Connecticuts Beardsley Zoo

★★★★☆

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I have been to the Beardsley Zoo several times as a chaparone for daycare field trips. My oldest daughter has been there once and loved it. It is a small zoo, but just the right size for a family especially with yound children. It is just enough for them. Food is available for purchase. Gift Shop with a variety is also available. Reasonable priced for a very decent day of Family Fun. There is also a carousel in the center of the zoo for everyone to ride. Have Fun, we sure did.

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★★★★☆

I have been to the Beardsley Zoo several times as a chaparone for daycare field trips. My oldest daughter has been there once and loved it. It is a small zoo, but just the right size for a family especially with yound children. It is just enough for them. Food is available for purchase. Gift Shop with a variety is also available. Reasonable priced for a very decent day of Family Fun. There is also a carousel in the center of the zoo for everyone to ride. Have Fun, we sure did.

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Great place to bring the kids, walk around and look at the animals. I remember my mom taking me when I was little, now my kids enjoy the same experience. Be prepared to wait in line awhile at the concession stand if you go on a weekend! Also is a pond area with trails you can walk around.

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★★★★☆

Great place to bring the kids, walk around and look at the animals. I remember my mom taking me when I was little, now my kids enjoy the same experience. Be prepared to wait in line awhile at the concession stand if you go on a weekend! Also is a pond area with trails you can walk around.

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Whether you're in a camp, or your family, this is a fun place. Zoo's are very educational as they teach you about animal habitat's as well as conservation efforts.

This zoo is open year round and has long hours, so you'll always find them to be open. Their staff is unbelievably knowledgable about the animals, and they encourage you to ask questions.

Park is very clean and parking is a breeze.

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★★★★★

Whether you're in a camp, or your family, this is a fun place. Zoo's are very educational as they teach you about animal habitat's as well as conservation efforts.

This zoo is open year round and has long hours, so you'll always find them to be open. Their staff is unbelievably knowledgable about the animals, and they encourage you to ask questions.

Park is very clean and parking is a breeze.

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I was surprised to see the exhibits, but no animals living in them. Some of the exhibits were much too small for the animals (that we have to remember are supposed to be wild and should be on acres, not a hundred or so feet) and it was obvious they were frightened and quite nervous to be in such a small environment. The carasoul is pretty, but to be honest, I would have been happer just going on that and not even bothering to see the animals. Made us a bit sad for them and their environment.

PROS: A pretty carasoul, a small zoo
CONS: Not very clean, felt sad for the animals and the env they were given.

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★★★☆☆

I was surprised to see the exhibits, but no animals living in them. Some of the exhibits were much too small for the animals (that we have to remember are supposed to be wild and should be on acres, not a hundred or so feet) and it was obvious they were frightened and quite nervous to be in such a small environment. The carasoul is pretty, but to be honest, I would have been happer just going on that and not even bothering to see the animals. Made us a bit sad for them and their environment.

PROS: A pretty carasoul, a small zoo
CONS: Not very clean, felt sad for the animals and the env they were given.

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I took my toddler to this zoo several times over the summer and she had a blast! The zoo is small, but anything larger I think may overwhelm her. It's the perfect size to hold her attention and walk through the zoo, then its time to stop for a picnic lunch and a ride on the carousel. If you do go to this zoo, a carousel ride is a must! And a family pass is also available that can be used all season for one price. The daily admission is very reasonable as well. Will definitely be returning next summer!

PROS: Small, sweet zoo with carousel
CONS: Better for smaller children

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★★★★☆

I took my toddler to this zoo several times over the summer and she had a blast! The zoo is small, but anything larger I think may overwhelm her. It's the perfect size to hold her attention and walk through the zoo, then its time to stop for a picnic lunch and a ride on the carousel. If you do go to this zoo, a carousel ride is a must! And a family pass is also available that can be used all season for one price. The daily admission is very reasonable as well. Will definitely be returning next summer!

PROS: Small, sweet zoo with carousel
CONS: Better for smaller children

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THIS IS A SMALLER ZOO BUT STILL VERY NICE. IT IS VERY SHADY SO IT CAN STILL BE ENJOYED ON A HOT DAY. THERE IS A LOT OF PARKING BUT IT DOES FILL UP QUICK . CUTE INDOOR CAROUSEL. FOOD IS A LITTLE PRICEY SO YOU MAY WANT TO BRING YOUR OWN. PICNIC AREA AVAILABLE. BUSSES WELCOME. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY TO SEE IF FREE PASS IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT.

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★★★★☆

THIS IS A SMALLER ZOO BUT STILL VERY NICE. IT IS VERY SHADY SO IT CAN STILL BE ENJOYED ON A HOT DAY. THERE IS A LOT OF PARKING BUT IT DOES FILL UP QUICK . CUTE INDOOR CAROUSEL. FOOD IS A LITTLE PRICEY SO YOU MAY WANT TO BRING YOUR OWN. PICNIC AREA AVAILABLE. BUSSES WELCOME. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY TO SEE IF FREE PASS IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT.

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The Beardsley Zoo may not be as large as the Bronx Zoo, but its still plenty of fun. The grounds are well maintained and clean. The zoo is organized by the habitat in which you would find the animal. While you won't find hundreds of animals here there's certainly enough to keep you entertained for an afternoon. And don't forget to stop into the greenhouse. There are many beautiful and interesting plants of all varieties.

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★★★★☆

The Beardsley Zoo may not be as large as the Bronx Zoo, but its still plenty of fun. The grounds are well maintained and clean. The zoo is organized by the habitat in which you would find the animal. While you won't find hundreds of animals here there's certainly enough to keep you entertained for an afternoon. And don't forget to stop into the greenhouse. There are many beautiful and interesting plants of all varieties.

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A zoo seems like the perfect place to visit with a young child. However, I was disappointed in my first outing to Beardsley zoo with my toddler. Many exhibits lack animals in them. If the animals are there, they are well hidden and not very exciting for a young child. The peacocks wandering around were the highlight of our trip. In addition, the snack bar food, is tasty and the carousel is tons of fun!

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★★★☆☆

A zoo seems like the perfect place to visit with a young child. However, I was disappointed in my first outing to Beardsley zoo with my toddler. Many exhibits lack animals in them. If the animals are there, they are well hidden and not very exciting for a young child. The peacocks wandering around were the highlight of our trip. In addition, the snack bar food, is tasty and the carousel is tons of fun!

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The Beardsley Zoo is a smaller zoo in terms of the number of animal displays that they have. I have found this zoo to be best for younger kids. They don't really care what animals they are looking at, are just happy to see the displays. The petting area only has a couple animals in it, but once again, for younger kids that is all they really need. There is a picnic area and you are allowed to bring in coolers and your own food.

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★★★☆☆

The Beardsley Zoo is a smaller zoo in terms of the number of animal displays that they have. I have found this zoo to be best for younger kids. They don't really care what animals they are looking at, are just happy to see the displays. The petting area only has a couple animals in it, but once again, for younger kids that is all they really need. There is a picnic area and you are allowed to bring in coolers and your own food.

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I've been going to Beardsley Zoo since I was a baby, and now I take my own son here. We've recently been to a picnic that turned out great. They have many new features that weren't around when I was younger, and the park section is very large. Definately worth a day trip!

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★★★★☆

I've been going to Beardsley Zoo since I was a baby, and now I take my own son here. We've recently been to a picnic that turned out great. They have many new features that weren't around when I was younger, and the park section is very large. Definately worth a day trip!

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