Beardsley Zoo

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Beardsley Zoo, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is the only AZA-accredited zoo in the state of Connecticut. It includes one of the few carousels in the state.

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4.0/5(472)
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4.2/5(6,516)

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Sep 11, 2023
This zoo is poorly run and animals are dying unnecessarily. Do a quick Google search before you decide to go. Your time and support would be better spent elsewhere. Full review by Kenneth G
Jul 31, 2023
This zoo was a big disappointment. Everything was shabby and in need of a facelift. The habitats were lacking enrichment and adequate minimum space. Compared to other zoos in the area they seemed und… Full review by Goingeverywhere5
May 9, 2023
For the admission price it’s not bad at all. It’s a nice place to spend 2 hours, pretty small zoo in comparison let’s say to the Bronx Zoo. The walking paths are well kept and stroller friendly, the … Full review by Smokie113

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Does Beardsley Zoo have motorized wheelchairs
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It has wheelchairs but not motorized ones.
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Is there a petting zoo?
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No but there is a few animals that roam free. Like a peacock.
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Answer by John B · Sep 13, 2018
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In August, I'm a mom traveling via car with my 11 year old son to the Beardsley Zoo and safety is one of my key …
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In August, I'm a mom traveling via car with my 11 year old son to the Beardsley Zoo and safety is one of my key concerns whereever we go so I have questions that relate to that. Does the parking lot get terribly filled so it is hard to find a parking space inside the zoo? If so, what time of the day do you suggest to go to avoid parking aggravations? Also, if I park my car outside of the zoo, on the street, will it be safe? I'm trying to understand the demographics of the location so i can decide what to do. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.
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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 …
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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, etc). Vagrancy rate is also quite low. All and all I'll put this as area safe for family visit. On the anecdotal level - we haven't encountered any persons at the Zoo or nearby that would be of concern or nuisance. I felt that our children-ridden group was a lot safer there than say around Penn Station or Times Square. Parking situation is fluid, around 10 am there were plenty of spots, around lunch the lot was filling up. There was a guard directing incoming vehicles towards overflow parking as we were leaving around 1 pm. I would not worry about the car left in alternate lot or even on the street.
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What is the cost of admission
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$15 for adults, $11 for seniors (62+)
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