Seven different costumed storybook characters will be on Zoo grounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Master Falconer Brian Bradley will return with his popular birds of prey show, Sky Hunters in Flight.
The day of fun and fantasy is sponsored by the Pediatric Care Alliance between Connecticut Children’s and Hartford HealthCare.
“We’re so happy to host Connecticut Children’s and Hartford HealthCare’s healthcare heroes and families at the Zoo and provide a fun and magical day for all children for the second year in a row,” said Gregg Dancho, Zoo director. “In addition to underwriting a fabulous family event, they’re also sponsoring our Zoomobiles this year, which travel to educate children in schools, camps, and other facilities about popular Zoo animals and other impactful STREAM activities.”
“Learning is so important to a child’s healthy development. We are proud to partner with the Zoo to offer an engaging day of learning in a safe and family friendly environment,” said Jim Shmerling, DHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Connecticut Children’s. “The Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Care Alliance with Hartford HealthCare is also excited to gift a book to every child who attends this year’s event. Literacy is a key driver for academic success, and we want to help every child to succeed this school year.”
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $19.00, children (ages 3 -11) is $15.00, senior admission (62 and older) is just $15.00, 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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