Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Roars into Action Post Blizzard with Half-Price Admission

Thu, 02/14/2013

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - February 14, 2013 - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo will reopen on Saturday, February 16 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, following a week of post-blizzard cleanup. To view photos of the cleanup effort, click here. To show their Valentine's Day love for their visitors, admission will be half price on Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17.

The following programs are scheduled for Saturday, February 16:

Cabin Fever: Meet BeeZe the Bobcat, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Meet our newest cat ambassador, learn about one of Connecticut's top predators, and how Zoo staff has trained and worked with BeeZe to prepare him for public presentations and fun activities like painting. Kids, 6 and up, can create their own "animal" painting using rubber footprint stamps from some of our Zoo animals. After the program, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required. To register, call 203-394-6563. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid's Zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

Asian New Year Celebration, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Snake with special stories, crafts, a children's parade, and many more fun activities. Free with zoo admission.

Wild at Heart Event 2013, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo invites you to add a little Wild to your Valentine's Day at our Wild at Heart Event 2013. Indulge yourself with food, drink, animal encounters, entertainment, and a fabulous silent auction with lots of love! Dress up in your finest cocktail attire and treat yourself to tantalizing appetizers served alongside a tasty food station. For a sweet ending to the night, enjoy chocolate fondue courtesy of The Melting Pot in Darien. NOTE: This is an adults-only event. $75 per person. Tickets are limited. To purchase, please contact Emily Bobowick at (203) 394-6569 or

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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is closer than you think and open year round from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $12.00, children (ages 3 -11) and senior admission (62 and older) is just $10.00, and children under 3 years old are free. Zoo members also are admitted free. Parking at the Zoo is free of charge.

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