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Barnum's Birthday Bash

July 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, July 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. These two dedicated Park City institutions will once again celebrate the life and times of its former resident, Mayor and showman, P.T. Barnum. Join us at the Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion, for plenty of great surprises and audience-participation fun for all Zoo guests.  Well known Bridgeport celebrity, Joe Barney and Center Ring Productions will present “Fun and Frolic! The Greatest Showman!”  Joe will entertain with a fun and hilarious show based on the tall tales and fascinating wonders of P.T. Barnum’s life.  The show gets kids of all ages involved and many will be an integral part of the presentation.  Joe has been portraying P.T. Barnum for the Barnum Museum for years, so come, laugh and enjoy a great day. A fun pie eating contest, with pies from the famous Lyman Orchards in Middlebury will cap off the event. Fun for kids and prizes for all who participate. Kathleen Maher, Executive Director of the Barnum Museum says, “This Birthday bash gets bigger and bigger every year and we are so looking forward to giving area residents and Zoo guests a taste of what P.T. Barnum was all about.  It will be a terrific tribute to this legend of a man and a fun day for all ages, many of whom might be hearing about P.T. Barnum for the first time.” “We are pleased to once again work with our friends at the Barnum Museum to host the Birthday Bash”, Zoo Director Gregg Dancho said.  He added, “The Zoo too has a history with Barnum and this helps continue that history and our great partnership with the Museum.” The Barnum Museum invites everyone to enjoy the 208th Birthday Bash which is free with Zoo admission.  The Birthday Bash will be held on Barnum’s actual birthday! For more information about Connecticut’s only zoo please visit beardsleyzoo.org. For more information on P.T. Barnum visit barnum-museum.org. What:  208th Anniversary – Barnum’s Birthday Bash Where:  Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06610,  203-394-6565 or beardsleyzoo.org When: Thursday, July 5, 2018: Note the zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Who:  Families and Children of All Ages  Cost:  Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo admission: Adults (ages 12 & older) = $15.00; Children (ages 3 -11) = $12.00 – Senior Admission (62 & older) = $11.00 and Children Under 3 years = Free – Connecticut Zoological Society Members = Free.  The zoo accepts all major credit cards. Parking is free. No pets allowed except Certified Service Dogs.]]>


July 5, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm