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.
Chelsea Piers Connecticut
1 Blachley Road, Stamford
(203) 989-1000 www.chelseapiersct.com
One of the finest sports and recreational complexes in the country offering instructional programs, camps, sports leagues, competitive teams, fitness and drop-in fun for children and adults. Athletes of all ages and abilities will find 400,000 square feet of unparalleled sports facilities and a vast array of classes.
Take a sightseeing adventure aboard the only steam train and riverboat connection in the U.S. Meander through the countryside aboard vintage rail cars pulled by an authentic steam locomotive. Then climb aboard a riverboat for a cruise along the Connecticut River. The steam train is waiting for the return trip back.
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!.
Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road, East Windsor, CT
(860) 627-6540 www.ct-trolley.org
Take a journey back in time and experience the transportation of yesterday. The museum features a variety of streetcars from the 1890s to 1950s, many of which are available for rides. A historically accurate educational experience through the preservation and operation of an electrical railway.
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, and 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.
Featuring a revolving schedule of temporary exhibits, IMAX films and planetarium shows, plus more than 700 interactive permanent desplays, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Garde Arts Center
325 State Street, New London, CT
(860) 444-7373 gardearts.org
The Garde presents the best in performing arts including national Broadway musical tours, headliner entertainment, dance, opera, family and special events and authors. Contemporary, classic and independent film as well as movie premieres are featured on a giant screen with state-of-the-art digital projection.
Hartford Stage is one of the leading resident theatres in the U.S. It’s known for entertaining audiences with a wide range of the best of world drama, from classics to new plays, musicals and neglected works from the past. The theatre has earned many of the nation’s most distinguished awards.
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.
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.
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 Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT
(203) 325-4466 www.stamfordsymphony.org
The Stamford Symphony features 60 musicians, and is the only fully professional orchestra in southern CT. Families with children can arrive at 2 p.m. for Sunday orchestra concerts to participate in MusiKids — an interactive, informative and fun session. Remember, kids are free on Sundays!
There’s always sports excitement at Yale. Enjoy a day of football at the world famous Yale Bowl. And, watch fast-paced hockey action at the Ingalls Rink. Cheer on the Bulldogs. Check out the full season schedules at www.yalebulldogs.com.