Roar into the New Year at the Zoo

Fri, 12/21/2012

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - December 21, 2012 - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, the state's only zoo, is pleased to release its calendar for January and February 2013. The Zoo plans fun and educational special events and seasonal programs throughout the year, most of which are free with the purchase of Zoo admission, unless otherwise noted. Calendar subject to change without notice. Please check or Facebook for the most up to date information.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is closer than you think and open year-round from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $12.00, children (ages 3 -11) and senior admission (62 and older) is just $10.00, and children under 3 years old are free. Zoo members also are admitted free. Parking at the Zoo is free of charge.

January 2013

January 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Zoo is honoring the civil rights leader's life and achievements by offering $5 admission today.

February 2013

February 9, Asian New Year Celebration
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Snake with special stories, crafts, a children's parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is February 16.

February 28, Summer Internship Application Deadline
Internships are available for college level students in Animal Care, Education, or Veterinary Care. An application and program details may be found on our Web site under Get Involved; Volunteer; Interns.

February 9, Wild at Heart Event 2013
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo invites you to add a little Wild to your Valentine's Day at our Wild at Heart Event 2013. Indulge yourself with food, drink, animal encounters, entertainment, and a fabulous silent auction with lots of love! Dress up in your finest cocktail attire and treat yourself to tantalizing appetizers served alongside a tasty food station. For a sweet ending to the night, enjoy chocolate fondue courtesy of The Melting Pot in Darien.  NOTE: This is an adults only event. $75 per person. Tickets are limited. To purchase, please contact Emily Bobowick at (203) 394-6569 or

February 14, Valentine's Day
Show your honey some love! Anyone wearing red today gets 15% off admission!


Visit our Tropical Winter Greenhouse
Enjoy a visit to a tropical paradise at our Victorian Greenhouse. As you stroll through, you can see several species flowering. It's a short walk through another world! Free with Zoo admission.

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