Get Involved

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has a mission, and we need you to help us accomplish it. Quite simply,
we need to present the richness of nature to  everyone we come in contact with. We need to show how fragile our environment is and how connected we are to each and every living thing. Most importantly, we need to inspire positive action. We need to get everyone involved in making a difference for nature. And you can get involved by becoming part of the Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo family!

Whether you want to become a Zoo member and enjoy the Zoo with your family
throughout the year, or become a Zoo volunteer and inspire our visitors, or perhaps you'd like to contribute to one of our many sponsorship and conservation projects;
however you'd like to become involved, we welcome you!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Membership - What is our Zoo without you?  Choose a membership package that best suits you.

Volunteer - Become a Zoo Friend, Zoo Gardener or Zoo Docent and help make the Zoo and everyone's visit here the best it can be. We have volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and corporations. 

Donate - You make the difference! Donate your time or dollars and help Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo accomplish its mission of conservation, education, research and family recreation. 

Jobs - See which job opportunities are available. Every job here is essential to operating the Zoo and enhancing the visitor experience.

Recognition Ideas - The Zoo offers many meaningful ways to recognize or pay tribute to a friend or family member.  

Calendar - The Zoo plans fun and educational special events and programs all year. Read about them here and then mark your calendar, so you won't miss a minute of the excitement.

Wish List - You never know what you will find on the Zoo's wish list.  Your assistance will contribute to the Zoo's mission while providing significant budget relief.