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Beardsley Zoo

#2 of 18 things to do in Bridgeport Features Animals
1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610-1600
+1 203-394-6565
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Back to the Otters

A very crowded day today at the zoo ... lots of family fun, and yes, the grandkids did ride the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Waterbury, Connecticut
Beardsley Zoo was nice

We have been to so many zoos. Beardsley Zoo was definitely a nice one. We particularly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boonton, New Jersey
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1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610-1600
+1 203-394-6565

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A very crowded day today at the zoo ... lots of family fun, and yes, the grandkids did ride the carousel!! The weather was 75 with a grey sky. My favorite animal today: The giant anteater was on the top of my list. Come on,...More

Thank joemiller2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to so many zoos. Beardsley Zoo was definitely a nice one. We particularly enjoyed seeing the tigers, turtles, and river otters.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been taking my son to Beardsley for years now and I have to say that he is never disappointed and neither are we. There is so many animals there and it is a great learning experience for younger kids to be able to...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily accessible and thoroughly enjoyable. The animals appear well cared for and the staff are knowledgeable. Would recommend getting there early as the animals are active and the parking is abundant.

1  Thank Jen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The animals were ecstatic, the habitats were well taken care of and the zoo keepers were very friendly. Oh yeah and theres a glory hole in the bathroom.

1  Thank tbansak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a medium sized zoo with interesting exhibits. If you've come for elephants, giraffes, polar bears or other species requiring large and specialized enclosures, you'll be disappointed. But there was a wide range of exhibits (tigers, leopards, bison, deer, anteater, alligator, otter, reptiles, birds,...More

3  Thank GusRobinWood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a bit expensive for the smaller size but it is a fun outing and offers memberships for those that are local - it's worth it and is paid for in 2 visits, I believe. There are quite a few interactive exhibits the kids enjoyed.

Thank Jen827
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is a great place to bring kids! It's not a large zoo, but big enough for a few hours, Fun for all ages,

1  Thank Abraham F
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I were so excited to see this zoo, we were on our way to New Jersey for a family get away and this was a half way point for us, so we thought it would be great to stop and stretch our...More

1  Thank ash2929
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Did a charity event at the zoo! it was a wonderful day! great family fun !! don't miss the merry-go-round!

1  Thank Lisa M
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Is it mostly for children!
30 June 2015|
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Response from Mommasells | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, the zoo can appeal to all ages. There are specific exhibits that tend to be a better attraction to children, but there are others that will entertain adults; then there are those that will attract the eye of... More