Chris Rowlands brings music, puppets and fun to the Zoo!
We're excited to announce that Chris Rowlands is back at the Zoo this summer from July 26 - August 8, 2021!
Shows at 11 am, 1 and 3 pm daily. Each performance is 30-35 minutes long. Free with Zoo admission.
Famous for getting everyone involved, Rowlands brings animals to life through song, dance, puppets, and colorful props, to teach children about animals and their habitats. Children are invited to wear fun hats and sing along with Rowlands on stage as he shares his self- penned songs. All Rowlands’ performances will be free with paid admission to the Zoo.
“Young audiences are captivated by Chris’s performances,” explained Gregg Dancho, Zoo director. “He has an incredible gift for educating kids in an interactive and fun way. We are thrilled to have this crowd-pleaser with us again this summer.”
Rowlands has created one of a kind music just for Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo incorporating conservation and animal enrichment as well as introducing visitors to some of the animals that are new to the zoo this year.
About Chris Rowlands
A native of Connecticut, Chris Rowlands creatively blends music, comedy, and education to create fast paced shows that teach and inspire young people. The Environment magazine honored Rowlands by awarding him its first “E Award” for his environmental education programs. Through public performances and in-school artistic residencies he brings his lessons about nature and conservation to more than 60,000 students, teacher, and parents each year.