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Beardsley Zoo

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Address: 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610-1600
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+1 203-394-6565
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Great place for Grandchildren

This is THE place to go with small or younger children (3-9) . A wonderful place for a day trip plenty of animals,outbuildings with displays dioramas,and staff ready willing and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Frank B

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place to visit for a day and not be overwhelmed and think you are not going to get to see everything. Fun for all ages, from watching the antics of the otters being fed to the majesty of the Siberian Tigers. The keepers are extremely knowledgeable about their animals.

Thank J5508VTjanetb
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is THE place to go with small or younger children (3-9) . A wonderful place for a day trip plenty of animals,outbuildings with displays dioramas,and staff ready willing and able to answer questions,impart knowledge and talk to kids. Outstanding venue partiicularly in the spring or fall

Thank Frank B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to bring kids! There are more exhibits than I expected. It's not as big as the Bronx zoo, but for a local zoo it is decent size! You can see the whole zoo in a couple hours. Worth checking out

Thank Rachel R
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

we have very good time , very good for the family to pass a nice day and have some snaks ice cream etc

Thank villagesell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I think this place is perfect because is not too big or too small and for the price you can't complain. They have a lot of animals exhibitions plus they take real good care of them. Always is fun to visit!!

Thank Ketana_01
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Went a few years ago with the kids and saw all the signs of animals with very little quality of life. No clean water. Pacing. Won't go back.

Thank lexie1277
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A great option for a couple of hours. You can do the Zoo in an hour if you walk thru but for a nice day out give yourself 2 - 2.5 hours. Friendly staff, not packed but a good time for the kids.

Thank Nydgnyc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This was a relaxing place for me on Sundays. The wolf exhibit was special and the staff are very friendly and informed. I took many photos in the greenhouses while in was raining.

Thank Julie J
Orange, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I visit the zoo a few times a year -- including within the last week -- and it is perfect for my family. I have three young children who love all of the animals, from the tigers to the prairie dogs. They ask to go back literally every week. The animals seem happy and well cared for, and the grounds... More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Very well kept, animals are happy and clean, enjoyable day trip with or without kids. Beautiful carosel. just an enjoyable and relaxing visit. Just enough to see without being overwhelmed.

Thank jmoccia

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