May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, 2018 AARP Fourth Fridays FREE- Member can get in FREE and get 3 additional Beardsley Zoo tickets at a discount of 15% off. Register online for each visit.

May 4, 2018 - International Firefighter's Day - Police, fire and emergency workers can get in the Beardsley zoo for FREE on this day with a badge or proper ID. Some restrictions may apply.

May 13, 2018 - Mother's Day - Mother's and grandmothers get into the zoo FREE on this day. Some restrictions may apply.

May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day - All active military and veterans are Free on this day at Beardsley Zoo with proper ID. Family members are 20% off.

No word yet on the following events in 2018.

June 18, 2017 - Father's Day - Fathers and Grandfathers are FREE on this day. Some restrictions may apply.

August 26, 2017 - Teddy Bear Fest. FREE admission for children under the age of 12 who bring a teddy bear. 

September 9, 2017 - Admission for Fairfield residents is only $5. Bring an ID to get the discount.

September 16, 2017 - Chamber Valley Day. Admission for all six Valley town residents is only $5. Bring an ID to get the discount.

September 23, 2017 - Admission for Trumbull residents is only $5. Bring an ID to get the discount.

FREE Beardsley Zoo tickets are offered to active military with proper ID everyday. A 20% discount is given to active military families up to 6 people., Veterans are offered a 15% discount for up to 6 people. Proper ID required. Some restrictions may apply.

AARP members can receive a Beardsley Zoo discount of 15% every day. Must have proper ID. Some restriction may apply.

AAA members can receive a 15% Beardsley Zoo discount off adult admission prices with a proper ID. 

Beardsely Zoo Guests can see ocelots.

Beardsely Zoo Guests can see ocelots.

Local ads such as Coupon Clipper magazine and Super Coups envelope often contain a coupon for the zoo.
Get cheap tickets at Beardsley Zoo with a Senior discount offered to all those 62 years and older.

Group rates are offered schools and non-profit organization with 10 or more paid tickets. You will need to have reservations at least 3 weeks in advance to get this rate.

You can sign up for the zoo’s newsletter.  Coupons, discounts, offers and events will be announced in it.

The zoo has a Facebook and Twitter page, where they regularly announce zoo deals and specials.

Visitor websites such as, occasionally have zoo coupons that can be printed and taken to the zoo for a discount ticket.

Local tourist books that can be found at hotels, restaurants and grocery stores may have coupons for the zoo.

In the past in September, the Zoo usually has had a residents day. All residents from Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Oxford and Naugatuck recieve discounted admission. Proper I.D must be shown. No word yet on 2018. 

If you have a membership to another zoo, you may qualify for a FREE or discounted ticket to the Beardsley Zoo.

A zoo membership may be right for you to buy. Beardsley Zoo membership includes unlimited zoo admission, FREE or discounted admission on reciprocal zoos, discounts at the zoo and a zoo bucks variety pack.

Beardsley Zoo coupons, discounts, deals and specials are usually for a limited time and have an expiration date.

Beardsley Zoo Information

Address:  1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610

Phone:  1-203-394-6565


About Beardsley Zoo

Beardsley Zoo is an AZA-accredited zoo as well as the only zoo in Connecticut. This Connecticut zoo is home to over 300 animals, mostly from North and South America. Many are endangered or threatened species. Some of the animals you can see are the Siberian tiger, Andean condor, ocelot, red wolf, speckled bear, maned wolf and golden lion Tamarin.

The Rain Forest exhibit contains an open aviary and prairie dog exhibit. The Farmyard has typical barnyard animals such as goats, cows, pigs, sheep, bison and deer.

Beardsley Zoo contains a carousel, Victorian greenhouse and Hanson Exploration Station. Kid’s activities include parties, scavenger hunts and educational classes. Special events are held throughout the year some of them are Members’ Night, Zoo Wine Safari and Farming Fever. The zoo’s website also has some fun activities such as an online photo gallery and animal facts.

Beardsley Zoo Details

The zoo is open almost every day of the year with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Carousel Building is open seasonally.

Hours are 9 am to 4 pm every day they are open. Some areas may open later. The Cafe and carousel are closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Regular admission prices are Adults $15, Child (3-11) $12, Seniors $11 and Children under 3 are FREE.

Parking is FREE at the zoo.

Carousel rides are $2.


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