March into Spring at the Zoo

Date: 
Fri, 02/21/2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - February 21, 2014 - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is pleased to release its updated calendar for March, April, and May 2014. The Zoo has fun events for the entire family all year round, most of which are free with the cost of admission. 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 daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please check the website for updated Winter Hours and admission rates.

Children under 3 and Zoo members are admitted free. Parking at the Zoo is free of charge.

March 2014

March 11 & 12, Zoo Tots, 10:30 am

This program, which is for children 18 months to three years who are accompanied by an adult, may include activities, crafts, and live animals. This session, entitled "Animal March," will explore how animals move. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child; $15 for non-members and one child. Participants may sign up for either day. To reserve a space in the program, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

March 17, St. Patrick's Day

It's St. Patrick's Day! Time to shake your shamrock, groove your green, and ease on down the road to the Zoo! Kids in the Irish spirit wearing anything green today will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. One free child admission per adult. Don't miss our educational "Green Animal" scavenger hunt while you're here!

April 2014

April 8 & 9, Zoo Tots, 10:30 am

This monthly 45-minute program for children 18 months to three years, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, activities, crafts, and live animals. This session, entitled "Fur, Feathers, and Scales" will explore the differences between mammals, reptiles and birds. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child; $15 for non-members and one child. Participants may sign up for either day. To make a reservation, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

April 16, Evening Lecture Series, 7:00 pm

The zoo's evening lecture series engage audiences of all ages, especially lifelong learners, who have an appetite for delving deeper into the wonders of wildlife. Attending these programs allows visitors to live vicariously through our experts, who often have had incredible close encounters with creatures across the globe. Topic: TBA. $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. Location: Hanson Exploration Station. Sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

 April 26 & 27, Party for the Planet, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo to celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day! Our Earth Day event is about encouraging local, organic, earth-friendly choices as a way of promoting better health for our planet and ourselves. Environmentally friendly vendors will be on hand with everything from green cleaning products and recycled fashion accessories to better lawn care for you and wildlife! We'll have a special citizen science corner to learn about online science projects you and your family can participate in. Come learn what you can do to make the planet a healthier place for you and your family.
 

May 2014

May 11: Mother's Day

Connecticut's only zoo wants to thank all moms working so hard throughout the year. Bring your mom to the Zoo on Mother's Day and her ticket is on us! Enjoy this special day together by visiting our animals or having lunch in our Peacock Pavilion.

May 13 & 14: Zoo Tots, 10:30 am

This monthly 45-minute program, for children 22 months to four years who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, crafts, and a live animal presentation. This session, "Garden Critters" will focus on animals that like gardens. $10 for Zoo members and one child; $15 for non-members and one child. Participants may sign up for either day. To reserve a space in the program, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

May 16 - 18: Endangered Species Weekend, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Endangered species awareness events encourage people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered animals and plants and what actions can be taken to help preserve their future. Participate in a scavenger hunt featuring exotic and domestic endangered animals! Sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo AAZK Chapter.

May 17: Pet Awareness and Adoption Day, Noon - 3:00 pm

Join the Zoo for Pet Awareness and Adoption Day. Together with regional animal adoption and rescue organizations, you'll learn about the wonderful animals we live with every day - our pets! We'll host experts on pet care and safety, present crafts for the kids and other surprises. Take part and learn about caring for your family's best friend.

May 17: Armed Forces Day

Veterans and active service people are free and their family (up to 6 individuals) receives a 15% discount on admission.

May 21: Evening Lecture Series, 7:00 pm

The zoo's evening lecture series engage audiences of all ages, especially lifelong learners, who have an appetite for delving deeper into the wonders of wildlife. Attending these programs allows visitors to live vicariously through our experts, who often have had incredible close encounters with creatures across the globe. Topic: TBA. $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. Location: Hanson Exploration Station. Sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

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