Zoo Announces Programs to Cure 'Cabin Fever'

Date: 
Thu, 01/17/2013

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - January 16, 2013 - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, the state's only zoo, announces a new series of "Cabin Fever" programs designed to cure the winter doldrums. 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 BeardsleyZoo.org 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 19, Hunters of the Sky, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Meet three of the Zoo's education ambassador raptors, learn the differences and similarities of hawks and owls, and what species you might see in Connecticut skies. Kids, 6 and up, can then dissect an owl pellet and discover the bone remains of an owl's meal. After the program, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required. To register, call 203-394-6563. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid's Zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

 
February 2013

February 16, Meet BeeZe the Bobcat, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Meet our newest cat ambassador, learn about one of Connecticut's top predators, and how Zoo staff has trained and worked with BeeZe to prepare him for public presentations and fun activities like painting. Kids, 6 and up, can create their own "animal" painting using rubber footprint stamps from some of our Zoo animals. After the program, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required. To register, call 203-394-6563. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid's Zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

 
March 2013

March 9, Slither into Spring, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Meet three of our reptilian education ambassadors, "Marlena" the Iguana, "Baby" the seven-foot boa constrictor, and "Darth Gator," a baby American alligator, and help make lunch for some of our other animal education ambassadors! After the program, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required. To register, call 203-394-6563. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid's Zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

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