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!

July 2014

  • Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:00am - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 4:00pm
    Rainforest Reptile Shows (www.rainforestreptileshows.com) features exotic crawlers, unusual slitherers and fascinating creepers, all of which are creatures of the rainforest. Experience direct contact with live animals, artifacts and fascinating stories about these unusual animals and their natural habitats. Tues – Thurs: two shows daily at 12pm and 2pm; Fri – Sun: three shows daily at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm. Free with paid admission to the Zoo.
     
  • Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:00am - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:00pm
    Famous for getting everyone involved, Rowlands brings animals to life through kid-friendly songs, dance, puppets, and colorful props. Chris creatively blends music, comedy, and education to create fast paced, interactive shows that teach and inspire young people. Children are invited to wear fun hats and sing along with Rowlands on stage as he shares his self- penned songs about animals and their environment. Free with paid admission to the Zoo. Shows are July 26, 27 and 31 as well as August 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Show times are 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Each performance is 30-35 minutes long.
     

August 2014

  • Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:00am - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 4:00pm
    Rainforest Reptile Shows (www.rainforestreptileshows.com) features exotic crawlers, unusual slitherers, and fascinating creepers, all of which are creatures of the rainforest. Experience direct contact with live animals, artifacts, and fascinating stories about these unusual animals and their natural habitats. Tues – Thurs: two shows daily; Fri – Sun: three shows daily. Performance times TBA. Free with paid admission to the Zoo.
     
  • Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:00am - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:00pm
    Famous for getting everyone involved, Rowlands brings animals to life through kid-friendly songs, dance, puppets, and colorful props. Chris creatively blends music, comedy, and education to create fast paced, interactive shows that teach and inspire young people. Children are invited to wear fun hats and sing along with Rowlands on stage as he shares his self- penned songs about animals and their environment. Free with paid admission to the Zoo. Shows are July 26, 27 and 31 as well as August 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Show times are 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Each performance is 30-35 minutes long.
     
  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:30pm
    This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 9 – 11 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be a part of the program. Sessions run on Zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.
     
  • Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:30pm
    This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 6 – 8 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be a part of the program. Sessions run on Zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.
     
  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    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. This month's lecture topic is Tree-top highways -- Exploring canopy highways: understanding how primates navigate through the rainforest. Kevin McLean from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is exploring arboreal monkey movement behavior in the rainforest canopy. Get the rush hour report from Panama – it’s a jungle out there! $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. Location: Hanson Exploration Station. Sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

September 2014

  • Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    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. Sam Fried spent a week in Churchill, Manitoba, expecting to see ice, snow, bears and winter birds. It turned out differently than planned, leading to a lot of questions and not many good answers. What happens to the polar bears of Hudson Bay when the bay doesn't freeze on time? And what happens to the birds that are migrating in and out of Churchill. Join us for an evening of spectacular photos, some answers and more questions. $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. Location: Hanson Exploration Station. Sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.