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Plan the Event of Your Wildest Dreams

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is situated on 52 lush acres in Beardsley Park, providing an unforgettable setting for a truly unique affair. Your guests will “roar” at the opportunity to dine and mingle with animals primarily from North and South America.

The Zoo offers a variety of indoor and outdoor facilities to accommodate any event for an entertaining and imaginative experience year-round. Our Rental & Events Staff will help make any event a memorable one. From developing and designing, corporate or social, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo can take your visions and make them a reality.

Let the Zoo Host Your Next Event!

Corporate Meetings


Company Picnics

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Bridal/Baby Showers

Birthday Parties

Holiday Gatherings

Anniversary Parties

Retirement Parties


Available Spaces for Your Special Day

  • Facilities for groups large and small (scroll down for photos)
  • Please note: not all items & decorations in the pictures below are provided by Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.
  • When booking, please note specific items you would like to use.

Rates and Details
Event Guidelines
Preferred Caterers/Vendors

For more information or to make reservations, please e-mail Lindsay Durkee at ldurkee@beardsleyzoo.org or call 203-332-4241.

Carousel Building

Capacity: 180 Seated, 300 Standing

Picnic Grove

Capacity: 500

Victorian Greenhouse

Capacity: 75 Seated, 100 Standing

Hanson Exploration Station

Capacity: 45-50 Seated, 60-65 Standing per side
Entire building holds 100 Seated, 120 Standing