All Bridgeport Residents Get in for Only $5 on May 20

Date: 
Fri, 04/13/2012

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - April 13, 2012 - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is proud to invite ALL Bridgeport residents to come to Connecticut's only zoo on Sunday, May 20, 2012 for a reduced admission fee of just $5 with proper I.D. Meet and greet with town officials, business and civic leaders, friends, and neighbors during a fun filled day for the whole family.
 
"Congratulations to Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo for 90 years of serving our city and the region with family fun and educational programming. Bridgeport is so proud to be the home to the only zoo in the state," said Mayor Bill Finch. "What better way to celebrate this milestone birthday, than to give every Bridgeport resident the chance to enjoy our zoo at a reduced rate? I encourage all Bridgeport residents to take advantage of this opportunity and experience all that Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo has to offer."

While at the Zoo on May 20, City residents and other visitors can learn more about the myriad of services the City has to offer including the Safe Asleep free smoke alarm program, the City's award-winning Lighthouse after school program and BConnected, the City's citizens engagement initiative, among others. Zoo visitors also will be able to learn more about the City's BGreen 2020 initiative, a public-private partnership, of which the Zoo is a part, whose main goal is to help reduce the City's carbon footprint through energy conservation and reducing the reliance on foreign oil.

Spend the day visiting new animals at the Zoo and enjoying the great outdoors. Over the past few months, the Zoo has welcomed many new animals including Canada lynx, Common rheas, and an endangered Chacoan peccary piglet, the first to be born in the northeast.

"Bridgeport Day provides us the opportunity to give back to the local community and residents who have continuously supported us throughout the years," stated Gregg Dancho, Zoo Director. "Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is thrilled to partner with Mayor Finch and the City of Bridgeport to offer such an enjoyable day for visitors."

This event is presented in partnership with Mayor Bill Finch and the City of Bridgeport. Rain date: June 10. 

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