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Fun things to do and see with kids in Connecticut
 

Lachat Town Farm - Weston
http://www.lachattownfarm.org/
Our own local gem, great place for little and big ones to run around and explore, and lots of fun camps and programs. 
 
Earthplace - Westport
http://www.earthplace.org/
Fun weekend arts and crafts programs, trails, great place for little and big ones to run around and explore.  

Westport Arts Center 
http://westportartscenter.org/
Great programs for kids and special weekend events too
 
Ridgefield Playhouse
http://ridgefieldplayhouse.com/
Often have inexpensive and fun shows for kids
 
Westport Country Playhouse
http://www.westportplayhouse.org/
Ditto above
 
Stepping Stones Museum - Norwalk
http://www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/
Great museum for kids with lots of hands on stuff
 
Norwalk Maritime Aquarium
http://www.maritimeaquarium.org/home.asp
New and improved exhibits and IMAX movies are always fun.
 
Hands On Pottery – Fairfield
http://www.hopct.com/
Or Art on Fire –Ridgefield
http://artonfire.net/
Both fun places for kids to paint their own pottery
 
Nutmeg Bowl
http://www.nutmegbowl.com/
Good place to take the kids bowling in Fairfield and they have a playspace upstairs
 
Peabody Museum (at Yale in New Haven)
http://peabody.yale.edu/
Good small museum in New Haven – dinosaurs and a special touch room for young kids. 
 
Connecticut Children’s Museum
http://childrensbuilding.org/
Great small children’s museum in New Haven – they have a room that’s a replica of the one in Good Night Moon and lots of stuff to touch and play with.  They used to have a weekend program where kids get free books too. 
 
The Hickories
http://www.thehickories.org/
A small organic farm in Ridgefield that offers a CSA.  In the fall they have hayrides and pumpkin/vegetable picking and it’s a smaller and nicer alternative to Silverman’s Farm in Easton where most of Fairfield Co. ventures for pumpkins and holiday card pictures.
 
Ambler Farm
http://www.amblerfarm.org/
A lovely small farm in Wilton that runs activities throughout the year.