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ATTRACTIONS    back to top

PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL
Providence, RI
(401) 209-7585
providencechildrensfilmfestival.org
This annual film festival takes place in February at multiple venues within walking distance of downtown Providence. Event includes 10 days of screenings, filmmaking workshops and free activities, along with post-film conversations that help deepen the film-watching experience and foster critical thinking skills.

MUSEUMS    back to top

THE BRUCE MUSEUM
1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
203-869-0376
www.brucemuseum.org
The museum was originally built as a private home in 1853. Today it’s a community-based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences that encompass regional to global perspectives.

CONNECTICUT SCIENCE CENTER
250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT
(860) SCIENCE
www.ctsciencecenter.org
Resources from near & far have come together to create a truly unique and powerful experience with lasting educational impact. 150 brand-new exhibits that include everything from race cars to rocket ships and brainwaves in your head to life on Mars. Build your own inventions using the hottest high tech tools!

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, BOSTON
1 Science Park, Boston, MA
(617) 723-2500
www.mos.org
Featuring a revolving schedule of temporary exhibits, IMAX films and planetarium shows, plus more than 700 interactive permanent exhibits, live presentations and more! Engage with science, technology, engineering and math via dynamic programs and stage presentations.

PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
100 South Street, Providence, RI
(401) 273-5437
www.childrenmuseum.org
The Providence Children’s Museum presents hands-on, play-based exhibits and programs that explore arts, culture and science, technology, engineering and math. The museum is dedicated to the idea that children learn through play, and that play is good for children and their families. Designed for children, ages 1 to 11 and their adult caregivers.

STAMFORD MUSEUM AND NATURE CENTER
39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT
(203) 322-1646
www.stamfordmuseum.org
Over 80 acres of nature trails and a wide variety of exhibits make for the perfect educational family fun day. In addition to a vast museum collection and the wondrous Bendel Mansion, the center features an Otter Pond, the Heckscher Farm, an Animal Embassy and an Observatory and Planetarium!

STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
Mathews Park, 303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT
(203) 899-0606
www.steppingstonesmuseum.org
A fun, colorful and engaging environment that recognizes the value of play in promoting learning, creativity and discovery. As a special place where children of all ages are encouraged to explore, invent, test and observe, the museum is a leading destination for anyone seeking a “wow!” experience.

PERFORMING ARTS    back to top

PALACE THEATER
100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT
(203) 346-2000
www.palacetheaterct.org
Renaissance Revival-style theater showcases a performance schedule boasting professional Broadway productions, well-known comedy acts, musicians, top quality family entertainment and more.

RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT
(203) 438-5795
www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org
The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit whose mission is to present a variety of performing arts to the community and the surrounding areas that can be enjoyed and experienced at a varied price point. The playhouse presents national and local acts, and is the cultural hub for the town of Ridgefield.

STAMFORD SYMPHONY
Stamford’s Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT
203-325-4466
www.stamfordsymphony.org
Ignite you senses when you experience the Stamford Symphony’s 2018-19 season. The only fully professional orchestra in southern Connecticut consists of 60 musicians. The season features a series of five orchestra concerts and three limited engagement performances, including special shows for the holidays.

SPORTS    back to top

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY
275 Mt. Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT
(203) 582-8200
www.quinnipiacbobcats.com
Enjoy the excitement of the Quinnipiac University Bobcats. Cheer on the ice hockey team at the Frank Perrotti, Jr. Arena. Then, it’s hoop action at the People's United Center. 

YALE ATHLETICS
New Haven, CT
(203) 432-1400
www.yalebulldogs.com
Enjoy sports excitement at Yale. Watch the fast-paced hockey action at the Ingalls Rink; and hoops at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. Cheer on the men and women Bulldogs to victory! Check out the full season schedules at www.yalebulldogs.com

 

 

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