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Venue Rates and Details

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!


Zoo Hours

After Zoo Hours

Carousel Building



Hanson Exploration Station



Victorian Greenhouse



Entire Zoo



Picnic Grove



Learning Circle

$200 $500

Prices subject to change without notice.

During business hours, a wristband rate is applied for Zoo admission.

*For our special non-profit rental rates, please contact Lindsay Durkee at ldurkee@beardsleyzoo.org or 203-332-4243.

Catering and Event Design
Outside catering and event design is permitted on Zoo grounds as long as it is cleared through the Rental & Events Department. For more details on caterers and event designers, please see our Preferred Catering and Event Design List.

Event Guidelines
The Zoo does have guidelines that need to be followed by each rental. Please click here to review our Event Guidelines.

For more information or to make reservations, please e-mail Lindsay Durkee at ldurkee@beardsleyzoo.org or contact our Rental & Events Department at (203) 332-4243.