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Free Admission for Children at Beardsley Zoo



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    Children will be admitted to Beardsley Zoo for free from Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 28 in hopes that families will spend quality time together following the tragic events of last week in Newtown.

    "Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo has been a family destination for 90 years," said Gregg Dancho, director of Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo. "Families from around our region are invited to visit their zoo and hopefully find some peace and comfort here over the holidays."

    The zoo is located 20 miles from Newtown.

    The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, but closed on Christmas, and New Year's Day.

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    Adult admission, for anyone 12 and older, is $12.

    Regular admission for children, ages 3 to 11, and for seniors is $10. Children under 3 years old are admitted for free.