Children are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear friend or any special plush pal to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This “beary” fun day will feature children’s activities and storytelling focusing on Bear Awareness and the facts about real bears. Plus, bring your teddy bear to the “Teddy Bear Clinic” at the Peacock Pavilion and get a free health checkup for your favorite stuffed animal.
The Teddy Bear Clinic is sponsored by Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. In addition to the Teddy Bear Check Up Clinic staffed by pediatric providers, the special day for children will include a coloring table, cornhole games and hula hoops. Each child will receive a free Teddy Bear Hot/Cold Boo Boo Buddy while supplies last.
“The Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital staff knows that children need medical care, but they also need opportunities for fun and learning,” said Magna Dias, M.D., Chair of Pediatrics at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital’s Bridgeport Campus.
“Helping children connect to nature is a very important part of what we do at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, and the Teddy Bear Fest is one of our most popular events each year,” said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho. “We’re grateful to Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital for joining in the fun this year as we celebrate Be Bear Aware, and sponsoring this important day for children, their teddy bears and their families.”