Zoo Events

Dec. 1 – 31 — Reindeer on Exhibit
Santa has lent us two of his reindeer for the season. Look for them on exhibit near our Victorian Greenhouse.

Dec. 7 (6:30 – 8 pm) — Teen Volunteering Open House
Join us to learn about seasonal as well as year-long programs that will inspire and motivate teens looking for hands-on zoo experience. Programs include our Explorers Post, Conservation Discovery Corps, and 4-H Club. Hear from program leaders and participants. The open house will be held in our Hanson Building, just outside the Zoo entrance gates. (Another Open House is being held Nov. 14.) Learn more.

Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 — Breakfast with Frosty
Get in the holiday spirit and join Frosty, Santa, and all the other friends for breakfast at the Zoo. Guests will enjoy breakfast in our Carousel followed by an appearance from Frosty and a couple of his pals. Pictures with Santa will be available every morning. Learn more.

Dec. 12 & 13 (10:30 – 11:15 am) — Zoo Tots
This program for children ages 22 months to 4 years accompanied by one adult includes a short activity, live animals and a simple craft. This month’s theme is Getting Ready for Winter. Cost is $10 for one member and child, $15 for one non-member and child. To register, email programming@beardsleyzoo.org or call 203-394-6563. Space is limited and program fills up quickly. Register early to secure your spot!

Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve Early Closing
Please note that, in advance of the holiday, the last tickets will be sold at noon and the Zoo will close at 1:00 pm. You will have time to get last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers!

Dec. 25 — Christmas: Zoo closed
Please note that the Zoo will be closed today.

Dec. 31 — New Year’s Eve Early Closing
Please note that, in advance of the holiday, the last tickets will be sold at noon and the Zoo will close at 1:00 pm.

Jan. 1, 2018 — New Year’s Day: Zoo closed
Please note that the Zoo will be closed today. Happy New Year!

Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day
The Zoo will be closed today. Happy New Year!

Jan. 15 — Conservation Discovery Corps Application Deadline
The Conservation Discovery Corps introduces high school teens to the dynamic fieldwork that includes hands-on experience being a wildlife steward, field conservationist, and educator. The complete Conservation Discovery Corps Application Packet (application form, two reference letters, and letter of student’s interest) must be received by January 15, 2018, or postmarked by January 14, 2018 to be considered. Learn more here.

Feb. 1 –Summer Internship Application Deadline
Applications are available for college level students and recent graduates in Animal Care, Education, Conservation and Horticulture. Applicants must be able to stand for extended periods of time, sit, kneel, bend, walk, twist, reach above head, stoop, crawl, pull, climb stairs/ladders, run, lift 50 pounds and work outdoors in adverse weather conditions. Call 203-330-6046 or email tbenham@beardsleyzoo.org for more information. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 1 to be considered.

Feb. 14 (9 am to 4 pm) — Valentine’s Day
Show your honey some love! Bring that special someone to the Zoo. Anyone wearing red today gets 15% off admission. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Feb. 17 (noon to 3 pm) — Asian New Year Celebration
Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Dog with special stories, crafts, a children’s parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is Feb. 24.