Zoo Takes the Show on the Road

Date: 
Thu, 06/27/2013

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – June 27, 2013 –The state’s only zoo is coming to communities across Connecticut, beginning July 3, 2013. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s Zoomobile will entertain and educate audiences at state parks and nature centers with programs presented in partnership with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), The Sherwood Island State Park Nature Center and The Kellogg Nature Center.

“While we love having visitors come to us, it’s important for us to be active and visible in communities across the state as well,” explained Gregg Dancho, Zoo director. “These programs are designed to engage, educate and inspire audiences of all ages.”

SSSensational Snakes: Living Wonders
The Zoomobile is coming to town! Join Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo to celebrate Connecticut’s Year of the Snake. This live animal programfeatures exotic, beautiful and fascinatingsnakes and their relatives from around the world. The Zoomobile is FREE. Check with venue for admission fees, if any.

Dates and locations include:

Wednesday, 7/3: 1 to 3 PM at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport (On the Beach!)

Wednesday, 7/10 12 to 2 PM at Kettletown State Park in Southbury

Wednesday, 7/17 12 to 2 PM at Kellogg Nature Center in Derby

Wednesday, 7/24 12 to 2 PM at Stratton Brook State Park in Simsbury

Wednesday, 8/7 12 to 2 PM at Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield

Wednesday, 8/21 12 to 3 PM at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport(On the Beach!)

Hot Reptiles: Cool Nights   6:00 PM
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is traveling to Sherwood Island State Park Nature Centerto enjoy some cool nights with hot reptiles. Our live animal program will explore the little-known world of these prehistoric survivors and introduce families to beautiful and endangered reptiles from around the world. These programs are sure to engage, educate and inspire! The Zoomobile is FREE. Check with venue for admission fees, if any.

Dates: Saturdays:7/20 and 8/10