Events

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!

 

October 2014

  • Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:00pm - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:00pm

    Ongoing every WEEKEND in October and November as well as school holidays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Rides begin at the W.O.L.F. Cabin and are $2.00 each.

  • Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:00am - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:00pm

    As part of our annual Scarecrow Competition, area schools are sponsored by local corporations to create beautiful fall works of art. Make sure you come to Boo at the Zoo on Oct. 26 to vote for your favorite Scarecrow. If you are a local school interested in creating a Scarecrow for this year’s competition, or if you are a local business that is interested in supporting one of our local schools, please contact Emily Bobowick at 203-394-6969 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org. 

  • Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    This spooktacular afternoon includes harvest hay rides and many other seasonal enjoyments. Plus we will announce the winners of our Scarecrow competition. Guaranteed to delight and fright all those who pass through! If you're under 12, in costume, and are accompanied by a paying adult, you get in to the Zoo for FREE!

November 2014

  • Sat, 11/01/2014 - 1:00pm - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 3:00pm

    Ongoing every WEEKEND in October and November as well as school holidays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Rides begin at the W.O.L.F. Cabin and are $2.00 each.

  • Thu, 11/06/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Are you a high school student between the ages of 14 and 18, love animals and wondering about animal related careers? Or love animals and conservation and want to help spread the word to our visitors? Come to our teen volunteer open house -- on Nov. 6 or Nov. 12 -- and learn about the Zoo's Explorer Post and Conservation Discovery Corp programs. Meeting held in our Hanson Exploration Station.

  • Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:30am - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:15am
    Zoo Tots is a 45 minute program for children 22 months to 4 years and a parent or caregiver. Program may include theme-related songs or games, live animals and a simple craft. Zoo Tots is held in the Research Station at 10:30 am. You may sign up for a Tuesday or Wednesday  program. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members and includes admission to the Zoo. Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Wednesday, Sept .10; our theme is" Nature's Colors." Tuesday, Nov. 11 and Wednesday, Nov. 12, our theme is "Who Eats What."
     
  • Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:30am - 11:15am

    Zoo Tots is a 45 minute program for children 22 months to 4 years and a parent or caregiver. Program may include theme-related songs or games, live animals and a simple craft. Zoo Tots is held in the Research Station at 10:30 am. You may sign up for a Tuesday or Wednesday  program. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members and includes admission to the Zoo. Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Wednesday, Sept .10; our theme is" Nature's Colors." Tuesday, Nov. 11 and Wednesday, Nov. 12, our theme is "Who Eats What."

  • Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Are you a high school student between the ages of 14 and 18, love animals and wondering about animal related careers? Or love animals and conservation and want to help spread the word to our visitors? Come to our teen volunteer open house -- on Nov. 6 or Nov. 12 -- and learn about the Zoo's Explorer Post and Conservation Discovery Corp programs. Meeting held in our Hanson Exploration Station.

  • Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

    We will close at 1:00 today, with the last ticket sold at noon, in order to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Thu, 11/27/2014 (All day)

    We will be closed today to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.