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Address: 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610
Phone Number: 203-394-6565
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I decided to take my almost 2 year old daughter here on a Tuesday morning and it was a lot of fun. There were a lot of camps there and other visitors, but we were able to find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stopped at the zoo today on our way home to LI. I was presently suprised at the quality of the zoo. Well kept interesting animals and all around great learning experience. This is a must visit.

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New York City Suburb
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Living 45 minutes from the Bronx Zoo, I thought that I would be disappointed with this local zoo. But, not the case! Fun, education, lots of shade on a hot day and doable with toddlers. Our party of 4--a toddler, two twenty somethings, and a senior all enjoyed our day there.

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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I decided to take my almost 2 year old daughter here on a Tuesday morning and it was a lot of fun. There were a lot of camps there and other visitors, but we were able to find parking when we arrived around 10:45. By the time we left around 12:30, people were making their own parking spaces. In fact,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very exciting and educational. They just added two giant ant eaters. There is a beautiful flower garden.

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Southington, Connecticut
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66 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Beardsely Zoo is the only zoo in Connecticut. Entry price is $14 for children over 11 and adults with discounts for smaller children and seniors and has a number of interesting features. The largest mammal at the zoo are Amur Tigers, along with a leopard, bob cats, bison, foxes. wolves, and farm animals - there are no elephants, giraffes,... More 

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East Hartford, CT
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We took the family for a nice time at the zoo and we were impressed. Free parking which was nice. Affordable to get in at $14/adult. There are coupons online to get the kids in free. $14 is great compared to other zoos such as Southwick, Roger Williams or Bronx zoos. They had a great variety of exhibits. Fun for... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My family has been to Beardsley Zoo many times. When the kids were much younger, we had the family membership and would go several times a week. We've always loved animals and to see those which aren't indigenous to our area was a real treat for all of us. Even with teenagers, visits to the zoo, albeit less frequent, proved... More 

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Zoo has a nice layout, not too big and not too small. It is possible to see everything in 2 hours with relative ease. The downside to our visit was the construction going on and due to this some of the animals were not available for public viewing. For kids, this is can be an exciting place to visit although... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This zoo is fairly small compared to the better known ones but it is still a good way to spend a couple hours and see some animals. It's spread out enough that once you get past the main entry area it didn't feel congested with people. Saw a good variety of animals and they have tried to give them a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

a family can have on the "cheap". Bring a picnic lunch and just wander the Zoo... All the staff and volunteers are nice and very helpful.

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