Beardsley Zoo
Fun78%
Education86%
Cost56%
Pros
  • Awesome rainforest section
  • Neat plexiglass prairie dog exhibit
Cons
  • Costly
  • On the smaller side
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This weekend, we went to the Beardsley Zoo, which was a ton of fun. We brought little Avani with us, who was a little scared about the peacocks roaming around.

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She felt a little more comfortable when we went into the warm heated rainforest exhibit.

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. . . but I think she was still a little alarmed by seeing all the creatures!

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Even though the Beardsley Zoo is relatively small compared to the Bronx Zoo just an hour-and-change away, there are a lot of neat exhibits as can be seen below. Our family had a great time walking around and taking photos!

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I’m still a little on the fence about purchasing a membership (which is a little steep at >120 despite the reciprocity agreements with other nationwide zoos), but perhaps it will be a little more desirable when the weather becomes warmer!