Once upon a time in a zoo not so far away, there was a day for all children to dress up like their favorite storybook characters! On Saturday, September 9th, the Zoo will turn into a magical land, with a day full of fun activities, including princesses, superheroes, story time at multiple locations on grounds, face painting, glitter tattoos, coloring, and animal presentations.
Seven different costumed storybook characters will be on Zoo grounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Characters include: Ariel, Belle, Merida, Dead Fool, Captain Marvel and Spiderman.Visit the Peacock Pavilion Stage at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. for a performance of ‘A Princess Tea’ Book and Lyrics by Chelsea Dacey, Presented by The Legacy Theatre (Branford, CT). The day of fun and fantasy is sponsored by Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Care Alliance with Hartford HealthCare.
“We’re so happy to host Connecticut Children’s and Hartford HealthCare’s healthcare heroes and families at the Zoo for the third year in a row,” said Gregg Dancho, Zoo director.
“Learning and exploration are both so important to a child’s healthy development. We are proud to partner with the Zoo to offer a fun day of learning in a safe and family friendly environment,” said Jim Shmerling, DHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Connecticut Children’s. “The Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Care Alliance with Hartford HealthCare ensures every child has access to the state’s leading health experts and specialists. We are here when and where families need us and offer the most compassionate and innovative care in Connecticut.”
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $19.00, children (ages 3 -11) is $15.00, senior admission (62 and older) is just $15.00, and children under 3 years old are free. Zoo members also are admitted free. Parking at the Zoo is free of charge.