Mid July @ the Beardsley Zoo

The Beardsley Zoo located on 1875 Noble Ave. in Bridgeport has a lot to offer this summer in addition to watch the two very rare Amur Leopard Cubs and the two rare Amur Tiger Girls, now one and a half frolic. Below is a list of events taking place at the Zoo through the end of July that will be sure to please everyone from grandparents to toddlers.

July 9-13, Zoo Patrol, Week 2

This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 6-8 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be part of the program. Sessions run on Zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.

July 15-21 First Annual Kids Week!

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will host a Kids Week festival from Monday, July 15 through Sunday, July 21. Join us for dozens of fun-filled activities, live animal shows, hands-on workshops, musical performances, special guest appearances and interactive demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy. Check the Zoo’s online calendar at http://www.beardsleyzoo.orgfor each day’s schedule.

July 16-20, Zoo Patrol, Week 3

This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 9-11 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be part of the program. Sessions run on Zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.

July 17, Evening Lecture Series, 7:00 p.m., Quest for the Southern Muriqui; Dr. Ashley Byun

The zoo’s evening lecture series engage audiences of all ages, especially lifelong learners. Topic: On a recent trip to Brazil, Dr. Ashley Byun took part in a jungle expedition in the Atlantic Ranforest known as Serra do Mar to document the presence of the endangered Southern Muriqui, the largest primate in South America. This extremely rare primate lives only in the Atlantic forests of southeastern Brazil. Serra do Mar is considered one of the remaining places that populations of Muriquis might still occur. Relying on the ethnozoological knowledge of the residents of traditional communities in Ubatuba, Dr. Byun will reveal if she round the elusive Southern Muriqui. $10 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. Location: The Zoo’s Hanson Building, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.

July 23-27, Zoo Patrol, Week 4

This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 6-8 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be part of the program. Sessions run on Zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.

July 25, Photography Goes Wild! Non-juried Photo Exhibition, 6 -8 p.m.

The Zoo holds its first non-juried photography exhibition, an opportunity for the Zoo’s many dedicated amateur and professional photographers to submit their best work for public viewing. Each photographer can submit up to three photographs, 8 x 10, matted, with a $10 fee per photo. Photos must include animals from CT’s Beardsley Zoo. Milford Photo will provide First, Second, and Third prizes in the form of gift certificates to the store. In addition, a People’s Choice will be selected. The general public can vote on their favorite by making a one-dollar donation for each vote. Photos must be submitted by June 30, 2019. More information at https://www.beardsleyzoo.org/photography-exhibition.html.

July 26, AARP Fourth Friday FREE Day

AARP CT’s Fourth Fridays FREE at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is back! AARP CT will provide members with free admission to the Zoo on fourth Fridays May through September (May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28). Join us as many times as you like, but please be sure to register at http://www.beardsleyzoo.org/aarp/. AARP members may purchase admission for up to three guests at a 15 percent discount off regular admission prices, and will receive a coupon for the gift shop.

July 27-28, Family Favorite Chris Rowlands LIVE; 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Chris is famous for getting everyone involved through singing and dancing—even bringing kids up on stage with him! Rowlands brings animals to life through kid-friendly songs, dance, puppets, and colorful props. Children are invited to wear fun hats and sing along on stage as he shares his self-penned songs about animals and their environment. Free with paid admission to the Zoo. Shown at 11 am, 1 and 3 pm. daily. Each performance is 30-35 minutes long.

July 29, International Tiger Day

Global Tiger Day, also called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation.

July 30-August 3, Zoo Patrol, Week 5

This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 9-11 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal-related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be part of the program. Sessions run on Zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.

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