Cultural Corner

The Day It Snowed Tortillas, performed by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre


The Aldrich Contempory Musuem
258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT
The Aldrich is just completing an entire exhibition change.  Below are the new and exciting shows that will begin March 11th. Families are also invited to stop by the Education Center that will allow you and your kids to learn more about the work and the ideas you discover in the museum. Drop in to the center for hands-on-activities are Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 4:30pm.

American Clock & Watch
100 Maple St, Bristol, CT
(860) 583-6070
Permanent exhibition on the history of Connecticut clockmaking and the Industrial Revolution, housed in an 1801 mansion. Largest collection of American produced clocks on display.

American Museum of Natural History
79th St W
and Central Park West NYC
Gold - Experience firsthand the alluring splendor of the finest gold specimens on Earth and explore the fascinating scientific and cultural story of this rare and prized element.
Cosmic Collisions – The breathtaking new Space Show launches visitors on a thrilling trip through space and time—well beyond the calm face of the night sky—to explore cosmic collisions, hypersonic impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe.  
Roving Mars - This engaging large-format film explores the surface of Mars through the eyes of Spirit and Opportunity, NASA's robotic Mars rovers.
Undersea Oasis: Coral Reef Communities – An enthralling exhibition of the brilliant color photographs by underwater photographer Idell Conaway.
SonicVision - The American Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with Moby, is launching a groundbreaking digitally animated alternative music show called SonicVision.
Yellowstone to Yukon – An enthralling exhibition of over 40 full-color photographs showcasing magnificent landscapes, flora, and fauna.
Vital Variety – 24 large-format color photographs highlight the importance of the immense diversity of invertebrates, which comprise more than 80 percent of Earth's known species, and play a critical role in the survival of humankind.

The Butterfly Conservatory
See tropical butterflies alive in winter.

Barnum Museum
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 331-1104
Enter the big top, see a slide show exhibition and learn about a cast of characters from the past.

Bruce Museum
Greenwich, CT
(203) 869-0376
Cheshire, Ct

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, MA
(413) 458-2303

Connecticut River Museum
(860) 767-8269
Eagle Quest Boat Tours - CRM invites its members and the general public to venture out onto the River and see dozens of eagles wintering within a few miles of Essex. Seals, Osprey and other wildlife are also found on these pristine waters.
These 90 minute boat tours depart Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am. Call now to pre-book before these trips are sold out! 860 767-8269

The Connecticut Children's Museum
New Haven, CT

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society
Learn more about your local area here!

Danbury Railway Museum
120 White St., Danbury, CT
(203) 778-8337
Changing Tracks - (The Penn Central Years)
Photographic Exhibit by Pete McLachlan

The Discovery Museum
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 372-3521

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Essex, CT
(800) 377-3987

Hunt Hill Farm Trust/Silo Gallery
New Milford, CT
(860) 355-0300

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
Mashantucket, CT
(800) 411-9671

The New England Carousel Museum New England Carousel Museum
95 Riverside Ave, Bristol
(860) 585-5411
Home to one of the largest collections of antique carousel pieces in the country, the museum is housed in a beautiful restored 33,000 sq. ft. brick building. Learn all about the fascinating history of the carousel. You might be surprised!

Railroad Museum of New England
Thomaston, CT
(860) 283-Rail
Trains run from the 1881 Thomaston Station south along the scenic Naugatuck River to Waterville. Along the way, your train will run through the unspoiled Mattatuck Forest, cling to Black Rock cliffs, hug the banks of the Naugatuck River, where various forms of wildlife abound, and then pass among massive brass mills, sentinels of New England's rich industrial heritage

Stepping Stones Museum for Children (10 & under)
303 West St
Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT
(203) 899-0606
Waterscapes, Rain Forest and In the Works (how things work!)
Healthyville -
Six main attractions, 50 hands-on activities and ten computer games help children learn more about their bodies and health. Enjoy in-depth explorations in nutrition, fitness, hygiene and safety.
The Incomparable Nelly Bly:  America’s First Woman Journalist
Actress Anne Pasquale will present Nellie Bly, the daredevil reporter who, in 1890, traveled around the world in 72 days.  This historical theatrical performance will feature stories, songs and a characterization of Nelly Bly in the Stepping Stones Performance Gallery. Afterward, Anne Pasquale will visit with museum guests and answer questions. Ages 5-10.

Westport Historical Society (Musuem)
25 Avery Place,
(203) 222-1424 George Washington Slept Here!
Celebrate our first president's 275th birthday in two towns where he made overnight stays. Starting in Westport, the bus will follow the route of the original King's Highway—still marked by Benjamin Franklin's milestone telling us it is “23 miles to New Haven.”  See where the first shots were fired in Connecticut during the Revolution and go over the bridge where Benedict Arnold was trapped by the British. Visit Burr Homestead, where Dorothy Quincy married John Hancock—grandly although hastily—for reasons that will be explained.  Top off the celebration at Fairfield's newly restored Rising Sun Tavern, looking as smart as it did when Washington stayed there, October 16, 1789. Refreshments will be served.

Whitfield Museum
Guildford, CT
(203) 453-2457

Yale Peabody Museum


Maritime Aquarium
(203) 852-0700
Special Exhibit -
Adventure Under the Sea
Meet some of the real undersea animals (like sponges, crabs, and sea stars) that inspired the SpongeBob cartoon characters., and learn about their amazing adaptations Some of them, like the yellow boring sponge, live right here in Long Island Sound. You'll also see color-changing cuttlefish, crabs that can survive out of the water, and Gus...the world's largest lobster on display, and maybe the meanest! "Adventure Under the Sea" is the most fun your family will ever have learning!

Hidden Amazon Exhibit -
Enter the Mysterious World of the Rainforest…
Now you can discover the creatures that live under the canopy of a strange and primitive world in our brand new exhibit Hidden Amazon. It’s a colorful world filled with creepy tarantulas, poisonous frogs, slithering snakes, fascinating piranha and soaring bats. Discover the animals that live in the Amazon by day and the mysterious creatures that emerge at night.

Nature Centers

Audubon Greenwich
Greenwich, CT 
(203) 869-5272

The Nature Discovery Center 
10 Woodside Ln, Westport, CT
(203) 227-7253

New Canaan Nature Center
144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT
(203) 966-9577
Free Nature Videos and Live Animal Demonstrations Each Saturday from the next 26 weeks, we will be visiting the A to Z of the animal world. All ages.

White Memorial Conservation Center
Litchfield, CT
(860) 567-0857
Waterfowl & Other Early Spring Migrants. Join Dave Rosgen for a walking and driving tour around Bantam Lake. Meet in the Museum gift shop at 2:00 p.m.Center members free; non-members $2.00.


Goodspeed Opera House
East Haddam, CT

Thomaston Opera House
Thomaston, CT
(860) 283-6250


The Ridgefield Playhouse
(203) 438-5795
Tamango’s Urban Tap Each high- energy performance is a global mix of free- style dance, including tap, capoeira, African and hip- hop, and the exhilarating sounds of Haitian drumming, world percussion, didjeridoo, cello, trumpet, vocals and more!

Westport Country Playhouse
25 Powers Court, Westport, CT
(203) 227-4177


Stamford Symphony Orchestra
(203) 325-1407 x305
(Concerts sell out fast so plan ahead!)

Botanical Gardens

New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY
Winter at the Garden gives all other seasons a run for their money. From the majesty of snow-covered evergreens to the chance to escape to warm, lush rain forests, there are plenty of reasons to make a one-day getaway to the Garden.



170 Main St

101 W. Putnam Ave
(203) 622-7940

20 Jesup Rd, Arnold
Bernard Plaza
(203) 291-4810

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