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Beardsley Zoo

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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo has a proud history of over 80 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.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is a wonderful place to visit - 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, 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!

Admissions/Hours - What does it cost to visit Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo? What are our hours? Get all the information you need to know.

The Animals - What animals are at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo? Get in-depth, fact filled details about the animals living at the Zoo.

Directions - It's easy to get to Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo. Get directions from all areas of Connecticut.

Zoo Map - Check out the Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Adventure Guide and Trail Map.

Behind the Scenes - Get a feel for what's happening behind the scenes at the Zoo.

Calendar Events - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo offers exciting events all year. View our calendar to learn about what's happening next!

Board of Directors - The Connecticut Zoological Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, owns and operates Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo. Meet our Board of Directors.

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Hours of Operation:
Mon9:00 AM4:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM4:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM4:00 PM
Thr9:00 AM4:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM4:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM4:00 PM
Sun9:00 AM4:00 PM
Notes: None Listed


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