Animal Adventures

Family Zoo & Rescue Center #WayCoolerThanAZoo

Welcome To Animal Adventures!

Animal Adventures is New England's largest, privately owned animal rescue center of its kind. We have been operating out of Bolton, MA since 1997. We started as an exotic animal rescue center and expanded into a family operated small zoo. Unlike the big zoos, we are not super fancy but do what we must to provide an enriched life for the animals. We take in hundreds of unwanted or unable to be cared for animals each year. Some, we are able to re-home and others will live here for the rest of their lives. We are open to the public for visiting, tours, classes and events. We also travel to do educational programs at schools, libraries, colleges and more. We are a USDA licensed zoo and State recognized educational facility and rescue center. We follow strict care guidelines set forth by our Founder Dr. Ed Laquidara Ph. D. and the USDA and each animals needs are met on a daily basis. Because we are not AZA all of our funding comes directly from you through programs, visits and donations. We have chosen to refrain from being a 501(c)3 organization because we feel we are able to provide a better life for the animals by remaining a small, family run business. All donations received go towards new and updated exhibits and enclosures for the animals. So on behalf of the animals, Thank You for your generous donations and continued support! Please take a moment to browse our website and see what we have to offer. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns.

Hours Of Operation
We are open year round to the public, Rain or Shine
(We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter)

Daily Live Animal Shows @ 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00

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




Animal Adventures will be closed to the public on Tuesdays for the remainder of the winter months beginning October 23rd!

We will still be available for after hours tours, owner tours, field trips to the center, and private events on these days. We will still run a normal travel schedule too. This change only effects general admission to the center.

We will open on any Tuesday when there is no school such as holidays and vacation weeks!

Thank you for your support!


Upcoming Mid-Week Activities!

Toddler Thursday!

Come in anytime from 10-5 and all kids 2-3 years old are FREE with a paid adult. 

1 Free child per adult admission.

(Excludes Christmas Vacation Week)

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