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Go bananas for primates, at Southwick’s on June 11th

The month of June at Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon swings into high gear on the 11th, a Sunday, with a program called “Passionate About Primates!” from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The day is for people who are “bananas about primates!” Visitors can learn about the many monkeys and apes found at Southwick’s, and there will be some fun primate-themed activities.
Father’s Day Weekend on June 17th and 18th means a discounted admission purchase at the gate of $15 for dads. The offer is available only for general admission tickets bought at the entrance those days. Discounts cannot be applied to pre-purchased admission and cannot be applied to EARTH memberships, Value Passes, birthday party packages, field trip/group rates, and other discounted admission. They cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons, or offers. Discounts will only be applied to the admission of fathers and cannot be used for additional party members.
“Zoo Neighbors Day” occurs on Monday, June 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission at the entrance will be $15 for residents of Mendon, Uxbridge and Millville. An ID must be presented to receive a discount. This also cannot be applied for pre-purchased admission or other discount offers.
July at Southwick’s kicks off with “Honor Teachers Day,” also from 10:00 to 5:00. Admission will be free for teachers on July 2nd; the same conditions apply as above.
As a July 4th special, admission at the entrance will be just $15.
This is followed by “Christmas in July” with the zoo decorated and everyone having a chance to meet Santa Claus.
“Zoo Babies Day” on Sunday, July 23rd from 10:00 to 5:00 gives visitors an opportunity to learn about this year’s newest arrivals. Birth certificates will be placed round the zoo to highlight the baby animals born within the past year, and the zoo’s docents will have educational tables set up around the grounds.