The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport is planning a series of fantastic October events sure to please the entire family and even provide a spooktacular time! Beginning on October 14 and running through October 31 the scarecrows will be on parade again at the zoo. Kids from schools far and wide compete in this scarecrow contest where you are the judge! Don’t miss the scarecrow exhibit on the greenhouse lawn, and be sure to vote for your favorite. Conest winners will be announced on October 28.
If you love sloths, come to the zoo and help us celebrate International Sloth Day on October 20th. You will learn about the life cycle and natural habitats of sloths, which are native to South and Central America. It is always fun to spot the zoo’s two-toed sloths in the rainforest exhibit! The zookeeper recommends that you look up to spot this animal with brownish-greenish skin!
Bats are so important to the environment and October 24-31 is Bat Week at the Beardsley Zoo and around the world that is arranged by conservation organizations in the United States and Canada. There will be many opportunities all week long for visitors to the zoo to learn about bats with a highlight being arts and crafts and other fun activities that will be taking place in the research station.
The grand finale of October @ the Beardsley Zoo is the annual Boo at the Zoo that is taking place on October 27 from noon to 3 p.m. This spooktacular afternoon will include harvest hayrides ($2 additional) around the grounds of the zoo and many other seasonal activities. Kids will enjoy arts and crafts, story- time, cool critters and, candy of course! If you are under 12 and come in a costume and are with a paying adult, you get into the Zoo for free!