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Beardsley Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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 4 weeks 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 10 September 2018
New Britain, Connecticut
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  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610-1600
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All reviews merry go round bison few hours gift shop well taken care young children free parking rainforest exhibit small children couple of hours walk around day trip great for kids on display all ages whole family picnic tables
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are fascinated by exotic animals—condors, poison dart frogs, tortoises, sloths, and scarlet ibises—you will enjoy this small zoo. I don't understand the negative reviews. Anyone who says they spent an hour or less must not have stopped to look at anything; my son...More

Thank RalphDSherman
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Beardsley Zoo for the first time. It's mostly oriented towards children which is a good thing, and hopefully they learn something about conservation and respecting animals. However, I found the zoo to be a tad depressing. Some of the enclosures were really...More

Thank Limeyfeet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have not been to the zoo in about 5 years due to the kids being older with other commitments. We went recently and we so impressed with the updates and all the animals. The kids now 10 and 13 were so happy to be...More

Thank cdressler2017
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank Travel33871
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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!

1  Thank AndiW-CT
Reviewed 3 September 2018 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 1 September 2018 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 28 August 2018

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 28 August 2018 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 27 August 2018 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
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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.
9 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
11 June 2018|
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Response from CBrozo | Reviewed this property |
$15 for adults, $11 for seniors (62+)