• Revolutions Bowling

    This isn’t your average bowling alley.  A luxury bowling alley featuring 16 lanes, great food and drinks, family friendly bowling, birthday parties, banquet rooms and more! Check us out for weekly bowling specials. Pizza-Bowl WEEKENDS (Noon to  6pm) Pizza Bowl Enjoy our legendary Pizza Bowl package including two hours of bowling, a large round pizza, and a pitcher soda for groups 5. Add extra bowlers for only  

  • Bounce Town: South Windsor and Canton

    You can choose from one of our two convenient locations!   Bounce Town is an indoor inflatable children’s recreation center with locations in South Windsor and Canton. There are party rooms that are available for birthday parties and field trips. There are a variety of weekday and weekend party packages. Bounce Town is independently owned and therefore has the flexibility to work with their customers to try to work within their budget. All weekend parties are private. Bounce Town offers open play time!  The cost is $10, plus tax per child; this is good for either open play session. Bounce Town does not charge children that are under 2, so long as they are with a child that is 2 or older. Bounce Town does not charge adults either, however, they are welcomed and encouraged to go on the inflatables with the children. Bounce Town also sells a six-pack pass, which is 6 open play visits for the price of four. This pass is intended for families that have a lot of their own children or for customers who frequent Bounce Town often to make it more affordable. It is not intended for groups. This is a great place for playdates, field trips, and parties. No outside food or drinks are permitted. Customers can purchase snacks, drinks or ice cream at the facility. Bounce Town can also order a pizza during open play for the customers to eat in the lobby. The facility is climate controlled and therefore a great play place for any day of the year.   Our South Windsor Location features a play area housing six giant inflatables, two party rooms,  and a 16-foot rock climbing wall! *rock wall is only open sometimes on the weekend and open play. Our Canton location is our new addition!! Our facility is 9,000 square feet consisting of two party rooms, a large play area, and an arcade. The play area houses seven giant inflatables!   South Windsor Location Canton Location 97 Commerce Way South Windsor,  CT 06074info@thebouncetown.com (860)757-3950 OPEN PLAY FOR ALL AGES MON, WED, THURS.(CLOSED ON TUESDAYS)10AM-2PM & 3-5PM. FRIDAYS 10AM-2PM & 3-6PM. 15 Cheryl Drive Canton, CT 06019info@thebouncetown.com (860)352-8170 OPEN PLAY FOR ALL AGES  MON, WED, THURS.(CLOSED ON TUESDAYS)10AM-2PM & 3-5PM. FRIDAYS 10AM-2PM & 3-6PM.

  • Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

    Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is one of Connecticut’s top family attractions. Spend an hour, or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. COme learn about our many endangered and threatened species, which include the Amur (Siberian) tiger, Andean condor, Ocelot, Red wolf, Maned wolf, Giant Anteater and Golden lion tamarin. Grab a bite at the Peacock Cafe, enjoy an outdoor lunch in the Picnic Grove and take a ride on our colorful carousel! Zoo Patrol – If you love animals, the environment, and being outdoors, you’ll love Zoo Patrol: a week full of zoo keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, hands-on learning, games, crafts, and more!  Offered in week-long sessions in July and August. Birthday Parties – With more than 120 species of animals, a carousel, an indoor South American Rainforest, a New England Farmyard, and 52 beautiful acres in Beardsley Park, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a fun and exciting place for a birthday party. The Zoo is available year-round for birthday parties General Admission  Adults (12 and older) $15 Children (3-11) $12 Seniors (62+) $11 Chldren Under 3  are FREE Open Daily 9-4 Carousel Open: Monday – Friday 10AM – 3PM Weekends and Holidays 9AM – 4PM

  • Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

      Hall of Fame Silver Lanes is a family entertainment center full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy!  With 52 lanes of bowling, and A Knights Quest Laser Tag there is something for everyone! We offer state of the art lanes and scoring, a full service snack bar including ice cream and milkshakes! Our Laser Tag arena is brand new and themed as a mid-evil adventure to not only challenge your skills but also totally immerse you in the experience! Check out our arcade and redemption center!! We have party packages available for celebrating special occasions, and ask us about fundraiser opportunities! Hours of Operation: Mon. thru Thur.: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Fri. & Sat.: 9:00 am – 1:00 am Sun.: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm  

  • Sports Center of Connecticut

    A Unique Family Entertainment Experience SportsCenter’s features a Golf Driving Range, 18 Hole Mini-Golf course, Jungle themed Lazer Tag arena, Fun Bowl Bowling, Baseball/Softball Batting Stadium, state of the art Game Zone arcade, Glitter, for arts & crafts and the World’s only double-decker ice-skating arena. Multiple banquet, meeting and party rooms available for birthday parties, outings and corporate events. Open 365 days/nights.

  • Danbury Railway Museum

    Danbury Railway Museum is conveniently located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, near Patriot Garage and the dining district. We offer railroad history told by our exhibits, artifacts, and displays, tours of our 6 acre railyard, train rides in our yard on weekends, and numerous operating model layouts of many sizes. There is a play area for the younger train fan, and many of our “real” trains are open to visitors. We offer three children’s events: Easter Bunny, Pumpkin Patch, and Santa, and other special events held throughout the year. The Museum is open year around, with trains operating April – December. Fun for train fans of all ages! January – March Winter Schedule Parties include use of the party area plus admission to the attractions in the Museum building and railyard, Locomotive Cab Ride Pass (redeemable April-November) for birthday child and 1 adult, ( Trains do not operate during the months January through March ) and 10% off in the gift shop for all party purchases. Winter Party fee: $150* * The party fee provides for up to 24 attendees. Additional attendees are welcome for an additional $6 per person. —————————————————————  

  • Arts For Learning Connecticut

    Our Offerings: Why choose Arts for Learning Connecticut for your arts in education programming? High quality artists in all the arts disciplines Over 30 years of Excellent Customer Service Arts programming that connects directly to curriculum Creative Arts Learning programs for Boys & Girls Clubs, Girl and Boy Scouts, Community Centers Family Programming that features learning for the whole family Creative Arts Learning performances and workshops for Elder Learning Engaging Teacher Professional Development that connects the arts to classroom learning PROGRAMMING WHAT WE DO ” Reforming education is rightly seen as one of the biggest challenges of our times.  In my view, reform is not enough: the real challenge is to transform education from a 19th century industrial model into a 21st century process based on different principles.” – Sir Ken Robinson Arts For Learning Connecticut engages learners of all ages and abilities in the 21st Century Learning Skills of creativity, collaboration, and communication through: arts integration in school residencies, after school programs,  and sequential learning opportunities in the arts workshops that provide direct experiences in the arts performances that provide an understanding of cultures and art forms that connect to various aspects of the curriculum professional development workshops for teachers and artists in arts integration, positive behavior development, and in providing arts experiences of people with different abilities. Whether it be a residency or performance, our Signature Core Services of experiencing the art form, understanding the art form, creatingin the art form, and connecting the art form to other areas of life will be apparent to all participants. To design your arts learning experience please contact our Associate Director, Mike Kachuba at 203-230-8101 ext. 15 or via email, mkachuba@aflct.org To schedule a performance, workshop or residency please contact Loraine Brown, Program Manager at 203-230-8101 ext. 10 or via email, lbrown@aflct.org PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS Arts For Learning Teaching Artists  are available to present professional development workshops for teachers of pre-K through college.  They are available for team building workshops as well to help your staff be the best they can be! Among topics that can be addressed are: Arts Integration in the Curriculum Positive School Climate Initiatives Using Universal Design for Learning UDL in your classroom to reach all learners Arts and the SRBI’s Teaching Science Through Dance Making Literacy Connections Through the Arts Teaching Math Through Music The Game: Strategies for Team Building and Problem Solving Developing Literacy Skills through Song Writing Other Topics designed for your needs Please contact:  Mike Kachuba, Arts For Learning,  Education Manager,  203-230-8101 ext. 15  or mkachuba@aflct.org  to create a professional development workshop that teachers will find meaningful, applicable to their work, interactive and fun.  Workshops can be designed in two hour, three hour, four hour, or six hour blocks.

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children

    Stepping Stones Museum for Children ignites a love of learning through play. With exhibits, performances, workshops, outdoor garden and courtyard play spaces, a cafe and store, and classes – children become wide-eyed with excitement. Step inside our spectacular LEED Gold certified museum and open your world to amazing explorations and discoveries.    

  • The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village

    Your prehistoric adventure awaits at The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut! The Dinosaur Place is open April-November (weather permitting). Please Click Here for Hours & Directions. Outdoor Family Fun: Although it’s been more than 66 million years since dinosaurs roamed the earth, The Dinosaur Place™ at Nature’s Art Village is home to over 40 life-sized dinosaurs situated in a pristine 60 acre outdoor adventure park. Stroll through over a mile of dinosaur-filled nature trails wrapping around the scenic Raptor Bay Lake. Access the nature trails by walking under the belly of a life-sized brachiosaurus, an immense creature that measures 75 feet long and 40 feet tall! Enjoy the state-of-the-art playground with 5 unique jungle gyms including the one-of-a-kind SpaceNet, designed exclusively for The Dinosaur Place™. Get lost in a”MAZE”asaurus, a dinosaur-themed maze where families can play together to find their way out by sliding down the mouth of a giant T-Rex. Jump, bounce, slide and play in the giant Jurassic Moon Bounce while encountering fun dinosaur-themed obstacles. For the brave, experience the Animatronic Dilophosaurus Encounter – it moves, roars, and more! You also won’t want to miss watching the active volcano erupt every hour and the vast assortment of educational “touch & feel – what am I?” boxes situated throughout the nature trails. During the summer, bring along your bathing suit & flip flops and prepare to get soaked in New England’s largestwhere dinosaur-themed water features delight children and adults of all ages. Just added in 2015, you’ll have to experience the Vortex SuperWheel, an impressive giant spinning wheel which pours thousands of gallons of water down on everyone below! Have a dinosaur-sized appetite? Enjoy a variety of picnic areas – Yes, you can bring your own lunch! – or find tasty treats at Monty’s Munchies and delicious desserts at The Ice Cream Shop! Indoor & Wintertime Family Fun: Become an indoor adventurer at Discovery Depot at Nature’s Art Village. Dig for gems in The Jackpot Mine, pan for gold in Thunder Creek or unearth dinosaur bones in The Bone Zone – every adventure comes with a unique souvenir! Please Click Here for Hours & Directions.   

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    Trixies Cuts & Spa – Hamden

    Trixie’s Spa For Kids is owned & run by a Top New York City Stylist who has been bringing that skill and care to children for over 25 years. Geraldine and her staff have been proudly serving the New Haven/Fairfield County community for 7 years. Owner Geraldine has been: Featured in The New York Times “Style” section Received 5 STAR REVIEWS from Timeout New York Received 5 STAR REVIEWS from Nickelodeon’s Parentsconnect Featured in Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate and Norwalk Hour to name a few We’re the Girl Party Experts! Trixie’s Spa For Kids, located on Dixwell Ave. in Hamden, is perfect for: birthdays, Brownies/Girl Scout meetings or any special occasion. All Parties Include: ~ Party of eight ~ Two hours of fun, giggles, glam & glitz! ~ Fashion runway and dress up ~ Printable invitations from our website ~ “Feeling Smitten” bath bomb ~ Decorate-your-own cupcake with lots of yummy toppings ~ One juice box per child ~ Karaoke! ( at no extra charge!) ~ Fun temporary hair color and sparkle ~ A decorate-your-own purse box to take all your party swag home   Picasso Princess Choice of one craft and two make-your-own products. Beads & Baubles Make your own jewelry. Choose from charmed ribbon bracelets, pendant necklaces, stone bead bracelet or link bracelet. Plus flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani and one make-your-own.er Glitter Up Flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani, make your own product, glitter tattoo, and choice of hair extension, hair tinsel or hair stones. Ooh-la-la-di-da! Choose your own organic, flavored facial and flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani. Choice of hair extension, hair tinsel or hair stones. Choose one craft or one make-your-own.  ($350, $35 each additional girl) Glam Jam! Flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani, flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-pedi, choice of hair extension, hair tinsel, or hair stones, and one craft or one make-your-own.  Dazzling Divas Flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani, flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-pedi, and your own organic flavored facial. Bling design make-up application. One craft and one make-your-own. !!YOLO!! AMAZING hair up-dos with curls and braids galore! Choice of hair extension, hair tinsel or hair stones, flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani, bling design make-up application, two make-your-owns and two crafts. Includes photo shoot throughout party, and photo collage sent to parent that can be duplicated.    We can turn any party into an individual package or customize one to fit your needs. Please call us to choose from our extensive craft list.

  • Discovery Museum and Planetarium

    Spark new insights. Widen your world. Exhibits at the Discovery Museum are designed for hands-on interaction and learning. Challenge yourself to complete engineering dares and double-dares in our brand new Dare to Discover exhibit, shoot hoops and test the aerodynamics of a paper airplane in Get Physical!, explore the wonders of outer space in our space galleries, test your climbing prowess in our Adventure Science exhibit, and more! Click here  to explore our current exhibits. Summer is for exploration! Each summer, Discovery Museum welcomes kids from Kindergarten to Grade 9 for interactive STEM learning adventures that explore a wide array of topics. Click here for a printable version of our summer brochure! Parties with unique hands-on activities are tons of fun! Discovery Birthday Parties feature themed adventures, take-home fun, and hands-on excitement, our birthday parties are always a blast! Parties are available for toddlers to teens. Discover hands-on, age-appropriate science fun for the most memorable birthday ever. Parties can be customized, and food/balloon/party packages are available. Museum members enjoy special discounts!

  • Springfield Museums

    The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the newest museum on the Quad, is devoted to Springfield native Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss! The first floor features family friendly, interactive exhibits exploring Dr. Seuss’s Springfield roots and providing opportunities to experiment with new sounds and vocabulary, play rhyming games, and invent stories–all in line with Geisel’s revolutionary role in changing how we learn to read. The second floor, curated by Geisel’s two step daughters and great nephew, recreates Geisel’s studio and living room (with the furniture and art materials he actually used) and features never before publicly displayed art, family photographs and letters, and the original Geisel Grove sign which used to hang in Forest Park.  You can even find Theophrastus, the toy stuffed dog Ted Geisel’s mother gave to him when he was a boy in Springfield. Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden More than 3 million people have visited the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums since it opened in 2002. The sculpture garden celebrates Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, in the city in which he was born and raised. Following Geisel’s death in 1991, his wife, Audrey, authorized the Museums to create the memorial, and since that time, the sculpture garden has attracted crowds of Dr. Seuss fans to frolic alongside his beloved characters. Sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, who is also Geisel’s step-daughter, created the endearing bronze sculptures. A gallery devoted to the creation of the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden is located on the second floor of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, which opened fifteen years after the sculpture garden was installed. Springfield Science Museum The Springfield Science Museum, founded in 1859 in City Hall, officially opened in 1899 in a classical revival building, expanded in 1932 with an Art Deco addition, and expanded again in 1970 with the Tolman addition that included a public observatory. In 2004, the Welcome Center was added to the Science Museum to serve as the main entrance to the entire campus. The Science Museum houses permanent collections of Natural Science, Anthropology and Physical Science. The Science Museum’s Seymour Planetarium consists of the historic Korkosz Starball, now the oldest operating star-projector in the United States. George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum This art museum holds the eclectic collections of George Walter Vincent Smith (1832-1923) and his wife, Belle Townsley Smith (1845-1928) in an Italian palazzo-style building established in 1896. The vast holdingsinclude excellent examples of Japanese lacquer, arms and armor, ceramics and bronzes; one of the largest collections of Chinese cloisonné outside of Asia; Chinese jade and ceramics; and a superb collection of 19th-century Middle Eastern carpets. In addition, the collection contains significant American 19th-century paintings (especially landscape and genre), Italian 19th-century watercolors, a fine assembly of Greek and Roman antiquities, a rare plaster cast collection, objects created for 19th-century International Expositions and examples of lace and early textiles. Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts The Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Read more [...]

  • Nutmeg Bowl

    Located in Fairfield at the corner of Kings Hwy & Villa Avenue (in the Super Stop & Shop retail complex). Nutmeg Bowl offers the finest in family entertainment. Whether you’re booking a child’s birthday party or a group/corporate outing Nutmeg Bowl is the place to be. Nutmeg is equipped with 56 synthetic lanes with the most technologically advanced automatic scoring system. We have a fully loaded sports bar with Direct TV and 4 Hi-Def flat screen TV’s. Big Bob’s Burgers and More Café, has a full menu served 7 days a week, with daily specials available. Check out our catering menu for your next corporate outing.  Our website details Daily and Weekly Specials like XTREME Bowling, Breakfast and Bowl, and our many Bowling Leagues including Juniors Leagues. We also provide an inside playplace for the little ones called Our Back Yard Playplace. It is conveniently located above Nutmeg Bowl with access from inside the bowling center. It’s a clean and safe place to have fun all year long! No need to worry about the weather…”It Never Rains in Our Back Yard!” It’s the perfect place to host your child’s next birthday party! To schedule a party give us a call at 203-367-7741.

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

    When you visit the Stowe Center, don’t expect a traditional historic house museum! Expect a conversational, interactive tour where you can participate along with your guide.   Of course you’ll hear about everything that compelled Stowe to write her most famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin: her childhood, travels, marriage and family, and perhaps greatest of all, her courage. But you’ll also connect the past to the present as you discuss 19th century social issues — such as slavery and the role of women — that resonate today in the form of racism, mass incarceration, immigration or equal pay.   Discover Harriet Beecher Stowe… …internationally known icon of American literature, culture and social activism. Stowe’s bestselling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin changed American’s views on slavery and contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.   School Groups: Help your students connect history to their own lives and today’s headlines. Tour Stowe’s Hartford home, a National Historic Landmark, and participate in extended learning programs where ideas turn into action.   All school programs support Common Core Learning Standards and the Connecticut Social Studies Framework.   Guided tours and programs are open to K-12 students. Programs can be adapted for college level students. Available year round by advance reservation.   Can’t make it to Hartford? Bring the Stowe Center to your classroom! A museum educator will engage your class in an open-ended conversation about Stowe’s life and work using primary source documents, photographs and a writing activity.   Programs at your site Let the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center bring an engaging, interactive 90-minute program to your library, civic group or community center.   The Family Tour Take a hands-on, minds-on tour of Stowe’s home that connects the past to the present for kids 5-12 with an adult. The family tour is currently available December 22 – 31. No tours on December 24 and 25. Please reserve tickets 24 hours in advance. Additional tours are available during school breaks and by request.   Contact us for prices and reservations: info@stowecenter.org or 860.522.9258 x 308

  • Spare Time Vernon

    BOWLING Find yourself with some spare time? Then it’s time to step out on the town and go bowling. We are the only place around that you can party and hear a pin drop! Check out our current open play specials. PRICING OPEN BOWLING: $5.00 per game/per person SHOE RENTAL: $4.00 GAME ZONE We’re a lot more than just a bowling center here at Spare Time!  We have an arcade and video games galore!  Win points in the arcade and redeem them for amazing prizes!  With our out of this world game zone, everyone goes home a winner!   Let your fun side loose on Tuesdays from 3pm-close for 50% off! LASER TAG NOW OPEN! Laser Tag is a unique competitive activity for all ages so come battle it out in our multi-level arena and have a blast! We’ve got a high tech arena that’s sure to get your heart pounding with the music, fog, LED lighting with special effects and laser guns! It’s an experience out of this world! Totally cool and totally fun!   KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES We make coming up with fun ideas for kids birthday parties easy! At Spare Time Vernon, whether you are planning a girl’s birthday or a boy’s birthday… we have parties for kids that can include everything from bowling, to arcade games, to laser tag… creating a birthday package that your child will love and you will enjoy is easy to do. And our birthday party planner is here to assist you! Choose from one of the following Birthday Packages, or create your own! BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE Your two hour party includes: Bowling and Shoe Rental Music and Light Show Birthday Party Host Pizza and Soda Place Settings and Balloons BIRTHDAY BOWLING BASH INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM THE PARTY PACKAGE: Bowling and Shoe Rental Music and Light Show Birthday Party Host Pizza and Soda Place Settings and Balloons PLUS! LASER TAG FOR THE WHOLE PARTY!   LASER TAG ONLY BIRTHDAY PARTIES YOUR TWO HOUR PARTY INCLUDES: • 3 exciting games of Laser Tag • Birthday party host or hostess • Cheese or pepperoni pizza & soda   ALL OF OUR BIRTHDAY PARTIES INCLUDE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CHILD BONUS! Birthday Goodie Bag Flashing Birthday Bowling Pin $5 Game Zone Card FREE GAME of Bowling Coupon Souvenir birthday bowling pin for the guests to sign! (Pin is not included in Laser Tag only parties)

  • Woodcock Nature Center

    Woodcock has been a source of environmental and nature education since 1972. The staff, which includes three full-time educators, work with local youth to teach and develop programming designed to instill a love and respect for nature. They work with the local protected wildlife to serve as a resource for educating the community about our natural surroundings through public outreach, school field trips and visits, on-site birthday parties  and our extremely popular summer camp! Host your child’s next birthday party at Woodcock Nature Center where learning is natural!     Little Forest Folk  Little Forest Folk is a nature based program for children ages 3.5 – 5 years old offered by the Woodcock Nature Center in Wilton, CT. The nature center has 149 acres of woodland forests, swamps, streams, and a large pond. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00am – 12:30pm    September to June Applications for the 2019-20 year open in January 2019! Stay tuned for more info. Into the Forest Ages 3-5 with a caregiver A connection to nature plays a crucial role in a child’s development. Into the Forest brings children (and their caregivers) into nature to help build confidence, obtain basic wilderness skills and most importantly, allow them to get dirty and have fun! After-School Programs Woodland Explorers K – 2nd grade  Investigate and find wonder in the natural world! Through hiking, animal encounters, art, nature activities and more, we’ll discover who shares this earth with us, the important roles they play and how we impact our environment (and we might get a little dirty!). Woodland Navigators 3rd-5th grade Spend the afternoon with educator Sam Nunes and explore our preserve! We will focus a lot on how our actions impact our surroundings, and how we can develop a better relationship with the environment. Kids will participate in dam building, aging trees, learning how to use a compass, using colors and objects in nature to create art, and setting up cameras with a GoPro to see if we can capture any local wildlife on camera! Uncharted Woodcock 6th-8th grade Ever wonder what’s beyond the trails at Woodcock? Find out as we journey into uncharted territory on Woodcock’s 149-acre preserve! Be prepared to don some waders and venture into our swamp off the boardwalk. We’ll build observational skills by looking for wildlife beyond our trails through tracking and search for hidden biodiversity. All of this will be recorded in nature journals we create on the first day! Students are urged to wear appropriate clothing and hiking boots and bring a reusable water bottle and snack. Nighttime Wonders 3rd-5th grade Spend some time in the woods AFTER DARK! This popular program for 3rd-5th graders includes a nighttime hike, animal encounters, fireside treats and unlimited fun. Nature Painting 6th-8th grade Join artist and educator Sarah Breznen for an outdoor oil painting course. Participants will learn the basics of oil painting, and how to see space, form, and color in the surrounding landscape. Painting will take place along the pond and wooded trails. During inclement Read more [...]

  • Connecticut Trolley Museum

    The Connecticut Electric Railway Association, Inc. is the owner and operator of the Connecticut Trolley Museum.  Founded in October 1940, it is the nation’s oldest incorporated organization dedicated to the preservation of the trolley era. As a non-profit institution, its educational and historical aim is the establishment of a full scale operating street and interurban railroad system with the appropriate accessory equipment and buildings, to recreate an important phase of New England’s business and social life from 1890 to 1949.   A three-mile round trip streetcar ride with an educational narrative is provided to the museum’s visitors during their visit.  All work at the museum, except for one paid employee in the museum office, is done by volunteers.  There are over 70 pieces or rail equipment owned by the museum, some of them dating as far back as 1869.  This collection is made up of passenger and freight streetcars, elevated railway cars, interurban cars, service cars, locomotives (diesel and electric), passenger and freight railroad cars, and other pieces of miscellaneous railway equipment.   All major buildings and the museum’s center of operations are located on a 17-acre facility adjacent to State Route 140 in East Windsor.  The right of way is a 3.2-mile portion of the Rockville branch of the Hartford & Springfield Street Railway Company.  Void of all track, the property was purchased when the organization was formed in 1940.  Over the years, the volunteers have been able to build not only 1.5 miles of track and the associated overhead wire for power distribution, but all of the yard and storage track, the power substation, the storage barns, and a restoration shop. Our mission is to provide a historically accurate educational experience of the trolley era, through the interpretation, preservation, restoration, and operation of an electric railway.

  • Arts from the Heart, LLC

    Arts from the Heart, LLC (home of Tolland County Music Together) offers family music making fun to children ages 0-7 and their grown-ups! Young children thrive in a loving, musical environment where the people they love can share the joy of singing and dancing with them. We offer an inspiring, joyful program based on 20+ years of research in early childhood and musical development.   Babies class and all the Mixed Age classes have been lots of fun and we look forward to more music making!  We’re also working on finding other ways to use our space.  Currently, Little Yoga, llc is offering classes, and we hope to have more in the Spring, so keep your eyes open

  • Auer Farm

    Auerfarm is space wherein students can fulfill the Core Science Curriculum. We offer instructional programs and also offer our facilities for rent. The farm is also open to exploration any day of the week from dawn til dusk. between the many, varying farm animals, the excited children and beautiful scenery, Auerfarm is an amazing community resource. We hope you will find yourself here, enjoying the simple pleasures of the farm atmosphere. You can also find out more about specific events on our events page. We offer seasonal Programs including: Farms Produce Food Summer on the Farm Apples and Cider Maple Sugaring Animal Homes Pollinator Power Celebrate your birthday at Auerfarm! We have indoor classroom space and an outdoor pavilion for your party depending on the weather and time of year. We also have a kitchen if you need it. Show up early and feel free to decorate. If you are planning on having food/cake, you will need to supply the table cloths and plates/utensils. Looking for an interesting program for your class, but can’t make it out to the farm? We can bring our Programs to you! email for more information. Click here for party options and themes! Summer Enrichment Programs are also offered. Check back in Early 2019 for upcoming program details!

  • Westmoor Park

    Westmoor Park is West Hartford’s premier environmental, agricultural , and horticultural education center.  Its 162 acres include 3 miles of trails to explore, a demonstration farm, and a variety of gardens.  The park’s main building features seasonal exhibits, a nature discovery room, a greenhouse, and a meeting room for classes and community rental.  Throughout the year Westmoor Park offers a wide range of classes and programs for schools, groups, and the general public.  From animal studies to environmental sciences and garden design, the park’s programs are both fun and educational.  The park hosts many specially themed events, programs, and family activites.  Westmoor Park also has an active gardening volunteer program through the warm months of the year.    

  • Slater Museum

    Summer is the best time to visit Slater Memorial Museum! Kids can try out our museum scavenger hunt, which takes them on a journey through seven exhibition galleries. Learn about the Slater Family Grand Tour as they traveled all over the world. See our larger-than-life-size plaster cast replicas of ancient Greek sculptures. Admission is always free for kids under 12 and during Saturdays in July and August admission is free for all ages! Check out our upcoming workshops on Japanese Gyotaku-Style Printmaking and other events at slatermuseum.org  . Ample on-site parking is available. Museum Hours Tues – Fri: 9am – 4pm Sat & Sun: 1pm – 4pm Admission Adults: $3.00 Seniors: $2.00 Students: $2.00 Under 12: FREE

  • Bjorn the Magician

    Kids Party Magician Provides Custom Magic Shows My magic show is non-stop, age appropriate comedy magic. My balloon show amazes people at what can be built from balloons. I typically do birthday parties, school shows, Blue/Gold banquets, YMCA/YWCA camps and the like. Whether its a birthday party, a banquet, or a school, you will hear the children laughing and see them grinning continuously. One highlight of the show is my rabbit puppet who is convinced HE is really in charge of the show. Every child squeals with delight at the appearance of my REAL RABBIT, Wilbur, who knows HE is the real star. All the children love to participate as they help the elusive Hiram hide from the poor magician. For birthday parties, I customize the show to the age of the participants. The show for the 3-5 year old audience is different from that for the 6-9 year old crowd. In addition, I have a workshop aimed at older children. The workshop teaches both how to do a series of tricks AND how to present them. Frequently people at schools and churches wonder if I have more than shows that compliment what they are teaching. I am happy to say that I do. I currently have a set of shows whose topics include, but are not limited to my: Anti-Bullying show Safety show, Dental Hygiene show, Lean Green Eating Machine (Healthy eating) show, Self Esteem show, I love America show, as well as Holiday theme shows for Halloween, Christmas, etc. Educational Magician Has Many Themes Kids Magician has Magic Show Themes to Enhance Education People at schools and churches frequently ask Bjorn the Magician if he has more magic shows that compliment what they are teaching. This educational   kids entertainer is happy to say that he does. This  kids magician has a set of shows whose topics include, but are not limited to his: Safety, Dental Hygiene, Lean Green Eating Machine (Healthy eating), Self Esteem, I love America, as well as Holiday theme magic shows for Halloween, Christmas, etc. If you are an educator and want a wonderful and educational kids magic show that supports your curriculum, then call this kids magician today. Make Planning Children’s Parties Easy and Worry Free Performances to Entertain and Connect with the Audience Why do you need a kids party entertainer when hiring a childrens party magician for your childrens party? When you have a large number of children at a birthday party expecting entertainment, they can become very excited. If that entertainment does not happen quickly enough, then the children may grow bored, or begin to entertain themselves. That might not be entertaining for the other kids or their parents. You need a kids party entertainer who is able to connect with the children and capture their attention with zany magic tricks, hilarious stories, and incredible puppetry. When I produce a real live magician’s bunny, the children laugh and applaud, and focus on him for a long time. Our kids party magic shows delight children and give the parents some time to relax Read more [...]

  • Trixie’s Cuts for Kids

    Haircuts Trixie’s Cuts for Kids is owned & run by a Top New York City Stylist who has been bringing that skill and care to children for over 25 years. Geraldine and her staff have been proudly serving the New Haven/Fairfield County community for nearly 10 years. You and your child will get the best care at Trixie’s. Owner Geraldine has been: Featured in The New York Times “Style” section Received 5 STAR REVIEWS from Timeout New York Received 5 STAR REVIEWS from Nickelodeon’s Parentsconnect Featured in Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate and Norwalk Hour to name a few If you want a fun experience with a look both your child and you will love, make an appointment or stop in today! We’re the Girl Party Experts! Trixie’s Spa For Kids, located on Dixwell Ave. in Hamden, is perfect for: birthdays, Brownies/Girl Scout meetings or any special occasion.  We can turn any party into an individual package or customize one to fit your needs. Please call us to choose from our extensive craft list. ​

  • New Britain Museum of American Art

    The NBMAA’s Nurture Through Art: Infant to Teen programs enhance children’s appreciation of art through various interactive projects, therefore fostering intellectual growth and promoting self-confidence and emotional expression. We accommodate all ages and focus on each stage of artistic development in your child’s life.   Programs for Early Learners:  Museum and Me AGES 0-24 mos. Museum and Me Too AGES 24-36 mos. Art Start for Preschoolers Ages 3-5 Art Adventures Ages 6+ Enrichment Programs Art Explorers Ages 6-8 Studio@4 Ages 8-10 Youth Drawing 101(Ages 11-13) Teen Studio Homeschool Days Program Second Monday of every month, October–June 1:30-3 p.m. Ages 5-13; preregistration is required* One adult free with each child registration; additional adults $15. Children under 5 are free of charge and welcome to remain with accompanying adults.   School Visits Works of art in the Museum’s collection are rich, primary source texts that encourage interdisciplinary learning for all grade levels. The NBMAA offers school visits that are designed to enrich curricula and engage students in dialogue as they view artworks in the galleries and create projects in the American Savings Foundation Art & Education Center. Contact Maura O’Shea, Coordinator of Adult and Student Tours and Teacher Programs, at 860-229-0257, ext. 235 or at osheam@nbmaa.org to learn more about how the NBMAA promotes arts integration with the CT Social Studies Frameworks, Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Math, and the Next Generation Science Standards.  

  • The New England Carousel Museum

    The New England Carousel Museum is a magical home to a large collection of magnificent carousel pieces.  Visitors of all ages learn about the history, craftsmanship, and art of wooden carousel horses as they explore the Museum.  Visit with our museum guides or tour on your own.  Our tour guides are eager to greet you and your family and provide a participatory tour full of learning and discovery.  You might even catch our Master Painter at work in the Restoration studio!  Every visit includes a ride on our working carousel as you listen and watch our band organ play.  Also included is a tour of our Museum of Fire History, a hidden gem of fire fighting apparatus and memorabilia.     Educational Family Sunday programs are held each month with themes that blend fun with learning. The Museum is also perfect for children’s birthday parties, facility rentals, and field trips. Visit our website for more information.     Museum Hours Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM        

  • Lyman Orchards

    Established in 1741 and now in its 9th generation, Lyman Orchards is recognized as the twelfth oldest family owned business still in operation. Shop in the Apple Barrel market for fresh farm produce and award-winning Hi-Top Apple Pies; enjoy picking fresh fruits in season, and golf on our two 18-hole championship courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and Gary Player; or learn the game of golf or improve your stroke at our new Golf Center and Apple Nine course. Apple Barrel Store Our unique market has become known throughout Connecticut and beyond as a favorite destination for family fun and great food! The enticing aroma of fresh baked products fills our market all day long. Every day, all day long, fresh pies, apple cider donuts, muffins, cookies, breads, pastries, and more desserts are made in our Farm Kitchen Bakery.  The Orchard  You can pick nearly 100 varieties of fruits from June through October! It’s simple to pick your own at Lyman Orchards. Before coming to pick, always call our 24-hour hotline for up-to-the-minute crop and field conditions, varieties, and current market prices. We update the message as often as necessary (especially in rainy or overcast weather) in order to help you make the best arrangements for your picking trip. Picking areas are easy to find and clearly marked. Our Pick-Your-Own staff members are very knowledgeable about the fruits you’ll be picking and containers for picking and recipe sheets are available at every Pick-Your-Own station. Championship Golf  Our Junior Golf School teaches children as young as five, the basic skills they will need in a fun, friendly enviroment. They will learn under the guidance of our professional instructors, led by Marissa Kulig and Jon Wilson. Our Junior Coaching is a developmental program designed to teach children as young as 3 the game of golf. As your child’s skills improve, they will ascend to new ranks until they are ready to play at the collegiate or professional level. Our PGA Junior League is a way for kids to compete at the game of golf. Similar to Little League, your youngster’s team will compete against children from other area golf courses. In it’s first season last year, the Lyman Orchards’ All Star team won the Connecticut State Championship. One Destination… 3 Amazing Courses  With courses designed by legendary Hall of Fame architect Robert Trent Jones and Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player, Lyman Orchards’ championship golf courses are both ranked among the best in the Northeast. The Golf Center and Apple Nine course opened in 2012 and are already recognized among the country’s top facilities where you can learn or improve your game. Special Events  Lyman Orchard offers family fun throughout the year. Pick Your Own Sunflower Maze Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze Cooking Demos for Moms Brunch with Santa Gingerbread Workshop …and MORE!  

  • Party Talent

    Get ready for FUN!!!  Mr. Bungles is a funny, comic clown type character, without make up, with hundreds of references all over the internet and the highest five star rating on Gigmasters. His birthday show gets the children laughing! It is a high-energy, fast-paced magic comedy show with juggling, music, games, balloon sculptures and a huge indoor bubble hoop where the kids get inside a bubble. The performer works full time and does 300 birthdays and camp shows a year.  He keeps all the kids engaged, excited, laughing, involved and having fun. The kids will enjoy the crazy props, juggling, magic and silly guitar songs. They will be amazed at the balloon sculptures and twisting ability and will simply have a great time! In the warmer months, Mr Bungles has an incredible outdoor bubble option where the kids make HUGE bubbles bigger then themselves. Want to see cool bubbles in the winter? Imagine a wonderful indoor bubble hoop where several kids can get inside a bubble.  Grab your camera and take some shots of great smiles!   Choose from the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze packages to work with any budget.  Mr Bungles does parties for all ages and the humor is especially for ages 3-9.  Are you working with a theme?  If so, Mr Bungles can adjust his show to tailor it to your theme, change and become a costumed character and more. Mr. Bungles is simply the best investment you can make to make sure your party is a success.   Party Talent has a special North Pole connection and arranges amazing, wonderful, Santa visits in December. Santa has a genuine, professional approach, tells stories and creates a wonderful experience for the kids at every event. Most of Santa’s bookings are repeats that book months or years in advance so it is never too early to pick your date and to plan ahead. When you book Santa, through Party Talent, LLC you will meet the real deal and the kids will have a wonderful time!   Multiple performers for large events, costumed characters, face painters, walk around magicians and caricature artists are available.  Party Talent, LLC arranges performers for Birthday Parties, Parks and Recreation, Libraries, Company Events, Singing Telegrams, Gorilla Grams and any time you have kids that want to laugh  

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    Discovery Depot

    Discovery Depot is a unique indoor experience taking an archeological expedition to find adventures you can keep! Dig for crystals & minerals in The Jackpot Mine, identify them at our mineral information tables and take home all your treasures! Pan for “gold” at Thunder Creek and keep everything you find! Unearth dinosaur fossils in The Bone Zone and take home a kit of real fossils! Create a masterpiece at the Craft Center with Spin Art T-shirts, Sand Art & more! Be the first to see the breathtaking insides of a newly cut geode millions of years old! As a part of Nature’s Art Village, you can visit Discovery Depot and call it a day, or stay and explore the other options onsite, such as The Dinosaur Place, Copper Creek ,  The Gateway Museum, and The  Shops each offering something unique and interesting.

  • Sonnys Place

    Sonny’s Place is the perfect place for the whole family to visit, have fun and relax. We have a challenging 18 hole Miniature Golf course, Rock Climbing Wall, and Monkey Motion. We also feature state of the art Batting Cages with baseball and softball, and  our 2 person Soaring Eagle Zip Line! If you’ve got the need for speed, take a ride on our Go Karts!,  And of course our 7,000 sq ft arcade is open year round! All of our activities are lit for night play. LASER TAG BY LASERTRON The moment you step into this state of the art arena the adrenaline starts pumping! You’ll defend yourself and your team’s base against the opposing team, as you duck in and out of obstacles and hiding spots. Take aim and head up the ramps that lead you to the second level. MINIATURE GOLF A timeless favorite for folks of all ages We make having fun our business, so when we built our Miniature Golf course we didn’t go half-way with any of the features or obstacles. As you make your way through the 18-hole course that winds around fountains, ponds, a river — even a cascading waterfall! — you will find a fun new challenge at every hole. Plus with our outside lighting the course stays open late all through the summer. See if your game is up to par Sonny’s well designed, newly constructed course makes playing every hole a pleasure. Youngsters will enjoy the fun of all the tilts, ramps, and obstacles. Those who have swung a club a few times will take to the challenges of Sonny’s course as the perfect place for some friendly competition.   MINIATURE BOWLING Bowling the whole family can enjoy Sonny’s Rollerball Miniature Bowling simulates a real 4 lane bowling alley with a 10 pin setup. The small ball allows players of all ages to get in on the fun. Located in Sonny’s Game Room, Sonny’s Miniature Bowling is open year ’round. Play against your friends and set up your teams with several players. So sit back, relax with your friends and knock down some pins. BATTING CAGES Sonny’s turns practice swings into home runs of fun Whether you are a serious ballplayer or just want to take a few swings to see what you’ve got, Sonny’s Batting Cages are one of our most popular attractions. We have 5 Batting Cages, each equipped for softball and baseball to allow batters of all ages and skill levels to safely enjoy themselves — and maybe dream of being a Big Leaguer! BOUNCE HOUSES! Bounce to your heart’s content in our Bounce Houses! We have not just one, but TWO super fun inflatable Bounce Houses waiting for your energetic kids to throw themselves around in. Located near our new Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride, these bouncy fun houses are the perfect way to let your kids use up all their energy. GO KARTS Start your engines and get ready for thrills! The Go Karts at Sonny’s Place are Read more [...]

  • Old Sturbridge Village

    Plan Your Visit   Adventure Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is a “must-see” destination to experience early New England life from 1790-1840.  One of the country’s largest living history museums, Old Sturbridge Village features costumed interpreters, 40 historic buildings, three water-powered mills, working farms, demonstrations, gardens and antiques.  Visitors can watch the potter, tinsmith, cooper and blacksmith at work, see animals, and enjoy hands-on crafts.  OSV is open year-round and offers many seasonal events.  Lodging and dining are also available on-site. Special Events at Old Sturbridge Village   Antiques Old Sturbridge Village is a living, breathing, vibrant village depicting life in New England from 1790-1840. Visitors can meet historians in costume and tour 40 antique buildings, including a country store, school, and water-powered mills. Our collection of more than 50,000 artifacts made or used in early New England includes quilts, clocks, pottery, and fine furniture. Agriculture   Where does our food come from? At our Freeman Farm, visitors learn how important the harvest was to early New England farmers – and how much work was involved in preserving food to last through the winter.  Visitors can meet heritage breed cattle, oxen, sheep, chickens, and pigs, and see the seasonal rhythms of work on a 19th-century farm.  Meet the Animals   Discovery Adventures Program Several times a year, Old Sturbridge Village provides opportunities for kids to get a more in-depth Village experience with two-day, three-day, and five-day programs. These full-day programs are designed with seasonal and age-appropriate themes that highlight different aspects of life in 19th-century New England. Learn more about Discovery Adventures.   Historic and Family Friendly Lodging Located adjacent to the Museum, the Old Sturbridge℠ Inn and Reeder Family Lodges offer the historic ambiance of the 10-room Oliver Wight House, built in 1789 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the comfort of and convenience of 29 modern lodging units, each with a private entrance and curbside parking. Special family-friendly packages are available seasonally. Visit www.osv.org/inn for more information and to book a stay. Watch An OSV Video About The Pottery Shop

  • Imagine Nation A Museum Early Learning Center

    Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center has three levels of interactive museum studios design for children ages 2-8!   Imagine Nation Museum Early Learning Center is committed to the development of life-long learners.  Within an environment that inspires young children and families to imagine and investigate, our community supports the development of critical thinking, curiosity, creativity, confidence, and citizenship. Imagine Nation is home to a NAEYC accredited early learning school. We are a unique division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center.   Lunch and Ice Cream in the Soda Fountain Check out the Imagine Cafe for freshly made sandwiches, salads, and sweet treats like ice cream, milkshakes, and floats! Gift Shop  Visiting our gift shop does not require admission, and it’s a great place to shop for unique, educational toys and gifts! Imagine Nation Museum Members receive 10 % off their purchases every day! Birthday Parties Book your birthday party with us, we have packages available to make your party a special one! Party Time Slots (subject to availability): Saturdays: 11:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm, 3:00-4:00 pm Sundays (Jan-March): 11:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm, 3:00-4:00 pm Weekday times for parties may be coordinated with the Party Coordinator A $75 deposit is required at the time of your reservation & balance is due on the day of the party To check availability or to book your child’s birthday party, please contact Kim at (860) 540-3164 or by e-mail at birthdays@imaginemuseum.org  Please allow 24-48 hours for a return response. Also, please keep in mind that parties book quickly and reservations are accepted up to six months in advance!   Educational Field Trips  Self-Discovery Programs Enjoy a self-guided exploration of our 3 floors of over 20 interactive hands-on exhibits and activities. Admission for groups with 49 or fewer students is $9.50/student. Groups with 50 or more students discount admission is $9.00/student. We allow one free chaperone for every ten students. Additional adults are charged at the student rate. Scheduling Groups with 50 or less students can schedule visits on Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30-5:00. Groups with 50 or more students must be scheduled on Tuesdays 9:30-5:00. A deposit of $50.00 must be made prior to your visit in order to confirm your reservation. Final payment is expected at the time of your visit. A check payable to “Imagine Nation Museum” is preferred. Non-weather related cancellations must be made no later than 1 week prior to your trip. Contact Pamela Adams at 860.540.3165 for more information & to book a trip!   Hours Monday CLOSED  Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday 9:30am-5pm  Thursday 9:30am-5pm Friday 9:30am-5pm Saturday 9:30am-5pm  Sunday (Jan- March) 11am-5pm

  • Bruce Museum

    Explore Art and Science at the Bruce Museum Come to the Bruce and take part in our exciting new children and family programming! No advance registration is required and programs are free with Museum admission unless otherwise noted. Bruce Beginnings Tuesdays, 11:00 to 11:45 am and 1:00 to 1:45 pm Bruce Beginnings – Members Only Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:15 am Bruce Beginnings programs are designed for children ages 3 – 5 and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. Topics rotate between art and science. Bruce Beginnings, Jr. Second Thursdays of each month, 9:45-10:45 This hour long program provides a welcoming and engaging museum experience for toddlers, ages 10-24 months, and their caregivers through hands-on play and exploration. Sessions are inspired by the museum’s collections and exhibits. Family Gallery Tours Most Sundays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Designed especially for children ages 6 – 10 and their families, These tours provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Family Studio Workshops  One Sunday a month, 1:00 to 2:30 pm A 1 1/2-hour program for children age 4 and up with their families. Participants will create a work of art inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions! This program is $7 per person for members and $15. for non-members, plus the cost of Museum admission. Registration required. Afternoons at the Bruce 1:00-3:00 pm Spend the afternoon off from school discovering, learning and creating! Workshops are designed for grades K-5 and explore the museum’s collections and exhibitions. Members $15, $25 for non-members. Advanced registration required. Family Days Select Sundays 1:00 – 4:00 pm Check the calendar for family-oriented afternoons featuring activities, entertainment and fun learning for all ages. Themes vary. Science Sunday or Art Adventure Select Sundays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Drop-in monthly programs designed for children 4 and up and their families to explore simple science and art concepts while partaking in kid-friendly experiments, projects, or crafts inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. Free with admission. Check the calendar for dates. Our museum-based programs in art and science – which promote critical thinking, visual literacy and oral express and are offered to children from pre-school to high school – feature inquiry-based learning and hands-on activities with museum objects, with attention paid to varied learning styles. With the Brucemobile we offer an educational outreach program that takes the museum directly to students, giving them the chance to experience and explore right in their classrooms. Programs include Animal Adaptations, Butterflies, Desert Ecology, Dinosaurs, Geology, Marine Ecology, Native Americans and Woodland Indians, Prehistoric Peoples, Printmaking, Shapes and Patterns, and Skeletons. The Neighborhood Collaborative, in its 17th year, offers free bus transportation and educational programs at the Bruce Museum for at-risk children in community centers, after-school programs and Head Start programs and now reaches over 700 children annually. As a part of the Neighborhood Collaborative, the Bruce Museum offers an after-school program for middle-schoolers in Greenwich and surrounding communities. And our educational programming doesn’t stop at Read more [...]

  • Warner Theatre

    The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education’s highly acclaimed Young Actors Series gives students of the WTCAE the unique opportunity to showcase the skills they’ve learned in their performing arts classes at the Center through high-caliber, full-scale theatrical productions on the Warner’s magnificent Main Stage and Nancy Marine Studio Theatre stage. This season Presenting: DISNEY’S THE LION KING, JR. February 23 & 24, 2019 Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical in your your school. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Daytime Performances with Study Guides Monday, February 25, 2019 Ages: Grades K through 5 Curriculum Connections: Music, Nature and Wildlife, Relationships and Family, Perseverance, Dreaming Big, Growing Up   Daytime Performance Study Guides AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Presented by ArtsPower Ages: Grades 1 through 5 Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature Based, Music, Personal Values, Relationships and Family, Perseverance – Amber Brown is having what may be the worst year of her life. She and Justin Daniels were the perfect team: they laughed at each other’s jokes, sat next to each other in class, and stayed best friends when Justin’s dad had to move away. But now things are different. Now, Justin’s house has been sold and he is going to Alabama; that’s too far from New Jersey to think about. ArtsPower’s uniquely funny and forthright musical portrays a feisty young girl who refuses to let her problems get the better of her. You’ll laugh and cry with Amber as she learns some valuable lessons about the virtues of patience and the meaning of forgiveness. THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: LOST IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Presented by Theaterworks USA Ages: Grades K through 5 Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature Based, Music, Science, Social Studies, Teamwork – When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.THE ADDAMS FAMILY young@part edition Get in on the fun! For SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM 2019 JOIN US FOR OUR 26TH SUMMER! Established in 1993, the Warner Theatre Summer Arts Program is a summer day camp licensed by the State of CT Dept of Public Health where students ages 5 – 16 can explore and develop their artistic talents in an atmosphere of encouragement, enrichment, and enlightenment. Our faculty members cite regional, national, Read more [...]

  • Spare Time Bristol

    BOWLING Find yourself with some spare time? Then it’s time to step out on the town and go bowling. We are the only place around that you can party and hear a pin drop! Check out our current open play specials. PRICING OPEN BOWLING: $5.00 per game/per person SHOE RENTAL: $4.00 GAME ZONE We’re a lot more than just a bowling center here at Spare Time!  We have an arcade and video games galore!  Win points in the arcade and redeem them for amazing prizes!  With our out of this world game zone, everyone goes home a winner! Let your fun side loose on Tuesdays from 3pm-close for 50% off! LASER TAG Laser Tag is a unique competitive activity for all ages so come battle it out in our multi-level arena and have a blast! We’ve got a high tech arena that’s sure to get your heart pounding with the music, fog, LED lighting with special effects and laser guns! It’s an experience out of this world! Totally cool and totally fun! KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES We make coming up with fun ideas for kids birthday parties easy! At Spare Time Bristol, whether you are planning a girl’s birthday or a boy’s birthday… we have parties for kids that can include everything from bowling, to arcade games, to laser tag… creating a birthday package that your child will love and you will enjoy is easy to do. And our birthday party planner is here to assist you! Choose from one of the following Birthday Packages, or create your own! BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE Your two-hour party includes: Bowling and Shoe Rental Music and Light Show Birthday Party Host Pizza and Soda Place Settings and Balloons BIRTHDAY BOWLING BASH INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM THE PARTY PACKAGE: Bowling and Shoe Rental Music and Light Show Birthday Party Host Pizza and Soda Place Settings and Balloons ALL OF OUR BIRTHDAY PARTIES INCLUDE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CHILD BONUS! Birthday Goodie Bag Flashing Birthday Bowling Pin $5 Game Zone Card FREE GAME of Bowling Coupon Souvenir birthday bowling pin for the guests to sign!

  • The Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center

    The Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center preserves and educates through discovery and creativity the diverse traditions, vitality and knowledge of Native American cultures.   In addition to special events and workshops, IAIS also houses a knowledgeable Education Department, dedicated to developing and providing in-depth and exciting programs for students of all ages. Schools from throughout the region take advantage of the Institute’s on-site facilities, while schools from across the country contact IAIS looking for reliable and accurate information. Each year, more than 10,000 people visit us and another 15,000 students participate in our education programs. Nature Trails IAIS has several leisurely nature trails winding through our 15 acre property, all leading to the replicated Algonkian village. Each trail features plant and tree identification signs, revealing traditional Native American uses for their natural world. School Programs Our interdisciplinary school programs are designed with the CT State Standards in mind to encourage discussions and provide interactive learning through hands-on activities either at our facility or yours. With a variety of age appropriate exploration exercises, your students will learn while having fun!  A number of additions can be made to the core program, including Native American games, stories and crafts. Scouting Programs The Institute for American Indian Studies offers a variety of interactive programs for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of all ages. Whether working towards a Merit Badge, Adventure or Journey, desiring to practice useful Scouting skills, or just looking to have an engaging learning experience, IAIS has a program for your Scouts. Sign up your patrol or den, or bring the entire Troop or Pack. An IAIS Scouting program will be an experience to remember! Summer Group Offerings The perfect programs for groups looking for a field trip or to plan a fun and informative day. If your facility needs an enjoyable and interactive program for campers this summer, IAIS has it. For over 40 years the Institute for American Indian Studies has offered engaging and exciting programming for groups of all ages. This summer, offer your campers an opportunity to have fun while learning about Native American Cultures. Adaptable to groups of any age or size, IAIS offers programming at the museum or can bring the fun to your facility.   The IAIS’ Museum’s Regular Hours are: Monday – Tuesday Closed* Wednesday – 10am – 5pm Thursday – 10am – 5pm Friday – 10am – 5pm Saturday – 10am – 5pm Sunday – 12pm to 5pm (last admission at 4:30) *Closed to the general public. IAIS will make appointments and book education programs on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Connecticut Science Center

    Appropriate for all ages and conveniently located in downtown Hartford, it’s a day trip the whole family will rave about. Visitors can explore more than 165 hands-on, minds-on activities and exhibits in 10 galleries, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events. The Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. Get immersed in new experiences using the hottest high tech tools, see breathtaking views of the solar system, meet real scientists, experience LIVE science and so much more. With live programming and traveling exhibits, there’s something new to experience every time you visit. The biggest challenge is where to begin the adventure. Other amenities include a gift store, Subway, FroYo World. The Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun, quality family experiences and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and enhancing science education throughout the state of Connecticut and beyond.

  • Kickback N’ Bowl

    Come in and enjoy our family friendly newly renovated lanes! We have youth leagues and options for birthday parties that everyone is sure to enjoy! Birthday Party info. Ranging from $16 to $20 per bowler. Minimum 8 bowlers. Includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, pizza, one beverage juice or soda per bowler. Gold pin for the birthday person. Youth leagues are available:   Call  860-267-4800 for more information and availability!   Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Open 4:00pm – 10:00pm. (leagues 6pm-9:30pm) Friday 4:00pm until 11:00pm. Bowl after the leagues until 11:00pm (leagues 6pm-9:30pm) Saturday 11:00am until 11:00pm. Sunday noon till 5:00pm. Bowling costs: $4 per game and $3 for shoe rental.

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    Curious Creatures

    Our staff of professional exhibitors teach respect and appreciation for exotic and unusual animals. Our presentation is hands-on, interactive and can be tailored to meet your individual needs. We include interesting facts and stories about our creatures in an educational and entertaining environment. And, the birthday child also receives a Curious Creatures t-shirt that he or she will wear with pride and enjoyment it will bring back the memories of a party of a lifetime! We gladly take any special requests for a particular type of animal and we can help you enhance the theme of your child’s special day!Some of the animals you will see at a Curious Creatures event will include but not limited to the following: Alligators, frogs, lizards, arachnids, turtles or tortoises, rabbits, snakes, chinchillas, flying squirrels, ferrets, geckos, bearded dragons and many more!  Our Parties are Legendary! From Cute to Creepy We bring them All and the kids will talk about it for years to come! Our professional staff will bring a first-rate, hands-on entertaining, and educational live animal show. We are patient and sure to help you get those perfect photos to treasure and remind your family of a wonderful animal encounter. Our educational programs are designed to be fun and interesting with an emphasis on teaching respect and appreciation for all animals. From Daycares to colleges our talks and demonstrations are tailored to give an appropriate and unforgettable experience. During our presentation, the students learn about the animals and, if appropriate, they get to touch and hold them. Our programs can be customized to specific subjects, such as Rainforest Animals, Desert Animals, Biodiversity and Conservation. Our animal encounter has been famous since 1987. We provide first rate exotic animal shows for nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and special needs groups, all of which have become another of our specialties. We are hired for many corporate events and parties such as, Take Your Child to Work Day, Christmas and Holiday parties, picnics, Luaus, New Years Eve celebrations and Halloween events. You can see us at a number of town festivals and fairs, city celebrations, promotional events, fundraisers, school field days and summer camps. We have and continue to provide animal wrangling for major motion pictures, television commercials and print advertisement. We offer consulting for animal habitat set-ups as well as capture, rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of many exotic animals. We have worked extensively with kids of all abilities, please let us know of any special considerations and we can make sure your party is a huge success for everyone!

  • Newington Ice Arena

    What’s better than a birthday party with all the fun and no clean up!  We will help you create an amazing birthday party or event with your choice of decorations, video screens, catering, skating, music and MORE!   If you’re looking for a great camp for the kids, look no further!  We are holding our 10th Annual Pete Asadourian Pro Hockey Camp! Check out the website for scheduling.   Ice skating lessons are taught by Jennifer Wester, whose  highest international ranking was a 4th place at her first Major ISU Championship, the 2008 Four Continents Championship. In that same year, she and her partner, placed 13th on world ranking charts, behind 3 other U.S. couples.   We are the ONLY walk-in friendly skating school in Connecticut!

  • Arts in CT

    Summer Camp 2018 New Haven-Milford Locations  Create Your Own Experience Class options: 9am-12pm, 12PM-3PM, Full Day-9am-3pm Summer Theater  We have three streams of summer camps: Weekly Arts Camps, Musical Theater Camp and Dance Camp It includes four classes (music, theater, art, dance (jazz, tap and ballet) for the campers- both indoor and outdoor and varies in level and age group.  Sign up now because space is limited, so be sure to reserve yours today! Registration: Now    Art Classes Edible Art Is one of our newest and hottest classes! Professional bakers and chefs throughout the state will be teaching classes in several different venues. Giving the basic tips and creative designs for your tables for the holidays and more!   Painting Class K Bright-Painting/Drawing-Wed@4pm-5pm (kids) K Bright-Teens-5pm-6pm K Bright-Adults-6pm-7pm Come and learn how to create your favorite master pieces using your own design inspired by an object or person or join us for a 2 hr guided paint night. A professional artist will guide the class in a two hour fun filled class. Book a Paint Party! We have painting classes for all ages.     Cartoon Art Class K Bright-Wed @4pm-5pm (kids) Teach students how draw and use certain images, to create a specific feeling within a cartoon. Students learn techniques for using simple pictures accompanied by well-chosen words to create meaning for the reader. They study comic books, comic strips and graphic novels to determine how cartoon communication works.     Mommy, Daddy and Me Come join us as we bond together to create a world of color, creativity, and expression. In this class,  the child will have the freedom to express their individuality.   Dance   We offer dance classes from toddlers to teens in a variety of formats including : Ballet, Creative Dance, Contemporary/Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Praise Dance, Music Theater Dance, Tap, and Lyrical Dance! Contact us or check our website for class schedules and availability.    Music Lesson   We offer Private Instruction for Piano, Guitar, Voice , Percussion, Woodwinds, Violin(Strings), recorders and Brass. We also Offer Choir options for kids of all ages Choir (Tiny Tots/Big Kids/A Capella/Show Choir)   Theater Tiny Tot Theater Ages 2-5 Join us as we explore a musical and theatrical world. Your child will act, sing, dance and work with other students in the class to recreate a frosty paradise! Workshop classes meet at the Arts in CT. Sign up is open now and space is limited, so be sure to reserve yours today! Teen Theater Ages 12-18 Teen Theater focus on the issues that teens face today and they enact plays that will help heal and transform lives of teens. Join us for a trail of emotions from our explosive team of professionals artists as they work with teen theater. Children’s Theater Ages 5-12 We will teach you from soup to nuts! Teaching children the proper stage, vocal, and dance techniques of what it takes to be a star! All newbies and Broadway Bound stars are welcome. The ABC 101 Class Read more [...]

  • Nomads Outdoor Adventure

    Explore Nomads Outdoor Adventure – The newest and most exciting ‘aerial adventure park’ in Connecticut. Traverse six adventure trails crafted through nine acres of beautiful woodland. Our trails start on one centrally located platform where you can choose a path suited for your skill level. The challenge levels are (2 yellow, 2 green, 1 blue, 1 black).  Long zip lines will bring you to ground level at the end of trails and will also zigzag across the pond. All obstacles are self-guided experiences. Our passive gravity braking system eliminates the need for “hand-braking” or “catchers” at each platform. No need to wait for staff, you are free to enjoy your adventure at your own pace. The Courses Are Built Entirely In The Trees – And consist of 13 platforms connected by an average of 14 transitions at varying heights. The paths range from about 12ʻ high all the way to 60’ and will have 84 different elements. The typical platform size is between 5ʼ and 6ʻ wide. The construction of these trails is a combination of galvanized aircraft cable, cedar wood, high tech rope and custom metal hardware. Requirements – All participants at Nomads Outdoor Adventure must be at least 7 years of age & weight at least 50 lbs and no more than 275 lbs. Hair must be secured so it cannot come in contact with equipment or impair vision. Appropriate footwear is required, shoes must be secure and closed toe. These requirements are to ensure your safety on the course.   Night Climb/ Twilight Special Enjoy a discounted adventure during the last 2 hours; available every night. Sunday through Thursday we close at 8pm/ Friday and Saturday we close at 10pm. For night climbing we require you to bring a headlamp or to rent one for $5.     Birthday Parties Host your next Birthday Party at Nomads Outdoor Adventure!   Printable Invitations  2 hours of climbing per person Minimum of 10 people

  • Nomads Adventurequest

    NOMADS IS NEW ENGLAND’S LARGEST INDOOR FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY!   A Fun Indoor Family Entertainment Center that anyone can enjoy! Don’t just have a party, live an Adventure! Back dropped in the mythical lost civilization of ancient Mayan Ruins, our 65,000 sq ft family fun and entertainment center will leave you breathless after you experience one of our many action packed adventures! There is no admission price to enter, pay for what you play, so come down and check it out! We offer so many activities you can spend an hour or a day!  The Arcade – Black Light Mini Golf – Laser Tag – Bumper Cars – Rock Climbing – Bounce House – Whirling Dervish – Mini Bowling  – Basketball Courts – Billiards –! Book your Birthday Party with us! Build your own special day by selecting the activities that your guests will enjoy , pick your date choose your adventures and let the fun begin!  All parties are assigned a host to  make sure you can enjoy the day too!   All Parties Include 2 Slices of Pizza & Beverage 60 Minutes in Private Party Room (Bounce Package Receives 90 Minutes) 20 Arcade Points per Guest (Points Only Package Includes 50) Party Host for Duration of Room Time to Serve, Clean and Plan Adventure Schedule Paper Products Free Gifts from Nomads Birthday Child Receives a Souvenir Cup and 100 Tickets to use at Redemption Counter All Guests Receive 1x Voucher for a FREE GAME OF LASER TAG (To be used on a future visit) Party Packages: Wild Weekday Package: Unlimited Adventures for 3 Hours Available Monday – Friday OR Single Adventure Package: Choose 1 Adventure (Except Laser Tag) Available Saturday & Sunday OR Points Only Package: This package does not include an adventure – Includes 50 points Available Saturday & Sunday $17.95 per child Laser Tag Adventure Package: 1 PUBLIC game of Laser Tag Available Saturday & Sunday $19.95 per child Double Adventure Package: Choose 2 Adventures (except for Laser Tag) Available Saturday & Sunday $22.95 per child Bounce Adventure Package: Private use of 2 inflatables in room for all paid party children Available Everyday $305.00 for 15 kids / $17.95 for each additional kid Adventure Choices: 3 Bounce Houses (20 minutes, for ages 12 and under, must have socks) Rock Climbing – 3 Walls (must be at least 50 lbs) Black Light Mini Golf Black Light Route 66 Bowling

  • Talcott Mountain Science Center

    The Talcott Mountain Science Center inspires a love of learning through the wonders of science and technology. We give children in grades K-8 the opportunity to explore the interconnected nature of science, technology and our ever-changing world. Explore astronomy, biology, 3-D printing, coding, geology and more! Children learn by doing, and all of TMSC’s programs focus on hands-on, experiential activities that engage students and make learning fun! TMSC offers summer, vacation and Saturday programs for students in grades K-8. TMSC is also home to Talcott Mountain Academy, Connecticut’s premier independent school for gifted students in grades K-8. Summer Programs (K-8) TMSC’s Summer of Science Adventures gives students in grades K-8 the chance to explore some (very) cool science, nature and technology — all on a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus! General science courses include “Fledglings” for K-3 and “Explorers” for Gr. 4-8, plus there are single-topic courses for K-3 and 4-8! (Grade level is the grade they will be entering in the fall.)Contests happen weekly, (chess, structures, paper airplanes, self-propelled vehicles & more!) as well as planetarium and magic shows and special presentations! Scholarships – A limited number of scholarships are available for Hartford and East Hartford. Students must be residents of Hartford or East Hartford, and must quailify for assistance programs including free/reduced school meals, SNAP, HUSKY, etc. Scholarships are for one week per summer per student.   Tours of Talcott:  Want to visit before your child attends? We have a tour every Thursday at 4 PM starting April 6. Please call (860) 677-8571 to sign up.   Schedule – Courses meet Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 4 PM, with included bus transportation from Hartford Public Library Downtown (Arch St Entrance), Bishop’s Corner Library West Hartford and Sperry Park in Avon.  Students bring a lunch and snack, and dress for the weather!  The day looks like this: 9 AM – Arrival, morning announcements 9:15 – 10:30 – Coursework 10:30 – 10:45 – Snack Break 10:45 – 12:00 – Coursework 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch & Recess (indoor activities in bad weather) 1:00 – 2:00 – Coursework 2:00 – 3:00 – Coursework 3:00 – 3:45 – Specials including Contest Fridays, Planetarium Show, Science Demos, Outdoor Activities and one “work-though” day. 3:45 – 4:00 – Dismissal & depart for PM bus stops. Spectacular Saturdays (K-12) Make the most of your weekends with our three-week (K-3) or six-week (4-8) Saturday programs, which provide hands-on discovery, exploration and research with guidance and skill building from Talcott scientists. Outreach & School Programs Need a planetarium in your cafeteria? We’ve got one!  How about a pond in Grade Three? Tornadoes in Room 216? We’re on it! We can bring these and much more to your school, and/or we can host your class at our one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus. Vacation Programs (K-8) Vacations should be fun, and so should learning. That’s why students love spending some of their vacation week with us! Two- or three-day programs for grades K-3 and 4-8 keep your child’s sense of discovery and accomplishment going strong! Read more [...]

  • USA Ninja Challenge

    The USA Ninja Challenge The program is designed to meet the requirements of a full physical fitness program for today’s youth. We incorporate standard gymnastics apparatus including rings, bars, balance beams, and tumbling surfaces. Other specialized ninja training equipment is also used, such as cargo nets, traverse walls, slack lines, ropes, and ladders. Each portion of every obstacle course also includes corresponding conditioning and flexibility stations. The desired result of this program is to improve children’s strength, flexibility and all-around athleticism. Classes: Junior Ninja Ages 4-5 Tues 4:45 PM Ages 6 to 8 Monday 4:45PM & 6PM, Wednesday 4:45PM & 6PM , Thursday 6PM Ages 9 to 11 Monday 7:15 PM,Tues 6 PM, Wed 7:15 PM, Thurs 4:45 PM, Sat 10:15 AM 12 to 15 Year Olds Monday 7:15 PM, Tuesday 7:15 PM, Thurs 4:45 PM, Sat 10:15 AM  Class times subject to change. Please call for availability. __________________________________________________________ Parties Have a birthday coming up? Our parties are action packed, fun filled events! Since we hold one party at a time, you’ll NEVER share the space with another group. Ninja parties are 1 ½ hours long. The first hour of the party is spent in the gym with coaches who will organize obstacle courses, team challenges and some free play time. The last half hour is spent in our spacious party room which doubles as a parent viewing room. A refrigerator/freezer is available for your use. Call for availability. ___________________________________________________________ All participants of classes, parties and any other function at our USA Ninja Challenge facility must complete a registration form and have a signed Waiver of Liability form on file at the facility.  Forms must be completed by each child’s parent or legal guardian. Online Waiver Ninja Winter Camp Schedule    

  • New Pond Farm

    For over 30 years our year-round environmental education center with a small working farm has been dedicated to connecting people with the land that enriches and sustains us all, and we do this through our school field trips, adult lectures, family programs, children’s classes, and our summer camp.   Summer Camp During five action-packed days children (ages 8-12) may become a beekeeper, a farmer, a naturalist, a vegetable gardener, a chef, an artist, a treasure hunter, or a scientist!Form friendships with our residential campers from Norwalk, Bridgeport, & Danbury, while eating delicious foods from the garden and dairy, swimming in our crystal clear pool, going on a campout, and enjoying loads of fun games and activities! We look forward to seeing you! A week of camp runs 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and costs $550 for New Pond Farm Family Members and $625 for non-members (includes daily lunch & snacks, a camp-out, craft materials, and a t-shirt) Summer 2018 Session 1: July 2 – 6 Session 2: July 16 – 20 Session 3: July 30 – August 3   Register here for our Spring programs. Choose from: Special, Adult, Family, and Children’s programs! School Programs – Field Trips New Pond Farm has been operating for more than thirty years and our programs are thriving. We have the joy of working with more than 5,000 children (ages 4 and up) each year from CT and NY. All of our programs are hands-on and active, keeping students involved from the beginning to the end.Our Center is located on 102-acres complete with gently rolling pastures, coniferous and deciduous woodlands, a marsh, a pond, and streams. We have such diverse resources as 19th century barns, a maple syruping shed, several telescopes, an astronomy classroom, and an authentically recreated encampment with a barked wigwam and a thatched longhouse. Our pastures and barns are home for a very engaging bevy of beasts- cows, sheep, a flock of chickens and very proud roosters, and two pigs in the warmer months of summer. Our best resource, however, is our enthusiastic and experienced staff, they pay special attention to details that make our programs unique and very keyed-into children’s learning abilities.   Birthday Parties New Pond Farm is proud to offer educational birthday parties. The programs topics offered vary by season. All of our programs are hands-on and active, keeping your child and his or her guests involved throughout the program. Parties are available for children turning 4 and up and the program will be adapted to suit the age group of your guests.Birthday parties are offered after-school during the week, and on weekends, September through June. Parties are not available in July and August due to our residential summer camp. All programs are 60 minutes in length, followed by 30 minutes for your party. Parties are available to Family Members of the farm and the cost is $125 for up to eight children (including the birthday child) and $12 for each additional child, with a 20 child maximum unless otherwise noted. Some programs will have additional material or staffing fees. Read more [...]

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    Harris in Wonderland

    Bring your next Birthday Party to life! A unique live animal demonstration travels to you for an event to remember. Experienced herpetologist Adam Harris will bring 15 to 20 reptiles and amphibians to your party for an hour-long presentation. The program is a safe and educational experience that is fun for all ages! A variety of reptiles and amphibians from around the world are represented, including kingsnakes and milksnakes from the USA, boas, pythons, turtles, and tortoises from far away deserts and tropical rainforests, leopard geckos, crested geckos, monitor lizards, dart frogs, horned frogs and much more!   Reptiles and Amphibians Program Harris in Wonderland offers a unique experience that is both exciting and educational for all ages. Reptiles and Amphibians from around the world come to you for an up close and personal encounter. A wide variety of creatures from the dense, lush rainforests to the harsh, arid deserts will be on display while a knowledgeable staff member is on hand to tell you about the unique features of each animal that make it perfectly adapted to survival in it’s environment. Ask questions, feel the hard shell of a large land tortoise and learn what it is made out of, touch the scaly skin of a giant snake and learn how it grows, look into the eyes of a red-eyed tree frog and discover why they are red. Several versions of the program exist and are adaptable to suit your needs. The original formal programs are available for school and library settings to maximize your educational value and experiential learning potential, while a loose format highlights just the right amount of education and fun required for a quality birthday party to remember. Formal presentations typically last for 1 hour and approximately 20 animals will be on display, each one highlighted individually. Time is usually allotted near the end of the program for question and answer sessions, an opportunity to see the animals close up, touching options of select animals (optional, of course), and even a feeding demo for those that request it. Please call for availability!   Please contact Adam for details on the programs and how you can bring a reptile and amphibian experience to life at your library, school, or party! BUGS! Alive Program Get ready to meet some truly unique creatures from the animal world. So many insects are hard at work everyday dutifully performing every job imaginable. It’s about time we recognize their efforts and meet some of these interesting spiders, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, cockroaches, giant stick insects, and other bugs face to face to find out exactly what it is that they are doing out there!     Book your party today!! Call for details and further information or see our website: http://www.harrisinwonderland.com. Call for pricing and availability.

  • SuperCharged Indoor Karting and Trampoline

    ARRIVE AND DRIVE Our all-electric, zero emission karts will get your adrenaline pumping as you speed around Connecticut’s fastest indoor multi-level karting track. The 110,000 square foot facility houses two very diverse multi-level tracks offering challenges for all ages both the beginner and experienced drivers. Special racing days will include the SuperCharged SUPERTRACK featuring ½ mile of racing exhilaration where race laps approach two minutes; yes that’s four times more than the average track! Bring your family, friends, colleagues, or opponents for the ultimate racing experience. DRIVE IN AND JUMP! HOME TO CT’S BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY JUMP EXPERIENCE. We feature a beautiful 8,000 square foot Trampoline Park. Fly to new heights in our sprawling, multi-angled jump facility – fun for all ages, shapes and sizes. Dodgeball, large airbag and basketball net – our trampoline park has it all. 5 helpful hints for first time guests 1 – Reservations are not required, but if you would like to hold your place on the schedule click HERE to book your Racing Heat online now. Reservations are not available for Jumpers or Semi-Pro Drivers. Simply arrive and schedule in the next availability for walk-in only. 2 – Membership is required along with a personal waiver. Click HERE to submit your registration waiver. 3 – Our single seater karts offer two speeds PRO & SEMI PRO. Click HERE to learn more 4 – All racers must be 58 inches or taller to participate. There is no minimum age requirement. 5 – For Trampoline Jumpers they must be able to jump on their own without assistance and follow instructions. There is no minimum height or age requirement. BIRTHDAY PARTIES BOOK YOUR BIRTHDAY BASH AT SUPERCHARGED Every birthday party includes: Your own private party host, paper party products, party space (with 45 minutes of use after activities), and a SuperCharged birthday gift for the Guest of Honor! Three Options to choose from with additional customization options! JUMP! Have your child JUMP for joy! We feature a beautiful 8,000 square foot Trampoline Park. The high flying JUMP party features: • 1 hour of thrilling JUMP time • Personal pair of Trampoline friction socks for each guest • Annual membership DRIVE! Let your little speedster’s dreams come true as they DRIVE on the world’s largest indoor multilevel race track with all their friends. DRIVE parties include: • 2 Racing heats • Time lapse print out • Annual membership • Personal head sock for each guest JUMP & DRIVE! Set the pace for an extreme amount of fun by booking your child our JUMP&DRIVE party. Their ultimate party experience features: • 1 Racing heat • ½ hour of JUMP time • Annual membership • Personal head sock / pair of Trampoline friction socks for each guest  

  • Audubon Greenwich

    Our center is located at our 285-acre Main Sanctuary and features the Kimberlin Nature Education Center—our main building that is the hub for our nature programs, educational exhibits, staff offices, and The Nature Store & Gift Shop. The facility is also available for rental for special occasions. The surrounding landscape serves as an outdoor classroom with 7 miles of hiking trails, hardwood forests, lake, vernal pool, and more. Come learn and explore with us. Summer Nature Day Camp Our weekly-themed camp programs provide a unique place for your child to explore the outdoors during their summer break. Campers build a deeper connection to the natural world through fun, experiential activities while exploring our 285-acre Main Sanctuary, which includes a beautiful teaching pond, the Byram River, Mead Lake, forests, and meadows. Grades 6 – 9 Audubon Ecology Adventures: This exciting Audubon camp for teens combines exploration of the great outdoors with learning about the amazing biodiversity that is found in our local natural areas. Daily field trips to forests, rivers, and coastal areas will be led by experienced naturalists and will give campers an opportunity to learn about ecology and conservation while exploring and having fun. New Specialty Camps for Grades 6-11: Our Specialty Camps offer exciting opportunities for middle and high schoolers to engage with the natural world through mediums they identify with such as art, photography, digital animation, and real-world, hands-on learning. These new offerings challenge campers to create and craft using tools and skills ranging from cutting-edge digital to wilderness survival. 2018 Summer Nature Day Camp Dates: JUNE 25 – AUGUST 17 Camp Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (except Twilight Investigations, Session 8: August 13-17 which will run from 3:30 – 9:30 p.m.) Extended Care: Late Pick-up Available from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ($50 per week)   Early Childhood Programs Nature Sprouts Audubon Greenwich welcomes little ones and their grown-ups to discover, explore, and investigate nature. Our Nature Sprouts program features a different theme each week. Activities include animal experiences, dramatic play, stories, and more! Following each session, adults gather for an Audubon Naturalist-led discussion of conservation actions they can take as a family. Little Saplings: Learning Together Come along and explore side by side as we use nature to learn through play. Ages 3.5 to 5 years. Wednesdays from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch available 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.   School & Youth Group Programs Guided school and youth group field trips at Audubon Greenwich emphasize student participation, first-hand experiences in the field, and inquiry-based learning methods. School group programs are coordinated with local curriculum objectives and the National Science Education Standards. We offer short programs and extended day programs, which can include an after-lunch workshop. School and youth group programs are offered throughout the year and are a great way to for students of all ages to explore and learn naturally through hands-on activities and the exploration of the plants and animals of the pond, forest, and field habitats along our outdoor trails. Scout Programs Audubon Greenwich offers a wide variety programs for Daisy Scouts, Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts, Read more [...]

  • Bounce Town USA

    Bounce Town USA is home to the the Largest inflatable adventure zone plus arcade in Connecticut. With some of the nation’s largest inflatables available Bounce Town USA is the best destination for parties!!.  In addition to the inflatables Bounce Town USA also has one of a kind UFO inflatable bumper cars, CT highest bungee trampoline, and inflatable rock climb!! Any day spent at here is sure to be a truly incredible adventure for kids of all ages whether it’s a fun something to do kinda day or a special occasion like a birthday party! We offer year round fun with our awesome inflatables, super cool themed party rooms, and an incredible arcade with really fun toys and prizes! Our inflatables include obstacle courses, wall climbs, slides, 20ft high cliff jump!,UFO spaceship…yes that’s right a spaceship!, and much much more!! We encourage 60 mins of play a day!! We also have a fun and safe toddler section which is a specifically designed for the little ones 3 and under and includes a special Mickey Mouse learning center along with other inflatables and games just for them to enjoy! Our Birthday parties allow you to pick a theme and sit back and enjoy the event! Each party Includes the following! 1 hour and 30 minutes in your own private room or area Admission for all kids into BTU Dedicated host to help set up/clean up Tablecloth, napkins, plates, and plastic ware for all Special gift for the guest of Honor Bring your own candles, cake knife, and lighter Outside food/drinks are permitted when you book party!! *Guest are welcomed to bring in their own themed party ware if they choose. More party info and everything’s that included is available on our website bouncetownusa.com We offer: Walk in play, no reservations required A safe play area for toddlers Largest inflatables on the planet!! UFO Bumper Cars! Challenging 30 ft Rocky Mountain deluxe Climb Bungee Trampoline Arcade Games Unique Themed Party Rooms Toys and Prizes Private Events and Parties We also offer rental services if you would like us to bring the fun to your event or location! Find us on Facebook for our latest updates and offers! “

  • Quassy Amusement Park

    Quassy, founded as an amusement park in 1908, sits on the south shore of Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, Connecticut. On its 20 plus acres, it boasts of rides including the award  winning “Wooden Warrior” roller coaster, which  is rated among the top 50 coasters in the world. Also featuring  “Crazy Cups”, “Yo-Yo” Super Swing, “The Big Flush Water Coaster,” a four-abreast “Grand Carousel,” and  a variety of thrill rides as well as attractions for the very young.  UP, UP & AWAY is a new children’s ride being added at the lakefront for 2017. Adults may ride with their children. The Quassy Quest Laser Maze is one of the newest attractions in Quassy Amusement & Waterpark’s huge arcade building. Guests must beat the clock in this exciting and fun pay-as-you-go attraction. A new Beam Buster program is being added to the attraction for the 2017 season. Visit “Splash Away Bay” the  interactive water play area – home of the gigantic “Tunnel Twister”, “Fish Pond” and water-slides, including “Slide City” a 5 slide complex for our youngest visitors! Cool off in Lake Quassapaug at Quassy Beach and cap off the day with a frozen treat from Quassy’s Ice Cream Parlor or a sweet treat from the brand new Bella & Bessie’s Sweet Shoppe & Pizzeria, with fresh made taffy, and also favorites such as cotton candy, popcorn in a variety of flavors, candy apples, chocolate and hard candy. In addition, the shop will offer nachos and giant pretzels.  Beverages will include soda, fresh-squeezed lemonade, slush and other bottled soft drinks.The north end of the structure will be home to the pizzeria, where homemade pizza with a variety of toppings will be offered by the slice or whole pie. Beer and wine will be sold on the pizzeria side of the building as well. Quassy has a picnic grove where you can cook your own food, an exciting large electronic redemption arcade, food stands and restaurant. Quassy also has two catering pavilions where we can host company outings and family reunions of 100 to 2,000 people, plus patio parties and birthday parties of 10 to 100 people. Quassy offers the entire family safe, affordable fun. Obviously, Quassy is the place for you. FIREWORKS – Quassy Amusement & Waterpark will host a special “3-D” fireworks display on July 4 to benefit Healthy Eyes Alliance. Special viewing glasses are sold at the Middlebury, Conn., park to view the fireworks display over Lake Quassapaug.

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    Games 2U

    Single party packages: Great for any event! Ultimate video game theater event: Climb inside and find a custom interior with seating for 12 participants. Look outside and you will find two TV screens built into the side of the theater accommodating 8 more players! Our video game theater can accommodate 20 players at once for the ultimate gaming party. Offering Xbox One ,Xbox 360, Wii/Wii -U and a huge library of games for each system. Giant human hamster balls: Find out what its like to be a giant human hamster! Each hamster ball is 8.5 ft tall and allows for one participant inside at a time. Race against your friends, bump into one another or simply roll around for a unique experience. These will be the life of the party! Hamster balls work great with festivals and school events! We offer five hamster balls in total. Inflatables  must be used on a flat clean surface either grass or a wooden floor. Concert or asphalt  will cause damage. Outdoor laser tag:Blast away and become the laser tag champion! Traditional laser tag is held indoors with bulky blasters and heavy vests, which can hinder on the playing experience. Our laser tag guns are a hand held pistol style weighing under 2 lbs, perfect for younger kids and easier mobility for teens and adults. Each laser tag blaster is wireless so no cord to get wrapped around or the possibility of tripping. We provide everything needed for the best laser tag experience including bunkers which our game coaches place accordingly to create a playing field for the participants. Once the party begins the rules will be explained and our coaches will structures games including: teams, free for all, two man teams, hunger games, protect the president and capture the flag! Combination party packages with two of more activities: Perfect for larger events or the ultimate birthday party! Combination events are great for any type of event and they also allow for the best playing experience! Choose between our three activities  to create a party that is perfect for you. If your guest list is beyond 20 participants then hosting a simultaneous party package will allow for 40 players at once!! The best part is  the customization within the combo event, whether you would like the video game theater and laser tag or three hamster balls with the video game theater we have you covered!   Candy Cannon Save the best for last, on the count of three watch the candy fly! We supply everything needed including candy, empty goodie bags, gummy bracelets  and a t-shirt for the birthday boy/girl. Goodie Bags Our goodie bags are great too! Each contain candy, gum bracelets, and one prize. The birthday boy/girl will receive a larger bag with additional item’s!   Call today to reserve your date and get ready for the party of your life!  

  • Soarin Indoors Aerial Adventure Center

    Soarin’ Indoors is New England’s first indoor aerial adventure center. Our 12,000 square foot indoor rope challenge course has 2 stories of climbing fun. Obstacles such as ladders, high wires, cargo nets, and wobbly bridges stand in your way – can you beat them all? Included in the course are also 3 zip lines! No experience necessary – we will provide and train you with everything you need for the price of admission. Anyone who can reach a height of 60 inches (5 feet) standing flat-footed on the floor can soar! Children younger than five will love exploring our playscape with climbing tunnels, a ball pit, giant slide, and much more! Admission is good for as long as you’d like to stay and climb, or as long as you hold out! Open year-round, and party packages are available with 2 private rooms right off the main course room.

  • ASAP! Summer Camp 2018

    ASAP! Summer Camp 2018 Washington Montessori School, New Preston Ages 4.5-17 , Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm July 30-August 10 Now in its 18th year, children ages 4.5-17 come to ASAP! Summer Camp to play, make friends, explore their creativity, connect with nature, become inventors and discover something new! Voted #1 Cultural Arts Organization in Northwest Connecticut, ASAP! Summer Camp is a full-day camp like no other in the area. We offer a comprehensive arts experience led by professional artists. Daily adventures include visual arts, dance, drama, music, creative writing, circus arts, yoga, pottery, outdoor activities and so much more. At ASAP! Summer Camp, kids unplug so they can connect with themselves and each other. ASAP! will provide a nut-free organic snack daily during this 2 week program. Children must bring a nut-free lunch. ASAP! SUMMER CAMP 2017 SLIDESHOW from ASAP on Vimeo.

  • Foster Family Farm

    WELCOME TO FOSTER FAMILY FARM! CONNECTICUT’S PREMIERE FARM ATTRACTION! This season the Foster Family Farm will have a whole new Enchanted Forest theme! We will be Opening for our 2018 Corn Maze Season on Saturday, September 15! First Night Maze  Saturday, September 29th!   Hours for September will be: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open September 19 10 a.m.  – 6 p.m. Saturday Sept. 29 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. OPEN EVERYDAY IN OCTOBER 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday & Saturdays 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Day & Night Maze Admission *price includes all of our corn mazes, all courtyard activities, and hayride (Hayrides are only included in the daytime admission the last hayride is at 6 p.m.)* Adults (13 & older) : $12 Children (4-12): $7 Toddlers (3 & under): FREE Seniors (60 & older): $11 College Student with current Valid student ID: $11 COURTYARD PRICING Week Days Only *This Admission Price is ONLY available on WEEKDAYS* *Courtyard pricing does not apply on Holidays **includes courtyard play areas, mini maze and hayride** Ages 4 & older: $5 Ages 3 & under: FREE *No Courtyard price on weekends or holidays. General Admission is applied. $12 for adults $7 children 4 -12 yrs old. Courtyard Family Pass: $50 family of 4 *ONLY VALID MONDAY-FRIDAY* OCTOBER HOURS: EVERYDAY 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Night Mazes Fri & Sat until 9:30 p.m. (Please bring flashlights!) Last ticket sold at 9 p.m. Foster Family Farm Attractions CORN MAZES  Two full sized corn mazes encompassing 8 acres of land and 4 miles of trails. Enjoy the outdoors as you hike through our fields, exploring the land that time forgot. Who knows what might lurk in our cornfields? It is all part of the fun in our one of a kind interactive corn mazes.  Get Lost in the adventure! FARM PLAY YARD Jump and hide in our haystacks and enjoy our huge sandbox! Try out our tractor and train playscapes! Climb aboard our Pirate ship play-scape! Don’t forget to jump behind the wheel of one of our pedal carts; we have 2 different tracks. ANIMALS Come to meet our friendly farm animals! CONCESSIONS On weekends, enjoy a snack or lunch with us at our concession stand. Hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream, snacks and a variety of cold beverages are available.  LIMITED CONCESSIONS OPENING WEEKEND 9/16 & 917 *There are no concessions during the week.* PUMPKINS You can pick pumpkins in our pumpkin patch or we have a variety already picked to choose from. Prices: $4 small, $7 Large, or any 3 for $18! We are once again offering our $39 fill your wheelbarrow deal when you purchase admission to the farm. $49 without an admission ticket.MUMS Our mums are some of the best in the area! We have people come back year after year saying how hardy and full our mums are! We grow nearly 5,000 mums every year in a variety of colors! We offer two different sizes: Our 4.5-inch pots are $3.00 a piece or 4/$10 – Read more [...]

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    Food Explorers

    I am passionate about providing children with knowledge about health and nutrition, empowering them to make their own healthy choices.  As a Registered Dietitian, I have extensive knowledge of childhood nutrition. The Food Explorers program introduces children to healthy eating, through hands-on activities, games, and child-friendly cooking lessons. The Food Explorers program is perfect for children of all ages and can be adapted to fit your needs, we will come to your location be it a private home, party venue, or public area (Library, Rec center etc..). Food Explorers is now available for birthday parties!  Have you been looking for a healthy option for your child’s birthday? Food Explorers will work with you to create a custom menu, for all age groups. Choose a theme with me and I will design a fun and nutritious event, we will plan the menus and activity based on age, a number of participants and specific needs and wants of your group.  we can keep it simple with fruit and yogurt faces, or take it up a notch with homemade energy balls or granola bars! Library Programs Toddlers/Preschool Check out these fun programs! All programs include a nutrition activity and a healthy snack. Sensory Exploration Children will explore food with their senses! Before tasting, they will touch, smell, and look at the food by playing interactive games, followed by a hands-on healthy snack. Healthy Foods and MyPlate This program explores colors and numbers while introducing children to common fruits and vegetables. The healthy snack for this program will focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, and introduce them in a fun, and exciting way. After-School Have students make a healthy after-school snack! Nutrition Jeopardy Kids will participate in a fun, nutrition Jeopardy game! The winning team will receive a small prize. The group will then make a nutritious after-school snack. Snack Basics This program focuses solely on making healthy snacks. The group will make two to three healthy snacks, while learning about their ingredients, and why snacks are important for our health. Custom Have a program idea? Let me know! More custom programs available upon request. Children’s Book Theme’s Snacks will be prepared with popular children’s books in mind, such as “Teddy Bear’s Picnic”, “Harry Potter”, Beatrix Potter , “Pete the Cat”, “Fairy Tea Party” and many more. Special Diet Programs *Suggested for after-school program* Children will learn about vegetarian nutrition, plant based foods, and prepare a healthy recipe using only vegetarian foods. PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR ONE DAY SESSIONS, AND PROGRAMS FROM 2-6 WEEKS. SPECIAL PRICING GIVEN TO 2-4 OR 6 WEEK SESSIONS. ALL PROGRAMS INCLUDE FOOD AND SUPPLIES FOR UP TO 20 CHILDREN, SPECIAL PRICING FOR LARGER PROGRAMS. Classroom Visits Program can be offered to entire grade, or individual classrooms, from Grade K through 8. Suggested set up would be a 30 minute presentation to grade level, then split into 30 minute cooking sessions in classrooms. Price includes all supplies and food. 2 Hour Program A 30 minute presentation on a nutrition topic of your choice, Read more [...]