Winter Family Fun

The fun doesn't have to end because it's the winter time! There are plenty of things to do this winter! Here are some fun idea the whole family will enjoy!


The Barnum Museum

The Barnum Museum is in downtown Bridgeport and is the last surviving building attributed to the American visionary entrepreneur and entertainer Phineas Taylor Barnum. Open Thurs-Fri 11-3. 


The Connecticut Audobon Society

The Connecticut Audubon Society manages 19 wildlife sanctuaries encompassing almost 3,300 open acres of open space in Connecticut and educates over 200,000 children and adults annually. With a location in Fairfield, this is the perfect place to bring the family for a walk on the trails or visiting their wildlife sanctuary. Open Mon-Sat 10-3.


Disney On Ice

Your favorite Disney stories come to life at Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories! Sail along with Moana on her high-seas adventure and dance with Woody, Buzz and all the Toy Story friends. Feel inspired when love wins in Frozen and dreams come true for the Disney Princesses. Share the excitement and make new memories the whole family will treasure forever! This show stops by the XL Center in Hartford every January. This year the shows are from January 16-20! Don't miss out, buy a ticket! 


The Discovery Museum and Planeatarium

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium located in Bridgeport, is a hands-on science museum that serves as both a tourist destination and an educational resource for area families, schools, and other groups. The museum has three floors of hands-on exhibits for young scientists and engineers to explore. Open Tues-Sun 10-5.


The Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink

At the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink the whole family can enjoy some time on the ice together! There are public skate times every week which you can find here



The Earthplace located in Westport provides hands-on, nature-based learning experiences throughout childhood into young adulthood. Earthplace has 2.5 miles of trails across 74 acres of protected sanctuary to explore with the family. The building hours are Mon-Sat 9-5 and Sun 1-4. The grounds are open dawn to dusk year-round.


The Maritime Aquarium

The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk features exhibits including a variety of sharks, stingrays, harbor seals, sea turtles, game fish, jellies, crabs, lobsters, mollusks and more. Open every day 10-5. 


My Three Sons

My Three Sons located in Norwalk is a 22,000 square-foot family entertainment center that consists of more than 100 games and video simulators and rides, back light mini golf, and an inflatable for ages 5 and younger, and a laser tag arena flooded with fog. Open Mon-Thurs 12-7; Fri 12-9; Sat 10-9; Sun 10-8.


The Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The Stepping Stones Museum for Children located in Norwalk is dedicated to early childhood education. The museum offers a variety of fun activities for the family, ranging from various daily programs to birthday parties. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm.

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14 Jan 2020

By Josie Feliciano