Fun things to do in Connecticut with the kids
Listed below are our top picks for cool places to explore and fun things to do in Connecticut with the kids.
Mystic Aquarium, Mystic
Explore the ocean and learn all about sea life and its natural habitats. The touch tanks are perfect for the little ones and tactile learners. The Aquarium hosts classes and camps for children of all ages.
Kid City Children’s Museum
This unique children’s museum provides handmade play exhibits created by local artists. The kiddies love the Toddler Sea Caves where they can dance with the mermaids and children of an older age can enjoy pretend fishing and the medieval village. Kid City is one of Connecticut’s favourite places to visit with kids and have a lot of fun.
Submarine Museum, Groton
The Submarine Museum is a budget-friendly option and allows families to walk through the narrow corridors of the Nautilus submarine. Enjoy over 10,000 artefacts, photographs, and books all related to submarines.
The Dinosaur Place, Oakdale
Enjoy both outdoor and indoor fun at the Dinosaur Place. They have an outdoor walking trail with over 40 life-size dinosaur models to view. They also have a splash pad that’s very popular in the summer. Kids can enjoy finding dinosaur bones, fossils, and large crystals. If you’re looking for fun and interactive activities, then Dinosaur place is a must-see.
Connecticut Science Museum, Hartford
The Connecticut Science Museum features over 150 hands-on exhibitions and activities for children of all ages. Children inspired to be builders will love the Lego room and budding botanists with be delighted with the onsite Rooftop Garden which is open seasonally.
Talcott Mountain State Park
Talcott is one the best places to visit whilst in Connecticut. With acres of sprawling beautiful countryside and the main attraction of Talcott Mountain State Park is Heublein Tower which can be reached by the yellow hiking trail which is just over 1.25 miles. The striking tower stands 165ft tall.
The surrounding area is the stunning Connecticut Forest where the trees shed annually and create the most beautiful and colourful landscape.