Connecticut’s Beardsley Park Zoo

Visit new website for BAT 2023

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610


Let your curiosity run wild! Connecticut’s only zoo, celebrating its 99th year, features 350 animals representing primarily North and South American and Northern Asian species. Guests won’t want to miss our Amur tigers and leopards, maned wolves, Mexican gray wolves, and red wolves. Other highlights include our new Spider Monkey Habitat, the Rainforest Building, the prairie dog exhibit, and the Pampas Plain with Giant anteaters and Chacoan peccaries. Guests can ride on the carousel, grab a bite from the Peacock Café and eat in the Picnic Grove. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a non-profit organization approaching its 100th year at a time when the mission of helping fragile wildlife populations and ecosystems is more important than ever.
Tickets must be purchased on the Zoo’s website at In accordance with the state of Connecticut COVID-19 guidelines: Guests must continue to wear masks while visiting the Zoo, but when guests are outside and are able to maintain social distance, masks may be removed. In any indoor area, or when social distancing cannot be maintained, masks are required. Everyone over the age of two, except for those with medical conditions that preclude wearing them, should have a mask available.

Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport Art Trail

Event: Glow Wild Lantern Festival through November 27, 2022
Journey through a wonderland of illuminated larger-than-life lanterns inspired by our wild world. This amazing festival culminates the Zoo’s 100th birthday celebrstions. The festival will showcase more than 35 large-scale illuminated displays, featuring hundreds of beautiful individual and interactive lanterns Buy Tickets