Things to do in NEW HAVEN with kids

Do you love pizza? Then you might like to know that New Haven is actually the birthplace of American pizza. Sounds like the city if off to a great start when it comes to things that are great for kids!

From it’s beginnings with pizza, New Haven is actually an incredible place for kids to experience different kinds of foods. It’s also a place where they can explore art, culture, history.  It’s a place where kids can be creative. It’s also very walkable, which is always a plus for families!

The history lessons start straight away with attractions like the Peabody Museum of Natural History - you might even spot a sabre-toothed cat! Creativity can flow with hands-on centers like Art Plus Studio where kids can discover their inner Picasso, and the Children’s Museum.   Culture can be discovered at places like the Shubert Theater, where some of the biggest names have performed.

Spend a day in Edgewood Park and enjoy a sensory trail and free nature programs!

New Haven is…yep..HAVEN for kids fun! So enjoy it!

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  • Art Plus Studio

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    New Haven

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

  • Peabody Museum of Natural History

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    (1 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!

  • Monkey Joes

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    (3 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 ...

  • Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

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    (7 miles) Ansonia

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

  • BounceU of North Branford

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    (8 miles) Stratford

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

  • Andies Bounce Barn

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    (9 miles) Seymour

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

  • Brooksvale Park

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    (10 miles) Hamden

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

  • Captain Bobs Thimble Island Tours

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    (10 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 ...

  • Prime Climb Indoor Rock Climbing

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    (12 miles) Wallingford

    Our mission is for folks of all ages to discover the fun and fitness benefits of climbing year-round in a safe, comfortable, and friendly state of the art indoor setting.

  • National Helicopter Museum

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    (13 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 ...

  • Kids Create

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    (15 miles) Naugatuck

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

  • Connecticuts Beardsley Zoo

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    (15 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.

  • Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum

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    (16 miles) Cheshire

    Cartoon fun away from the television! This fun museum has one of the largest collections of cartoon-themed artifacts and toys in the entire country - from Disney to Marvel - kids can check out all ...

  • The Barnum Museum

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    (16 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 ...

  • Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum

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    (17 miles) Bridgeport

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

  • Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium

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    (17 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!

  • Timexpo Museum

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    (17 miles) 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, ...

  • Captains Cove Seaport

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    (18 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 ...

  • The Mattatuck Museum

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    (18 miles) 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 ...

  • Quassy Amusement Park

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    (19 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 Fun Center

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    (20 miles) Clinton

    offers a range of inflatable slides, obstacle courses and classic bounce houses for all ages to play on plus video game arcade.

  • Fairfield Museum and History Center

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    (20 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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    (20 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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    (20 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 ...

  • Golf Quest Family Fun Center

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    (21 miles) Southington

    A Family Afternoon at Golf Quest Start With a Round of Mini Golf... (by the way, everybody loves to play minigolf, whether you're 5 or 85!) Then take a couple of swings at the Batting Cage! Seven ...

  • Kidcity Childrens Museum

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    (23 miles) Middletown

    Imaginative play in Connecticut for kids up to 7 years with handmade, one of a kind exhibits that encourage creativity, exploration and imagination!

  • Lake Compounce Family Theme Park

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    (23 miles) Bristol

    Lake Compounce is a family theme park with the best of both worlds - thrills for those older kids and kiddie rides for the little ones!

  • Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park

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    (23 miles) Portland

    Activities include Swimming, Wakeboarding, Cliff Jumping, Zip Lines, Rock Climbing, Land-based Obstacle Courses, Scuba Diving and Kayaking.

  • New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park

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    (24 miles) 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.

  • Flanders Nature Center

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    (25 miles) Woodbury

    Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust promotes the understanding and appreciation of nature, and supports the conservation, preservation and management of the natural resources. We offer a broad range ...

  • Imagine Nation Museum

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    (25 miles) 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 ...

  • Bushnell Park Carousel

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    (25 miles) Bristol

    Whether you have a fond interest in art, American history, woodcraft, or simply enjoy the excitement of the carousel, we have something special for you. At any age, our guests can experience the joy ...

  • Jump n Jammin Inflatable Party Gym

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    (25 miles) Bristol

    Over 18,000 sq" of indoor/outdoor space with weekday open jumps, family fun, great planned activities and games room!

  • New Britain Museum of American Art

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    (26 miles) 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 ...

  • Pottery Piazza

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    (26 miles) Plainville

    Painting fun at The Pottery Piazza with over 1,500 pottery items to choose from, as well as printing, mosaics and clay work! Art doesn't care if you are a beginner or an expert - let's get creating ...