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Beardsley Zoo

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Open Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Small Zoo but definitely worth the trip

We spent about 4 hours at the Beardsley Zoo and I think we saw everything. I brought my 7 year old... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
West Hartford, Connecticut
Great small Zoo

This is a really nice small Zoo, very easy to get to from Route 8. Great way to spend a few hours... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Britain, Connecticut
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1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610-1600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent about 4 hours at the Beardsley Zoo and I think we saw everything. I brought my 7 year old granddaughter and she really enjoyed it. It has been updated quite a bit since I was here with my own children in the 80's....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice small Zoo, very easy to get to from Route 8. Great way to spend a few hours. The Tigers are awesome!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this zoo. Walking around takes about 2 hrs with young children. I went during lunch but brought my own lunch rather than purchasing lunch at one of the food stations. There were lots of exhibits under construction which was unfortunate. The rainforest...More

Thank traveladam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice to walk around this park during an not hot day. At first we was disappointed to not see the tigers and leopards but we came back and they was outside playing. Really cool cause they was not sleeping ! I think all of...More

Thank Invictus3623NS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beardsley Zoo has always brought excitement to me when I was a teenager and visited with family and friends, adult with my wife and children and now as a grandparent with grandchildren.

Thank drd257
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice if you live nearby, if not you’re better off driving to the Bronx zoo.. because you can walk this whole small zoo quickly, the Bronx zoo is way bigger with more to offer

Thank Alessandra R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small zoo that takes about an hour to go through. Parking is a nightmare. Pack your own food because even though Cafe has many offerings, service is very slow (45 - 1 hr wait after ordering). They should think about expanding cafe to handle volume....More

1  Thank StinkySocks
Reviewed 20 August 2018

First time visitor to the Beardsley zoo while on my way to Mystic from NY. It was one of the smallest zoos I've ever visited but certainly had a lot to offer. I was using a motorized scooter to get around so can't really comment...More

1  Thank Goldelpack P
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Was pleasantly surprised at the additions to the Zoo! The red Pandas are so cute I had never seen one before.Would go back.

Thank Cath430
Reviewed 18 August 2018

While this zoo can't compete with the huge world-class zoos like San Diego or Houston, it is still a really nice place to spend a couple of hours. It is well kept and great for families. I particularly liked the rainforest exhibit building. The greenhouse,...More

Thank Joe H
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Loreen N
10 July 2018|
Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
No but there is a few animals that roam free. Like a peacock.
8 July 2018|
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Response from gordonsmc | Reviewed this property |
The area around the Zoo is low density, park-like residential area with rather low crime rates. As far as I could look up there is no establishments nearby that would be considered as contributing to delinquency (dive bars... More
Terri M
10 June 2018|
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Response from CBrozo | Reviewed this property |
$15 for adults, $11 for seniors (62+)