Fairfield

Museums & Children Events

Maritime Aquarium

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Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is an aquarium located in the South Norwalk section of Norwalk, Connecticut. The Maritime Aquarium is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day of the year, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. (Also please note they close early … at 3 p.m. … on Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve days.) From July 1 – Labor Day, we stay open until 6 p.m. daily.  Tickets are:
Adults: $22.95
Child (age 3-12): $15.95
Youth (age 13-17): $20.95
Senior (age 65+): $20.95
Please click here to “Visit the Aquarium” for general information to better plan your day.   Address: 10 N Water St, Norwalk, CT 06854.   Phone: (203) 852-0700


Dedicated to the life of circus imnpresario Phineas Taylor Barnum and those who were influenced by his presence in their lives. 1892 building houses exhibits including a miniature circus model, ancient mummy, historic costumes, Tom Thumb carriages. Museum store. Hours: Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: Adults, $8; seniors over age 65 and and children age 4 to 17, $5; students, $5.
Address: 820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT, 06604  Phone: 203-331-1104

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Bruce Museum Arts & Science Center

The Bruce Museum is a museum in downtown Greenwich, Connecticut with both art and natural history exhibition space. The Bruce’s main building sits on a hill in a downtown park, and its tower can be easily seen by drivers passing by on Interstate 95.

Admission: Adults $10.00; Students (5-22 w/ valid ID) $8.00; Seniors (65 & up) $8.00
Museum members and children under 5 Free. Free individual admission on Tuesday.

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Doors close 1/2 hour before closing,Last admission 4:30 pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays: New Years Day, Easter, Independence Day,  Labor Day,  Thanksgiving,  Christmas. Early closing  at 3 p.m. on the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and  New Year’s Eve. ( Tues. – Sun. only)
Doors close 1/2 hour before closing, Last admission 2:30 pm.

Address: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830-7157 Phone: 203.869.0376


Historic museum highlights natural history of the state with dioramas, wildlife exhibits, and dinosaur footprints. Adjacent 6-acre sanctuary with trails.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The six-acre Birdcraft Sanctuary is open daily, year-round, from dawn to dusk.
Address: 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT, 06824  Phone: 203-259-0416
Experience nature, science and the outdoors at this 118-acre site. Includes New England working farm, hiking trails, picnic area, nature’s playground, boardwalk (accessible to wheelchairs), galleries for interactive exhibitions with hands-on area for children, two stores, special events, planetarium. Observatory Friday evenings (weather permitting). Hours: Bendel Mansion & Galleries, Monday- Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Heckscher Farm, daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Nature’s Playground, daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (weather permitting); Animal Embassy, Tuesday – Sunday,. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (open to 3:30 p.m. in summer); Observatory, Fridays, 8-10 p.m., weather permitting. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors age 65 and older, $8; students over age 18, $6; children age 4-17, $5.
Address: 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903 Phone: 203-322-1646

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Astronomy Week at Stepping Stones Museum

Aug 14, 2017 – Aug 20, 2017 Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Astronomy Week at Stepping Stones Museum for Children kicks off on August 14 and culminates with the solar eclipse August 21. Each day, little stargazers can drop into the Making Space Challenge to make their own telescope then create what they might see in deep space. Workshops include Constellation Games and Planet Marble Painting. During the eclipse experience on August 21, amateur astronomers can see what happens when the sun disappears behind the moon. Address: 303 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06854
The Westport Library has many events for kids and adults. Overlooking the scenic Saugatuck River, the Library is a vibrant community hub where people of all ages come to seek information, gain knowledge, exchange ideas and share experiencesSince 1886, the Library has been devoted to enriching the intellectual and creative lives of the community.  The Library is a warm and welcoming destination where individuals read and research, shop the store, meet friends at the Library Café or simply enjoy the camaraderie of being in a shared space. There’s never been more to learn or more to discover. Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-9 , Fri 9-6 , Sat 9-5 , Sun 1-5
Address: 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 Phone: 203.291.4800
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