Zoos in Connecticut

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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 achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science...
Mystic
Visitors encounter ocean animals in an exciting new way: no scuba gear required! Whether you're touching a ray, feeling the splash of a beluga whale or going beak-to-nose with a penguin, you'll be closer to ocean life than you ever thought possible!
Goshen
- offers residents of CT, MA and NY the unusual opportunity of observing and learning about animals from North America, Africa, India, New Zealand, Asia and the Arctic. One of the many fun places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Connect...
Bridgeport
Over 300 American species with varying exhibits and educational programming for families, including unique pop up viewing areas within the Prairie Dog exhibit.
Middlebury
More than 2 dozen outdoor amusements, rides and attractions ranging from toddler friendly and gentle to frankly terrifying.
Bristol
Whether it's chills or thrills that make you happy, Lake Compounce has the best of both, and then some! Play all day on rides like Boulder Dash, Zoomerang and Thunder n' Lightning. Chill near the lake in Anchor Bay, Clipper Cove and Mammoth Falls.
New London
Beach plus lido with water slide and splash pad, plus mini golf, fairground and arcade!
Middlebury
Within Quassy Amusements, the Bay features water play for all ages on a massive scale, plus splash pads and beach.
Waterbury
Boasting 40 ft body and raft slides, adventure river, kids' activity pool and huge water play island with more besides.
West Hartford
Great park with a new summer splash pad offering interactive play features. Free!
Colchester
Offers a great splash pad, skate park, 3 playgrounds and sports facilities plus wide open spaces for play.
Norwalk
Visitors can board the Seaport ferry at the Association’s dock, adjacent to Stroffolino Bridge, corner of Washington and Water Streets, South Norwalk, CT, for their trip to the island, the lighthouse or harbor cruises. Once on the island, visito...
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 will fill you with lasting memories!
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 Harbor, we are an active maritime and amusement cente...
New London
Sail away on the Tall Ship Mystic Whaler for a one of a kind adventure!
Winsted
This well heated & air conditioned facility offers state of the art Jugs Pro-Range Batting Cages offering all speeds of soft & hardball pitching. You select the speed & height of the pitch. Also, Phazerball & Battleball is a perfect...
South Windsor
Massive play area with five giant inflatable bounce houses in differing themes, including a super obstacle course they can race their friends through. Also has two dedicated party rooms and offers several party options.
Vernon
Indoor play space for children under 6. Open Play, fun active play equipment, pretend play, arts and crafts, plus science and discovery areas. Classes and Birthday Parties too.
Seymour
A bounce-tastic farmyard themed indoor play and bounce facility for those bouncing, active kids from 2 years to 10 years.
Bristol
Bouncing inflatable open play and birthday parties at this 18,000 square foot inflatable playland!
Stratford
Bouncing everywhere! BounceU specialize in children's birthday parties, as well as fun open bouncing play!
Canton
Inflatable fun as well as cool arcade games, and a hurricane simulator! A fun experience in Canton, Connecticut.
Brookfield
Parent Supervised indoor playground and party center.
Clinton
offers a range of inflatable slides, obstacle courses and classic bounce houses for all ages to play on plus video game arcade.
Hartford
Check out a place where we actually ENCOURAGE you to bounce off the walls! With over 10,000 sq. feet of connected trampolines forming one GIANT jumping surface and angled trampoline walls to bounce off of, Launch will get your whole family off the co...
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 that offers families with engaging interactive activi...
Newington
offers a fun indoor play experience suited to younger children, including a series of cubby style indoor tree houses with ladder access, play pirate ship and plenty more, plus classic bounce house.
Old Saybrook
Under 7s play room, over 7s game room, outside watersides and more.
Woodstock
offer a varying range of children's classes plus open play sessions with access to their developmentally stimulating toys and activity equipment.
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 composed primarily of unpaid volunteers who are respo...
Waterbury
It's about TIME for family fun. Timexpo® The Timex Museum tells the story of Timex and its heritage dating back to the 1850's. A Time Tunnel leads to ancient mysteries. Magnificent timepieces, hands-on activities and much more.
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 opportunities for ha
Waterbury
The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past and providing vision and leadership for the future through its exhibits and collections of national significance that interpret the history...
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 this great American icon.
Greenwich
The Bruce Museum is an educational institution which, through its varied exhibitions and collections in the arts and sciences, provides programs for diverse audiences.
Bridgeport
From three floors of hands-on fun with science to daily Planetarium shows, all include with admission to the museum! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Connecticut
Norwalk
Lots of hands on and fun learning for children in this entertaining museum.
Manchester
The mission of the Lutz Children's Museum shall be to provide a multi-faceted museum for children to explore culture, history, and the natural sciences through internal and external exhibits, programs, and experiences.
Essex
Where the River comes to life. Located on the waterfront in historic Essex, the Connecticut River Museum is the perfect place to explore the heritage and experience the wonders of New England’s Great River.
West Hartford
The Children’s Museum provides rich learning experiences in science and nature for all ages. Exploration of our multi-level museum captures imaginations and develops a sense of curiosity about the natural world.
Cheshire
Houses one of the largest collections of cartoon-themed toys and artifacts in the US. Every item that has played a part in an American childhood is here, from fast food toys to Disney displays. We even have an eight foot tall Hulk for a unique photo ...
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!
New Britain
The New Britain Youth Museum, founded in 1956, encourages children and families to explore the history and cultures of Connecticut and the world. Come explore with your child!
Kensington
A fascinating and fun family day out as you explore the world around us together, at the New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park.
Middletown
The mission of Kidcity Children's Museum is to celebrate a child's natural curiosity by offering a downtown hands-on playspace where children ages 1 through 8 come with parents and other significant adults to learn through play.
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 animals.The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is a place...
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 industry.
New Britain
The collections now number approximately 5,000 works of American art: 680 oils, 1,050 drawings (including watercolors and pastels), 860 graphics, 160 sculptures, 25 photographs, and 1,460 illustrations.
Manchester
The Fire Museum is housed in a retired 1901 fire station with a unique atmosphere that saw the transition from hand drawn to horse drawn, then to motorized apparatus. our collection includes hundreds of fine examples of early American craftsmanship ...
Bristol
The Imagine Nation Museum is a hands-on, interactive children's museum best suited for ages 2 to 10. The first area you will see when you come to the museum is the interactive exhibits that encourage children to explore and experiment. They'll learn ...

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Fun places to visit in Connecticut with kids

Connecticut is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Connecticut's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Connecticut with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Connecticut - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look below, lots of the best things to do with children in CT