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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Address: 
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport , CT , 06610
Phone: 203-394-6565
41° 12' 31.9284" N, 73° 11' 1.9176" W
Contact name: 
Jessica Summers
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Connecticut's only zoo, featuring more than 300 species from North and South America. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has a proud history of over 90 years as Connecticut’s only Zoo. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participant in its Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, we are committed to the preservation of endangered animals and are actively developing strategies that will protect species and preserve their wild habitats. Through education, conservation, research and recreation, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for students and families. Check out the variety of programing we offer for all ages, including Zoo Patrol summer adventures for ages 6-11!

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a wonderful place to visit all year 'round - alone or with your family. Spend an hour or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Come learn about our many endangered and threatened species, which include the Amur (Siberian) tiger, Andean condor, Ocelot, Red wolf, Andean (spectacled) bear, Maned wolf, and Golden lion tamarin.

Come see our South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, then walk through the prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas. Visit the New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, sheep and other barnyard critters. Take a walk along the hoofstock trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer and more. Before you leave grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove and take a ride on our colorful carousel.  We can't wait to see you!

Open hours: 
Sunday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
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