BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Fall is a great season for families to spend outdoors, and Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will hold its second “Fall into Fun Family Weekend” as an opportunity to enjoy warm sunny days before the onset of winter weather. Nearly 80 Scarecrows on Parade will still be on display in front of the Victorian Greenhouse.
Fall into Fun Family Weekends will take advantage of the long Veteran’s Day weekend: November 9, 10, and 11. With a fun maze to navigate, story-times, scavenger hunts, Critter Chats, face painting, crafts, pumpkin pie and apple cider, all in celebration of fall, it’s the weekend families won’t want to miss. Children can also meet Storybook Princesses who will be signing autographs and posing for photos from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 9 and 10.
The schedule includes:
Storybook Princesses: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Sat/Sun
Story Time in the Greenhouse: 9:30 and 11:30, Sat/Sun/Mon
Critter Chats: 11:00 and 1:00, Sat/Sun/Mon
Face Painting: 10:00-2:00, Sat/Sun/Mon
Kids’ Karaoke with DJ: 10:00-1:00, Sat/Sun/Mon
Harvest Hayrides ($2 each): 11:00-2:00, Sat/Sun/Mon
Painted by the Shore Butterfly Masks/Crafts: 10:00-2:00 Sunday
Crafts in the Research Station: Sat/Sun/Mon
Pumpkin Pie and Apple Cider at the Canteen: 11:00-2:00, Sat/Sun/Mon
On Monday, November 11, veterans receive free admission, with a 20% discount for their families.
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About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Let your curiosity run wild! Connecticut's only zoo, celebrating its 97th year, features 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Guests won't want to miss our Amur tigers and leopards, Mexican and Red wolves, and Golden Lion tamarin. Other highlights include our Spider Monkey Habitat, the Natt Family Red Panda Habitat, the prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas, plus the Pampas Plains featuring maned wolves, Chacoan peccaries and Giant anteaters. Guests can grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove, and enjoy a ride on our colorful, indoor carousel. For more information, visit beardsleyzoo.org.