Family Fun Calendar - April 2017

Each month Connecticut Parent Magazine runs an extensive Family Fun Calendar, featuring events throughout Connecticut. All encompassing and comprehensive, it is a section our readers consistently look to and rely on to plan their family activities for the month. Below is just a small sampling of what is currently being showcased. These events mirror our Editor's Picks, and the events that lead off the current edition of the Family Fun Calendar.

Earth Day Celebration
April 22 • Bridgeport

Check out what you can do to make the planet a better place when you come to the Earth Day Celebration at the Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport on Saturday, April 22. Enjoy Earth and nature-themed, hands-on activities, take in a planetarium show, do make-and-takes and watch Science on a Sphere demos. You’ll also meet local professionals and see how it doesn’t take much to make a big impact.

Visit between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The celebration is free with museum admission, which is $10 for adults; $8 for ages 2-17, students with an ID and seniors; and free for kids under 2 and members. The Discovery Museum is located at 4450 Park Avenue. For more information, call 203-372-3521 or visit

Earth Day 2017
April 29 • North Haven

Expand your energy awareness when you come to Earth Day 2017 at the Energize Connecticut Center in North Haven on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The day will be filled with displays, shows and fun activities for everyone. Exhibits showcase the benefits of energy efficient choices. After a visit to the center, everyone, young and old, will be empowered to make smart energy decisions at home, at work and in their community.

Admission is free. The Energize Connecticut Center is located at 122 Universal Drive North. For more information, call 203-799-0460 or visit

March of Dimes - March for Babies
Various Locations Throughout Connecticut

Make the March for Babies an annual tradition and participate in one (or more) of the marches taking place throughout Connecticut in April and May.

  • On Sunday, April 30 walk at Rentschler Field in East Hartford or Tarrywile Park in Danbury.
  • On Sunday, May 7 walk in Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven; Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury; Jennings Beach in Fairfield; or Cove Island Park in Stamford.
  • On Saturday, May 13 walk in Olde Mistick Village in Mystic.

With every step you take, you’re helping babies begin healthy lives. Check the website for individual registration and walk start times. Entry fee is by donation. Call 888-274-3711 or visit




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