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ATTRACTIONS    back to top

BRONX ZOO
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
(800) 433-4149        
www.bronxzoo.com
The Bronx Zoo is home to animals great and small. Visit the American Bison and lions, along with the butterfly garden and mouse house — and all creatures in between.

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
350 Trolley Lane Blvd., Mashantucket, CT
(800) 369-9663
www.foxwoods.com
Foxwoods is one of the premier entertainment destinations in the northeast. The best video games of yesterday and today are at the Tree House Arcade.

ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
401) 785-3510
www.rwpzoo.org
A beautiful, peaceful setting that’s home to more than 100 species including a Komodo dragon, zebras, red pandas, African elephants, Masai giraffes, snow leopards, bears, anteaters, flamingoes, sloths, alligators and more. Feed the giraffes, harbor seals and a variety of farm animals.

MUSEUMS    back to top

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford, CT
(860) 231-2824
www.thechildrensmuseumct.org
The Children’s Museum is a premier education center for children in preschool through middle school. Home to more than 100 live animals, the museum features hands-on exhibits, out-of-this-world digital planetarium shows and programs for young children and families.

CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT
(860) 236-5621
www.www.chs.org
Established in 1825, CHS is the state’s official historical society and one of the oldest in the nation. It houses more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts and other historical materials that help Connecticut residents connect with each other and make informed decisions based on the past and present.

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!

THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM & PLANETARIUM
4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 
(203) 372-3521
www.discoverymuseum.org
The Discovery Museum’s 20,000 square foot facility includes changing and permanent interactive exhibit galleries, a 124 seat planetarium, Connecticut’s only Challenger Learning Center, an 80-seat auditorium and five multi-purpose classrooms where hands-on science classes are conducted.

LOCKWOOD-MATHEWS MANSION MUSEUM
295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT
(203) 838-9799
www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com
The National Historic Landmark is one of the earliest Second Empire Style country houses in the U.S. Take a guided tour, Wednesday through Sunday. View the beautiful detail that went into building the home, and learn how this house was built, along with the history of the families that lived there.

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.

SHORE LINE TROLLEY MUSEUM
17 River Street, East Haven, CT
(203) 467-6927
www.shorelinetrolley.org
Savor the atmosphere of the trolley era. Ride the historic Branford Electric Railway, the oldest continually operating suburban trolley in the U.S. A national historic site. Days of operation: Open weekends in May and June. Daily, Father’s Day-Labor Day. Weekends in September. Charters and special events available.

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!

PERFORMING ARTS    back to top

THE BUSHNELL
166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
(860) 987-5900
www.bushnell.org
As Connecticut’s premier presenter of the performing arts, The Bushnell has delighted and inspired audiences for more than seven decades and plays a leading role in the state’s cultural life. The Bushnell is renowned for community programs, as well as being a leading educator and advocate of the arts.

CAPA/SHUBERT THEATER
247 College Street, New Haven, CT
(203) 562-5666
www.shubert.com
“The Birthplace of the Nation’s Greatest Hits.” Experience the best of Broadway, world-class family entertainment, internationally-acclaimed artists and multi-cultural events at the historic Shubert Theater. Opened in 1914, the legendary theater has been home to more than 300 world premiere productions.

THE PALACE STAMFORD
61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT
(203) 325-4466
www.palacestamford.org
Presenting exciting entertainment that enhances and enriches the cultural, educational, economic and social life of the community. The season includes concerts, theatre performances, family entertainment and more. The educational programs instill an appreciation for the arts.

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 FOOTBALL 2018
Yale Bowl, 81 Central Ave., New Haven, CT
(203) 432-1400
www.yale.edu/athletic
Enjoy a day of football excitement at the world famous Yale Bowl. Begin the day of fun with tailgating in one of the grassy parking areas. Cheer on the Bulldogs! Free admission for kids 12 and under in the gen. admission seating areas.

 

 

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