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Holiday Events at the Zoo

Celebrate the holidays at the Beardsley Zoo

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Get your family in the holiday spirit with these fun and festive events at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.

Breakfast with Frosty and Friends

Get in the holiday spirit and join Frosty and his friends for breakfast at the Zoo from 9-10 am on Dec.15, 16, 22 or 23.
Reservations are required.
Call Amanda Bolanos at (203) 394-6574.
$10 per person for Zoo members, $20 per person for non-members.
Price includes Zoo admission and breakfast.

Holiday Photo Ops and Crafts

Looking for the perfect backdrop for your holiday photo? Come to the Zoo and find fun and festive backdrops in our tropical holiday greenhouse. Stay with the kids and make holiday crafts, in Professor Beardsley's Research Station, to bring home. Don't forget to visit your favorite animals to wish them happy holidays! Join us from 10 am to 2 pm on Dec. 15, 16, 22 & 23.

Holiday Gift Ideas

The holidays are approaching fast. Pick up unique and meaningful gifts from the Zoo for everyone on your list!

Membership to Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo can be enjoyed year-round. Your recipient gets free admission to our Zoo and free or discounted admission to over 150 zoos and aquariums nationwide. Also includes ZooBucks, carousel rides & guest passes! Contact Amanda Bolanos at 203-394-6574 for more information.

Looking for a more permanent gift? Purchase & engrave a 90th Anniversary Brick for your loved one. Bricks will be displayed at the Zoo's Front Gate for all to see! Contact Emily Bobowick at 203-394-6569 for more information.

Animal Sponsorships - give a wild gift for the animal lover on your shopping list! Receive a Sponsorship Certificate, Fact Sheet & Photograph of your sponsored animal - and make sure to come visit them at the Zoo!

Animal Art - One way our zookeepers provide enrichment activities to the animals is by inviting them to "paint." Now, you can benefit, too! We are selling Animal Art on Sunday, Dec. 16 from noon to 3 pm in our Carousel building. Pick up fun holiday gifts such as the avant garde work by one of our tigers!

Holiday Hours

The Zoo will be open for half days on the day before Christmas and on New Year's Eve, when the last visitor will be admitted at noon and the doors will close at 1 pm. We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Mon, 12/24/2012 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Mon, 12/31/2012 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 394-6565

Winter Hours
Monday through Friday- Café and Carousel are open at 10:00am - 3:00pm
Monday through Friday- Gift Shop is open from 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday and Sunday- Café, Carousel and Gift Shop open at 9am and close at 4:00
The New World Tropics Building is open from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm daily

General Admission
Adult Admission (ages 12 & older) = $12.00
Child Admission (ages 3 -11) = $10.00
Senior Admission (62 & older) = $10.00
Under 3 years = FREE
Connecticut Zoological Society Members = FREE

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