Happy Zoo Year! Events Through February 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - December 26, 2013 - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, the state's only zoo, is pleased to release its programming calendar for late December through February 2014. The Zoo plans fun and educational special events and seasonal programs throughout the year, most of which are free with the purchase of Zoo admission, unless otherwise noted. Calendar subject to change without notice. Please check BeardsleyZoo.org or Facebook for the most up to date information.

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.


The Zoo will be open for a half day on New Year's Eve. The last visitor will be admitted at Noon and the doors will close at 1:00 pm.

December 26 - December 31:
Kids 12 and under get in for HALF PRICE!

New Year's Day - CLOSED 


January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Zoo is honoring the civil rights leader's life and achievements by offering $5.00 admission today.


February 8, Asian New Year Celebration, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Horse with special stories, crafts, a children's parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is February 15.

February 8, Wild at Heart Event 2014, 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 2014. 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. NOTE: This is an adults-only event. $75 per person. Tickets are limited. To purchase, please contact Emily Bobowick at (203) 394-6569 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org.

February 14, Valentine's Day
Show your honey some love! Anyone wearing red today gets 15% off admission!

February 28, Summer Internship Application Deadline
Internships are available for college level students and recent graduates in Animal Care, Education, Horticulture and Veterinary Care. Program details maybe be found on our website BeardsleyZoo.org under Get Involved; Volunteer; Interns. Call (203) 330-6046 for additional information.


Visit our Tropical Winter Greenhouse
Enjoy a visit to a tropical paradise at our Victorian Greenhouse. As you stroll through, you can see several species flowering. It's a short walk through another world! Free with Zoo admission.

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