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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport , CT , 06610
Phone: 203-394-6565
41° 12' 31.9284" N, 73° 11' 1.9176" W
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Jessica Summers
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Connecticut's only zoo, featuring more than 350 species from North and South America. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has a proud history of 100 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 350 animals representing primarily North and South American and Northen Asian species. Come learn about our many endangered and threatened species, which include the Amur (Siberian) tiger, Amur leopards, Andean condor, Brazilian 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, and other barnyard critters. 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


1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT, 06610
United States



National Monkey Day Celebration at Beardsley Zoo

1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo's Distance Learning Programming gives students in Connecticut and beyond an opportunity to learn about our amazing animals, their remarkable behaviors, and more from the Zoo's Animal Care Specialists. All without leaving their classrooms or homes!

Science - STEM - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School