Zoo Events

May 25 (9 am – 3 pm) – AARP Fourth Fridays FREE
AARP CT’s Fourth Fridays Free at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is back! AARP will provide members with free admission on the fourth Friday from May through September (May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28). Join us as many times as you like, but please be sure to register (here) individually for each visit so we know to expect you. Arrive at the Zoo by 3 pm and see the AARP CT representatives outside of the Front Gate for check-in and your admission certificate. AARP members may purchase admission for up to three additional guests at a 15% discount off regular admission prices through our ongoing AARP Member Offer. You’ll even get a coupon for the gift shop!

May 28 (9 am- 4 pm) – Memorial Day
All active service members and veterans get in free, and their families get 20% off the price of tickets.

June 2 (6-9 pm) — Wild Wine, Beer and Food Safari
This popular annual event welcomes 1,200 adult guests for an evening of food and drink tastings from local vendors, live music by Zoo favorites The Navels, and an exciting silent auction, all on Zoo grounds. This is the Zoo’s single largest fundraiser, and funds support our educational programming, new exhibits and operations. This is a rain or shine event! See a listing of our participating restaurants and caterers, and get your tickets now, here.

June 11 & 12 (10:30 am) — Zoo Tots
This month’s theme is “Some Like it Hot,” and we will learn about how animals handle a variety of temperatures. This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, activities, crafts, and live animals. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child; $15 for non-members and one child. Zoo Tots is held the second Tuesday and Wednesday of the month. Participants may sign up for either day. To make a reservation, pre-register by calling the Zoo’s Education Department at 203-394-6563, or register by email: programming@beardsleyzoo.org with name, child’s name and age, and membership status.

June 22 (9 am – 3 pm) – AARP Fourth Fridays FREE
AARP CT’s Fourth Fridays Free at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is back! AARP will provide members with free admission on the fourth Friday from May through September (May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28). Join us as many times as you like, but please be sure to register (here) individually for each visit so we know to expect you. Arrive at the Zoo by 3 pm and see the AARP CT representatives outside of the Front Gate for check-in and your admission certificate. AARP members may purchase admission for up to three additional guests at a 15% discount off regular admission prices through our ongoing AARP Member Offer. You’ll even get a coupon for the gift shop!

July 27 (9 am – 3 pm) – AARP Fourth Fridays FREE
AARP CT’s Fourth Fridays Free at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is back! AARP will provide members with free admission on the fourth Friday from May through September (May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28). Join us as many times as you like, but please be sure to register (here) individually for each visit so we know to expect you. Arrive at the Zoo by 3 pm and see the AARP CT representatives outside of the Front Gate for check-in and your admission certificate. AARP members may purchase admission for up to three additional guests at a 15% discount off regular admission prices through our ongoing AARP Member Offer. You’ll even get a coupon for the gift shop!

Aug. 24 (9 am – 3 pm) – AARP Fourth Fridays FREE
AARP CT’s Fourth Fridays Free at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is back! AARP will provide members with free admission on the fourth Friday from May through September (May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28). Join us as many times as you like, but please be sure to register (here) individually for each visit so we know to expect you. Arrive at the Zoo by 3 pm and see the AARP CT representatives outside of the Front Gate for check-in and your admission certificate. AARP members may purchase admission for up to three additional guests at a 15% discount off regular admission prices through our ongoing AARP Member Offer. You’ll even get a coupon for the gift shop!

Sept. 28 (9 am – 3 pm) – AARP Fourth Fridays FREE
AARP CT’s Fourth Fridays Free at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is back! AARP will provide members with free admission on the fourth Friday from May through September (May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28). Join us as many times as you like, but please be sure to register (here) individually for each visit so we know to expect you. Arrive at the Zoo by 3 pm and see the AARP CT representatives outside of the Front Gate for check-in and your admission certificate. AARP members may purchase admission for up to three additional guests at a 15% discount off regular admission prices through our ongoing AARP Member Offer. You’ll even get a coupon for the gift shop!