Calendar

The talented staff and contributors to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo design special events and programs throughout the year. Our beautiful grounds also provide the perfect setting for a variety of musical concerts. Visit this portion of our site often to see what’s coming up!

September 2014

  • Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

    September 2014 is AARP Month at the Zoo. Free admission every Friday this month for AARP members and 15% discount for up to 3 of their guests. Free admission Sept. 7-13 in honor of National Grandparents Day (Sept. 7) for AARP members and 15% discount for up to 3 of their guests. Friday, Sept. 5 -- Ticket for either one (1) free small ice cream cone OR one (1) free carousel ride. Friday, Sept. 12 and 19 -- Free guided tour for AARP member and one guest at 10:30 am or 12:30 pm. Pre-registration required here. Friday, Sept. 26 -- Free Animal Education Program for AARP member and one guest at 11 am. Pre-registration required here.

  • Sun, 09/07/2014 - 9:00am - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:00pm

    September 2014 is AARP Month at the Zoo. Free admission every Friday this month for AARP members and 15% discount for up to 3 of their guests. Free admission Sept. 7-13 in honor of National Grandparents Day (Sept. 7) for AARP members and 15% discount for up to 3 of their guests. Friday, Sept. 5 -- Ticket for either one (1) free small ice cream cone OR one (1) free carousel ride. Friday, Sept. 12 and 19 -- Free guided tour for AARP member and one guest at 10:30 am or 12:30 pm. Pre-registration required here. Friday, Sept. 26 -- Free Animal Education Program for AARP member and one guest at 11 am. Pre-registration required here.

  • Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

    September 2014 is AARP Month at the Zoo. Free admission every Friday this month for AARP members and 15% discount for up to 3 of their guests. Free admission Sept. 7-13 in honor of National Grandparents Day (Sept. 7) for AARP members and 15% discount for up to 3 of their guests. Friday, Sept. 5 -- Ticket for either one (1) free small ice cream cone OR one (1) free carousel ride. Friday, Sept. 12 and 19 -- Free guided tour for AARP member and one guest at 10:30 am or 12:30 pm. Pre-registration required here. Friday, Sept. 26 -- Free Animal Education Program for AARP member and one guest at 11 am. Pre-registration required here.

  • Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    The Zoo's evening lecture series engage audiences of all ages, especially lifelong learners, who have an appetite for delving deeper into the wonders of wildlife. Attending these programs allows visitors to live vicariously through our experts, who often have had incredible close encounters with creatures across the globe. Sam Fried spent a week in Churchill, Manitoba, expecting to see ice, snow, bears and winter birds. It turned out differently than planned, leading to a lot of questions and not many good answers. What happens to the polar bears of Hudson Bay when the bay doesn't freeze on time? And what happens to the birds that are migrating in and out of Churchill. Join us for an evening of spectacular photos, some answers and more questions. $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. Location: Hanson Exploration Station. Sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

  • Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

    September 2014 is AARP Month at the Zoo. Free admission every Friday this month for AARP members and 15% discount for up to 3 of their guests. Free admission Sept. 7-13 in honor of National Grandparents Day (Sept. 7) for AARP members and 15% discount for up to 3 of their guests. Friday, Sept. 5 -- Ticket for either one (1) free small ice cream cone OR one (1) free carousel ride. Friday, Sept. 12 and 19 -- Free guided tour for AARP member and one guest at 10:30 am or 12:30 pm. Pre-registration required here. Friday, Sept. 26 -- Free Animal Education Program for AARP member and one guest at 11 am. Pre-registration required here.

  • Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

    September 2014 is AARP Month at the Zoo. Free admission every Friday this month for AARP members and 15% discount for up to 3 of their guests. Free admission Sept. 7-13 in honor of National Grandparents Day (Sept. 7) for AARP members and 15% discount for up to 3 of their guests. Friday, Sept. 5 -- Ticket for either one (1) free small ice cream cone OR one (1) free carousel ride. Friday, Sept. 12 and 19 -- Free guided tour for AARP member and one guest at 10:30 am or 12:30 pm. Pre-registration required here. Friday, Sept. 26 -- Free Animal Education Program for AARP member and one guest at 11 am. Pre-registration required here.

  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

    Join us on Sept. 29 at the exclusive Connecticut Golf Club in Easton for fun and fundraising! With a course rating of 73.5 and slope rating of 136 on Bent grass, this course will challenge and exhilarate even a seasoned golfer. Bring your "A" game, support the Zoo, and have a ball! The day's festivities will include a round of golf, contests (hole in one/closest to the pin/straightest drive), great food, a silent auction, and raffle. For more information, please contact Emily Bobowick at (203) 394-6569 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org.

October 2014

  • Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

    Our Second Annual Brew at the Zoo event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 6:30-10:00 pm. This fabulous event will be bigger and better than last year, feature delicious fare, craft beers, live music, as well as a silent auction. Guests will also be invited to take part in a soft opening of our annual Howl-o-ween event! Tickets are $40 per person. Please contact Emily Bobowick at 203-394-6569 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org with any questions. 

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!

    This Years Beer Vendors Include:

    • Two Roads Brewery
    • Victory Brewing Co.
    • Berkshire Brewing Co.
    • Radeberger Brewery
    • Ruckus Brewing Co.
    • Beaver Brewing Co.
    • Charter Oak Brewing Co.
    • Thomas Hooker Brewing
    • Shebeen Brewing Co.
    • Mike's Hard Lemonade
    • Thimble Island Brewing Co.
    • Samuel Smith Brewery
    • Foolproof Brewing
    • The Boston Beer Co.
    • Cisco Brewing
    • Back East Brewing Co.
    • Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
    • Kombrewcha

        ....More to come!

    Hosted by: Stepney Wine of Monroe & Black Rock Wine of Fairfield

  • Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:00am - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:00pm

    As part of our annual Scarecrow Competition, area schools are sponsored by local corporations to create beautiful fall works of art. Make sure you come to Boo at the Zoo on Oct. 26 to vote for your favorite Scarecrow. If you are a local school interested in creating a Scarecrow for this year’s competition, or if you are a local business that is interested in supporting one of our local schools, please contact Emily Bobowick at 203-394-6969 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org.