Native American artifact exhibits and lectures. Artifact collectors, archaeological societies, clubs, knappers, and individuals with other Native American interests are invited to display their collections or lecture on Native American topics. Table space is free. Artifact identification.
Sunday May 11, 2014, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
All ages, free admission and handicapped accessible.
Saturday and Sunday, April 26, 2014 and April 27, 2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm Join Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo to celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day! Our Earth Day event on April 26 and 27 is about encouraging local, organic, earth-friendly choices as a way of promoting better health for our planet and ourselves. Environmentally friendly vendors will be on hand with everything from green cleaning products and recycled fashion accessories to better lawn care for you and wildlife! We'll have a special citizen science corner to learn about online science projects you and your family can participate in. Come learn what you can do to make the planet a healthier place for you and your family.
Date: Sun, 05/11/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm Connecticut's only zoo wants to thank all moms working so hard throughout the year. Bring your mom to the Zoo on Mother's Day and her ticket is on us! Enjoy this special day together by visiting our animals or having lunch in our Peacock Pavilion.
Date: Sat, 05/17/2014 - 9:00am - 3:30pm Endangered species awareness events encourage people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered animals and plants and what actions can be taken to help preserve their future. Participate in a scavenger hunt featuring exotic and domestic endangered animals. Sponsored by the Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo's American Association of Zoo Keeper's chapter.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is closer than you think and is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, only closing on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $12.00, children (ages 3 -11) and senior admission (62 and older) is just $10.00, and children under 3 years old are free. Zoo members also are admitted free. Parking at the Zoo is free of charge.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a wonderful place to visit - alone or with your family. Spend an hour or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Come learn about our many endangered and threatened species, which include the Amur (Siberian) tiger, Andean condor, Ocelot, Red wolf, Andean (spectacled) bear, Maned wolf, and Golden lion tamarin.
Come see our South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, then walk through the prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas. Visit the New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, sheep and other barnyard critters. Take a walk along the hoofstock trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer and more. Before you leave grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove and take a ride on our colorful carousel. We can't wait to see you!
The Connecticut Zoological Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, owns and operates Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo.
From New Haven: Take Exit 52 (South to Bridgeport) to Rt 8 & 25. Proceed to Exit 5 (Boston Ave). At the end of the ramp, bear right and go to the 5th traffic light. Turn left onto Noble Avenue and proceed to the Beardsley Park entrance on the left. Follow the signs to the Zoo entrance on right.
From New York: Take Exit 49S (Bridgeport) to Rt 25. Proceed to Exit 5 (Boston Ave). At the end of the ramp, bear right and go to the 5th traffic light. Turn left onto Noble Avenue and proceed to the Beardsley Park entrance on the left. Follow signs to the Zoo entrance on right.
From I-95 (CT Turnpike)
Take Exit 27A to Rt 8 & 25. Proceed to Exit 5 (Boston Ave). At the traffic light at the end of the ramp, go left to the 4th traffic light. Turn left onto Noble Avenue and proceed to the Beardsley Park entrance on the left. Follow signs to the Zoo entrance on right.