Yes. The state’s only accredited zoo is the Beardsley Zoo on Noble Avenue in Bridgeport (203-394-6565), a 30-minute drive from Weston.
The zoo exhibits North and South American animals, including many endangered and threatened species, on 52 acres in Beardsley Park. Highlights include a New World tropical rain forest (open 10:30 to 3:30) with toucans, scarlet ibis, caiman, and monkeys; New England farmyard; pop-up prairie dog exhibit; Victorian carousel and Victorian greenhouse.
The zoo is open from 9 to 4 year round, but closes on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Special events are held throughout the year.