Calendar

The talented staff and contributors to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo design special events and programs throughout the year. Our beautiful grounds also provide the perfect setting for a variety of musical concerts. Visit this portion of our site often to see what’s coming up!

April 2015

  • Sat, 04/04/2015 (All day)
    Zoo volunteers are an integral part of the Zoo, contributing their time and energy to the Zoo’s education 
and environmental mission. Whether it is going out on Zoomobiles with the Zoo Educators, talking to visitors, caring for the Zoo grounds, or helping out with the animals, our volunteers make a difference to both our visitors and the staff. Call the Volunteer Office at (203) 330-6046 to register for the spring class.
     
  • Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:30am - 11:15am

    This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four 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 April 14 or 15. To make a reservation, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

  • Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:30am - 11:15am

    This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four 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 April 14 or 15. To make a reservation, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

  • Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Fairfield University is working with Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo on behavioral research of 5 of our species. Come learn the answers to questions including: Is the hormone therapy we are administering to our Mexican wolves working to reduce pack aggression? Is our male Amur leopard a good candidate for a breeding program? Are our lynx demonstrating breeding behavior? What goes on underground in the Prairie Dog tunnels? Do the animals recognize their keepers, vet staff or other staff members? What other wildlife hangs out at the Zoo? $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. Location: Hanson Exploration Station. Sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.
     
  • Sat, 04/18/2015 - 9:00am - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:00pm

    Join Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo to celebrate the 45th 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.

  • Sat, 04/25/2015 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

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

May 2015

  • Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:30am - 11:15am

    This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, activities, crafts, and live animals. This session, entitled "Garden Critters" 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 May 12 or 13. To make a reservation, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:30am - 11:15am

    This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, activities, crafts, and live animals. This session, entitled "Garden Critters" 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 May 12 or 13. To make a reservation, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.