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Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Zoos & Aquariums
Other Ideas: New England Aquarium: Boston; Franklin Park Zoo - Zoo New England; Southwick's Zoo; Butterfly Garden at Museum of Science; Mystic Aquarium

Now closed, this former Cape Cod attration was a Zoo and an Aquarium in one! Visitors were able to enjoy live sea lion shows, learn about local sealife, or take a stroll through the petting zoo to see many interesting animals

Get up-close to the wonderful creatures that inhabit our local waters at the Zooquarium. Come and see the many tanks that hold everything from our Cape Cod waters from Stripers to Lobsters, Frogs to Turtles. The animal displays are all low enough to be easily viewed by children.

Learn about the environment that surrounds Cape Cod and what you can do to help protect it. There are lots of different animals here, so you are sure to find a favorite.

Petting Zoo:
At the outdoor petting zoo, get an up close look at the friendly animals in the farmyard and discover how they came to be such an important part of the human life.

You can pet Penelope the Pig, Fiona the cow, churro sheep, or take a ride on a pony. Wilma, Betty & Pebbles, the resident llamas, are very curious and like to have their noses tickled, but don't get them mad- they spit!

Meet the goats and deer and don't forget to bring a quarter so you can feed these friendly creatures. They will eat right from your hand! There are many more wonderful surprises, so we won't spoil it for you here... you'll just have to come by and see for yourself!

Sea Lions
The Zooquarium no longer has a sea lion/seal show. They are updating their facility. Their
newest show offering is called Farm Follies. The programs are about domesticated animals. They also still do their Zoorific Theater Animal Adventure program. Both shows alternate throughout the day and begin at the top of the hour.

HOURS↑ top

Open daily, 9:30 4:00, May 28th June 22
Open daily, 9:30 5:00, June 23 September 3
Open 9:30 4:00 | Closed Tuesdays | September 4 November 25
Open weekends and school vacation weeks, November Jan 2013

COST↑ top

Ages 10 and up: $12.75
Children (2-9): $8.75
Kids under 2: Free
*Last admission sold one hour before closing



674 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA map
Phone: (508) 775-8883

3.7 miles south of Hyannis Airport Rotary on Route 28 in West Yarmouth OR Exit 7 off Route 6 (Willow Street). Turn left off ramp. Take first left onto Higgins Crowell Road and follow 2.6 miles to Route 28. Turn left at light. Zooquarium is one mile on the left.

TIPS↑ top

  • **Rain Policy - If it rains during your visit, your ticket can be validated for another visit for up to one year

  • There isn't much more than an hour or two's worth of things to do here, although periodically they have educational animal showings (like a baby alligator or something). There are a few picnic tables so bringing snacks or a lunch might be fun.

  • **Allow approximately 2 hours for your visit.

Only highlight of our visit were the sea lions. Since that time both sea lions have passed away. That being the case I wouldn't recommend spending your money here.
1-starDefinitely Skip This One
The moment we pulled into the parking lot we realized how run down this place is. Fortunately, our 3 year-old son didn't notice. It's dirty, exhibits are broken, it's hyped up way more than it should be.
I brought a group of preschoolers and school age children for a summer field trip! The children all had so much fun. It was a perfect trip to take if you are only looking for a few hours of fun. Once you see it all once then it gets boring. It kept the children entertained!
3-starNot As Great As I Expected
I had never been , and I expected by it's size to be something amazing. Unfortunately, it was a little dreary, and reminded me of being on someones run down farm. The sea lion show was okay, I guess I thought they would bring more than one out. And you sat on cold cement steps to watch. Probably won't go there again.


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