Sponsored by the Pediatric Care Alliance with Connecticut Children’s and Hartford HealthCare, Event Includes Costumed Characters and Animal Shows
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –— September 16, 2022—On September 17, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will turn into a magical land with a day full of fun activities, including costumed characters, story times, face painting, glitter tattoos, and an animal show with Master Falconer Brian Bradley and his birds of prey, Sky Hunters in Flight. Sponsored by the Pediatric Care Alliance with Connecticut Children’s and Hartford HealthCare, the festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHAT: Fairy Tails
WHEN: Saturday, September 17
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Costumed Characters and Children’s Activities. Characters include Cinderella, Spiderman, Tiana, Mirabel, Moana, Maleficent, and Batman. Activities include face painting, glitter tattoos and story times throughout the day.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Master Falconer Brian Bradley presents his birds of prey program
WHERE: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
1875 Nobel Avenue, Bridgeport Conn.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $19, children’s admission (ages 3-11) is $15.00, senior admission (62 and older) is $15.00, and children under 3 years old are free. Zoo members also are admitted free. Parking at the Zoo is free of charge.
About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Let your curiosity run wild! Connecticut’s only zoo, celebrating its 99th year, features 350 animals representing primarily North and South American and Northern Asian species. Guests won’t want to miss our Amur tigers and leopards, maned wolves, Mexican gray wolves, and red wolves. Other highlights include our new Spider Monkey Habitat, the Rainforest Building, the prairie dog exhibit, and the Pampas Plain with Giant anteaters and Chacoan peccaries. Guests can ride on the carousel, grab a bite from the Peacock Café and eat in the Picnic Grove. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a non-profit organization approaching its 100th year at a time when the mission of helping fragile wildlife populations and eco-systems is more important than ever.
Tickets must be purchased on the Zoo’s website at beardsleyzoo.org. In accordance with the state of Connecticut COVID-19 guidelines: we recommend that guests continue to wear masks while visiting the Zoo, but when guests are outside and can maintain social distance, masks may be removed. In any indoor area, or when social distancing cannot be maintained, masks are required. Everyone over the age of two, except for those with medical conditions that preclude wearing them, should have a mask available.