Ever wonder what the animals do on summer nights as the sun goes down?   Are the beavers busy?  Do the bears hug?   Well visit New Bedford's Buttonwood Park Zoo between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on one of 3 Fridays this summer.

On June 28th, July 26th, and August 23rd, families will have an opportunity to experience the zoo in a whole new way.   The zookeepers tell me that the animals feel the heat like we do.  When the weather cools in the evening, some animals become more active.

Buttonwood Park Zoo features over 250 animals and 30 exhibits.  Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo has been called one of the finest small zoos in the United States.