Admissions/Hours

No Pets Are Allowed
Except Certified Service Dogs

Hours

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm.
(we are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day)

Carousel: Open 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cafe: Open 9:00am - 4:00pm
NEW: Click here to view our cafe menu!
Gift Shop: Open 9:30am - 4:00pm

The New World Tropics Building is open daily from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

General Admission
Adult Admission (ages 12 & older) = $14.00
Child Admission (ages 3 -11) = $10.00
Senior Admission (62 & older) = $10.00
Under 3 years = FREE
Connecticut Zoological Society Members = FREE

The Zoo accepts all major credit cards.
Parking is free.

Stroller rentals: Single stroller rental fee is $5.32 (includes tax); double stroller rental fee is $7.44 (includes tax).

Wheelchair rentals:  $6.00 (no tax on wheelchair rentals).

Become a member the day of your visit and receive free admission that day. Click here to learn about Membership levels and benefits.

Group rates
Discounted front gate admission rates are available to schools and non-profit organizations with 10 or more paying people who schedule at least three weeks in advance and pay at least two weeks in advance.  For more information including chaperone guidelines, lunches & buses, please click on the Teacher & Parent Tab and then click on the Field Trip Idea Tab and select Field Trips (self-guided).  When you are ready to make a reservation you can print a form using the link at the end of that information page or you can call the Group Sales office at: 203-394-6572 and you can have a form faxed or mailed to you.
$8.00 for Children (Ages 3 to 11)
$8.00 for Seniors & Special Needs
$8.00 for Youths (Ages 12 to 17)
$8.00 for Camp CIT’s
$8.00 for Adults