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Beardsley Zoo

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Address: 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610-1600
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+1 203-394-6565
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is a nice half a day at that zoo

is not big like other zoo but it is clean and they have both big and small animals and your small children will enjoy it

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yadira S

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Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I were so excited to see this zoo, we were on our way to New Jersey for a family get away and this was a half way point for us, so we thought it would be great to stop and stretch our legs and see some animals. Well this was the worst zoo I have ever been... More 

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Thank ash2929
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a charity event at the zoo! it was a wonderful day! great family fun !! don't miss the merry-go-round!

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Thank Lisa M
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

is not big like other zoo but it is clean and they have both big and small animals and your small children will enjoy it

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Thank Yadira S
Treasure Island
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wild life and free roaming for children is a day of great fun! However, all ages will enjoy this local destination.

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Budd Lake
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125 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not a large zoo, but big enough for a few hours, regardless of the age of the group. It may be the only zoo in CT, so convenience is definitely a factor. Great space for picnic or kids party too.

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Thank Marian T
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Featuring animals and mammals from all over the world from tigers to monkeys from snakes to reptiles contained in a safe humane environment Also featured a Large restored carousel originally built in early 1900,s and now fully operatable for guests

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Trumbull
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The best place to visit for a day and not be overwhelmed and think you are not going to get to see everything. Fun for all ages, from watching the antics of the otters being fed to the majesty of the Siberian Tigers. The keepers are extremely knowledgeable about their animals.

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Mnoroe
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is THE place to go with small or younger children (3-9) . A wonderful place for a day trip plenty of animals,outbuildings with displays dioramas,and staff ready willing and able to answer questions,impart knowledge and talk to kids. Outstanding venue partiicularly in the spring or fall

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Thank Frank B
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74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to bring kids! There are more exhibits than I expected. It's not as big as the Bronx zoo, but for a local zoo it is decent size! You can see the whole zoo in a couple hours. Worth checking out

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Thank Rachel R
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

we have very good time , very good for the family to pass a nice day and have some snaks ice cream etc

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