Get in the holiday spirit and join Frosty and his friends for breakfast at the Zoo from 9-11 am on December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21. Breakfast will be available from 9-10:30 and character appearances will be at 9:30 & 10:30. Reservations are required! To reserve your spot, call Amanda Bolanos at (203) 394-6574. $10 per person for Zoo members, $15 per person for non-members. Price includes Zoo admission and breakfast!
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Chapter AAZK presents the 4th Annual Animal Art Show & Sale
Daytime Event - Free with Zoo admission, December 7, 2014 - Carousel, 11am - 3pm
Evening Event - December 13, 2014 - Hanson Building, 6pm - 9pm (Snow Date: December 20) Hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks will be served.
Join us for our 4th Annual Animal Art Show & Sale! Animal-created artwork makes a unique and artistic gift for the upcoming holidays. It's a conversation starter, a reminder of the beauty of animals, and a unique addition to any collection. Your purchase will help zoo keepers at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo to fund various events and conservation projects, animal enrichment, and professional development. We hope you can make it to one of these free events - the zoo keepers would love to meet you!
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.