Things to do in BRIDGEPORT with kids

Bridgeport is charmingly New England and yep…PLENTY of places to go with kids! Want to hear more? We thought so!

Bridgeport has come great museums, which are not only good for the rainy days, but great for kids to learn (and not realize!)  The Bridgeport Discovery Museum is three fun floors of hands-on science exhibits where kids can touch, play, feel and experiment, and the National Helicopter Museum showcases and incredible history of…you guessed it…the helicopter!

Roar….we love a good zoo! Connecticuts’ Beardsley Zoo has over 300 American species and exhibits great for the entire family.  Adventure Park at Discovery Museum is filled with super fun challenges including hiking trails and ropes courses - get those teamwork skills perfected!

And of course - it wouldn’t be a trip to Bridgeport without the sea! Seaside Park is just one example of a great place to enjoy picnic areas, shady trees and sports fields all with a great water view! 

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…!

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  • The Barnum Museum

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    (1 miles) Bridgeport

    On January 1, 1842, P.T. Barnum opened his first museum on lower Broadway in New York City. Almost 166 years later, The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut carries on the extraordinary legacy of ...

  • Connecticuts Beardsley Zoo

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    (2 miles) Bridgeport

    Over 300 American species with varying exhibits and educational programming for families, including unique pop up viewing areas within the Prairie Dog exhibit.

  • Captains Cove Seaport

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    (2 miles) Bridgeport

    Since 1982, Captain’s Cove Seaport has grown from a vacant lot and a handful of slips to one of Connecticut’s premier tourist attractions and seaport complexes. Located on Historic Black Rock ...

  • Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium

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    (3 miles) Bridgeport

    With three floors of hands-on fun with science, and daily Planetarium shows all included with admission, this family friendly discovery museum is great for those active kids who just love learning!

  • Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum

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    (3 miles) Bridgeport

    Fun climbing and zip lines for those over 5 years with tree top trails and challenging activities and adventures in Bridgeport, CT!

  • National Helicopter Museum

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    (3 miles) Stratford

    The Museum contains hundreds of photographs and models tracing the history of the helicopter both in the United States and around the world. Stratford is the birthplace of the American helicopter ...

  • Fairfield Museum and History Center

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    (4 miles) Fairfield

    Commemorate Martin Luther King Day with a weekend of activities and events, free with admission including- The Life and Times of William Webb: An African American Civil War Soldier from ...

  • Family Drop-In Program Paint Off

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    (4 miles) Fairfield

    Drop-in to help paint a collaborative mural on paper based on the beautiful scenes of coastal Connecticut in the Art for Everyone exhibit. Artist Deborah Bassino will involve everyone in this fun and ...

  • Art for Everyone

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    (4 miles) Fairfield

    Explore the museum’s latest exhibition featuring paintings of Connecticut scenes inspired by the landscape and the shore. Create an art project based on each day’s theme. Thursday – Summer ...

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children

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    (13 miles) Norwalk

    Lots of hands on and fun learning for children under 10 years in this entertaining museum in Connecticut!

  • The Maritime Aquarium

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    (13 miles) Norwalk

    The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, the Maritime Aquarium ...

  • Sheffield Island Lighthouse tour

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    (13 miles) Norwalk

    Just a short boat ride away is the beautiful lighthouse showcasing lift for a 19th century light keeper, as well as stunning scenery and curious wildlife!

  • Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

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    (13 miles) Ansonia

    An outstanding adventure playscape for younger children in Connecticut, with butterfly and hummingbird gardens, nature trails, and real life animals!

  • Art Plus Studio

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    (16 miles) New Haven

    Family fun every other weekend where you can spend quality time with your kids painting, eating and discovering your inner Picasso!

  • Andies Bounce Barn

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    (16 miles) Seymour

    A bounce-tastic farmyard themed indoor play and bounce facility for those bouncing, active kids from 2 years to 10 years.

  • New Canaan Nature Center

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    (16 miles) New Canaan

    The New Canaan Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

  • Peabody Museum of Natural History

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    (17 miles) New Haven

    From Egyptian mummies to saber-toothed cats to the once mighty dinosaurs — you can find it all at Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History!

  • Keeler Tavern

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    (17 miles) Ridgefield

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Keeler Tavern Museum has been a farmhouse, tavern, stagecoach stop, post office, hotel for travelers, home of noted architect Cass Gilbert and, ...

  • Monkey Joes

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    (18 miles) Hamden

    Come and join us at monkey Joe's Connecticut's newest family fun Center. Ideal for children 2 years old to 12 years old. Monkey Joe's is an indoor inflatable fun and exciting party and play center ...

  • Best Time Ever

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    (18 miles) Stamford

    Arts and Crafts Studio where kids of all ages can get creative in a huge variety of ways.

  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center

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    (19 miles) Stamford

    Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Bring friends and enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, walk over 80 acres of nature trails, drop in to the Hecksher Farm and say hello the ...

  • Fun 4 All Play Centre

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    (19 miles) Port Jefferson Station

    Great open play in New York State with tunnels, slides, treehouse play, towers, bouncers and preschool play areas!

  • Lakeside Pottery Ceramic School and Studio

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    (19 miles) Stamford

    A creative and fun art experience in Stamford, Connecticut where both kids and parents can learn the art of pottery.

  • Chelsea Piers Connecticut

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    (19 miles) Stamford

    Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) is a whopping 400,000 sq. ft. indoor sports complex with a ton of fun activities for the whole family!

  • The Military Musuem Of Southern New England

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    (20 miles) Danbury

    We currently display a vivid cross section of 20th century American military history. Many of our vehicles are extremely rare, often the only example in the western hemisphere! The museum staff is ...

  • Danbury Railway Museum

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    (20 miles) Danbury

    The Museum, located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, offers railroad history, tours, train rides, a collection of original and restored rolling stock, and ...

  • Tot Town Party and Play

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    (21 miles) Brookfield

    Parent Supervised indoor playground and party center.

  • Vanderbilt Museum

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    (21 miles) Centerport

    A look into the life of one of the richest men in the world at this fascinating museum, mansion and planetarium!

  • Kids Create

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    (22 miles) Naugatuck

    A creative play place for creative kids of all ages. They can sculpt, paint, create and play with fun and educational toys.

  • BounceU of Smithtown

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    (23 miles) Nesconset

    Great parties, themed bouncing and open bounce sessions at this New York State indoor play center for kids of all ages!

  • Brooksvale Park

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    (23 miles) Hamden

    The entire family can enjoy of all sorts of outdoor adventures. Playground & Swings, hiking, sledding, Softball Fields, and an animal petting zoo.

  • Tiki Action Park

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    (24 miles) Centereach

    Great kids fun in New York State with Tiki Action Park, with go-karts, mini golf, and arcade, and so much more!

  • Quassy Amusement Park

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    (24 miles) Middlebury

    More than 2 dozen outdoor amusements, rides and attractions ranging from toddler friendly and gentle to frankly terrifying. Great family fun in Connecticut!

  • Bounce U of North Branford

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    (24 miles) Stratford

    Bouncing everywhere! BounceU specialize in children's birthday parties, as well as fun open bouncing play!

  • Captain Bobs Thimble Island Tours

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    (24 miles) Stony Creek

    Since the 1950's generations of families have returned each summer to Stony Creek for a relaxing boat ride around the Thimble Islands. Whether it's your first ride or your umpteenth ride, each ride ...