donate” to the Rescue Center.

You can find our petition to have this bill stopped here:

And you can find your legislator and their contact information here:

Animal Adventures Classes!
We will let you know when our next round of classes are ready for registration, so check back often.

Babies & Toddlers Animal Class 
Stay Tuned For Our Upcoming Class!

Animal Adventures will be hosting a one of a kind baby & Toddler animal class featuring Timon the Fennec fox, Mojo the Bolivian Squirrel Monkey, Rocket the Ring Tailed Lemur and TKO the baby kangaroo! 
Stay tuned for our new date!
6:30 - 8:00pm and includes 30 minutes to visit the zoo after hours!
$65 per person. 
Call 978-779-8988 to reserve your spot today!
Reservation is required. Deposit is required. 

Limited openings available.

Owl Class 

Stay Tuned For Our Upcoming Class! 


Have you ever wanted to hold an owl?  Well, now is your chance!  

Ed Laquidara is offering an owl handling class.  You will learn all about our Eurasian Eagle Owls, including the proper way to hold and release them.  Don't forget your cameras, you'll want to get a picture of this!

May 6, 2017.  6:30 - 7:30.  After the class the zoo will stay open until 8:00pm

$65 per person

Call the zoo at 978-779-8988 to reserve your spot. 

This class is limited to 16 people.

Animal Adventures

Yearly Memberships

Animal Adventures has  two different YEARLY PASSES to the facility available for you to have some amazing Animal Adventures! 

Passes can be purchased for one of these two options:

$250 - A One Year Membership Pass for up to four (4) people to visit with as many General Admission, Self-Guided Adventure Tours as you would like. Come see us as much as you want and bring a friend or bring the family (up to four people) for an adventure throughout the year!

$500 - A One Year Membership Pass for up to four (4) people to come on as many General Admission, Self-Guided Adventure Tours as you would like. Come see us as much as you want and bring a friend or bring the family (up to four people) for an adventure throughout the year! PLUS, an Extreme Adventure Tour for up to four (4) people at any point during that year and four (4) Animal Adventures T-shirts! (Reservations are required for the Extreme Adventure Tour)

$1000 - Lifetime Pass - click here for more information.

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