March Offers Family Programming and Discounts at Connecticut’s Only Zoo

Wed, 02/03/2010

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – February 3, 2010 — Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, the state’s only Zoo, is pleased to release its March 2010 programming calendar.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $11.00, children (ages 3 -11) and senior admission (62 and older) is just $9.00. Children under 3 years old and Zoo members are admitted free. Parking at the Zoo is free of charge.

March 9 & 10: Zoo Tots, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm
This program is for children 18 months to three years, who are accompanied by an adult, may includes stories, activities, crafts and live animals. This session, entitled “Animals Marching,” will focus on animal movement and motion. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child.

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
A little short on green these days? Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo can help! Kids wearing anything green today will have the luck ‘o the Irish on their side and get in free when accompanied by a paying adult!

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About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo features 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Visitors won’t want to miss our Amur (Siberian) tigers, ocelots, red & maned wolves, Andean (spectacled) bears, and golden lion tamarins. Other highlights include our South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, the prairie dog exhibit with “pop-up” viewing areas, the New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, sheep and other barnyard critters, plus the hoofstock trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer and more. Visitors can grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove, and enjoy a ride on our colorful carousel. For more information, visit