Hands-on | What’s happening in Fairfield County, CT

Bruce Museum

Explore Art and Science at the Bruce Museum, located at One Museum Drive in Greenwich, CT. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; closed most Mondays and major holidays.
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich , CT , 06830
Phone: 203-869-0376
41° 1' 11.4852" N, 73° 37' 22.5552" W

Discovery Museum and Planetarium

Discovery Museum has interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, Science on a Sphere, and so much more! Discover an “Energy Network” with catapults, solar power, and simple machines. Test physic concepts using pulley chairs, levers, and giant magnets. Create a light spectrum masterpiece on Everbright, a massive Lite Brite-style station, or challenge yourself in the “DARE to Discover” gallery. Fly a mission to the Moon in Discovery Museum’s Challenger Center, a simulated space mission experience which can be scheduled for groups or parties. Have a memorable birthday, with super fun science themes like Starforce Explorers and Peculiar Potions. Book an overnight at the Museum for your Scout or school group! Discovery offers amazing class field trip options, with over 80 different learning labs, live science demonstrations, and planetarium shows. You can also book Travelling Science that comes to your school or library! The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, throughout the school year for regular admission. Pre-booked school groups can schedule a visit on Mondays.
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport , CT , 06604
Phone: 203-372-3521
41° 12' 56.0124" N, 73° 14' 1.3488" W

Connecticut Science Center

With more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, a fully living Butterfly Encounter, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, there is endless exploration.
250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford , CT , 06103
Phone: 860-520-2167
41° 45' 53.2476" N, 72° 40' 7.7736" W

Chelsea Piers Connecticut

Chelsea Piers Connecticut offers the best and most comprehensive sports programs in Fairfield County. Athletes of all ages and abilities will find 465,000 square feet of unparalleled sports facilities and a vast array of sports classes, camps, leagues and programs.
One Blachley Road
Stamford , CT , 06902
Phone: 203.989.1100
41° 3' 5.8716" N, 73° 30' 57.708" W

Apple Blossom School and Family Center

A Waldorf Early Childhood Education Center housing a variety of parent and Child Classes, Under-3 Program, Nursery, Kindergarten, and Community Workshops.
440 Danbury Rd.
Wilton , CT , 06897
Phone: 203-834-0344
41° 13' 1.3512" N, 73° 25' 39.0324" W

Clay Art Center

The Clay Art Center is buzzing with activity and the love for clay and spirit of community is abundantly displayed. Classes for both adults and kids, summer camps, workshops, and exhibitions.
40 Beech Street
Port Chester , NY , 10573
Phone: (914) 937-2047
40° 59' 46.518" N, 73° 39' 47.6424" W

Katonah Art Center

The Katonah Art Center now located at 40 Radio Circle in Mt. Kisco with easy access for families in Armonk, Bedford & Chappaqua. The Katonah Art Center is Westchester’s go-to hub for students looking to learn about and excel in the visual arts. Drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, fused glass, jewelry-making, 3D printing, digital arts and more! All ages and all levels welcome. After school and weekend classes available.
40 Radio Circle Drive
Mt Kisco , NY , 10549
Phone: 9142324843
41° 11' 34.242" N, 73° 44' 4.4484" W

The Golf Performance Center

The Golf Performance Center in Ridgefield, CT integrates state of the art training facilities and expert coaching to help athletes reach their goals. Beginning with the unique "5 Elements of Success" Evaluation, our golf academy delivers customized golf instruction designed to provide aspiring athletes with improvement strategies for long term success. GPC Junior Golf Schools are designed to help introduce juniors of all ages to the game. Based on skill level, our instructors will place juniors in appropriate classes and encourage participation at each level for their continued development.
824 Ethan Allen Highway
Ridgefield , CT , 06877
Phone: (203) 790-4653
41° 18' 44.7696" N, 73° 28' 15.4884" W

Great Play of Scarsdale

Their high-energy award-winning programs for kids develop motor, sports, and social skills, setting the stage for lifelong confidence and physical fitness, in their one-of-a-kind Interactive Gym™. Great Learning. Great Fun. Great Play!
969B Central Park Ave.
Scarsdale , NY , 10583
Phone: 914.713.3470
40° 59' 30.0012" N, 73° 49' 23.0736" W

Silvermine Arts Center

The Silvermine School of Art summer Art Studio camps and workshops for students offer extraordinary opportunities for young children as well as high school students. Students will meet new friends and have fun on Silvermine’s 5-acre campus with its barns, classrooms, sculpture walk and picturesque waterfall.  Younger ones will gain new competence; older students can deepen knowledge of technique and composition or strengthen a portfolio for college.  We offer over 120 art studio sessions in painting, drawing, photography, woodworking, ceramics, metal sculpture, printmaking, jewelry, mixed media and special studies. Sessions run in one-week sessions for ages 4 to 17. Sessions are available for two age groups: Juniors (ages: 4-10) and Youth (ages 11-17).  The first session begins on June 17 and camps run through August 28. For additional information contact the school office, 203-966-6668, ext. 2 or visit our website: www.silvermineart.org.
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan , CT , 06840
Phone: 203.966.9700
41° 9' 2.034" N, 73° 27' 1.5732" W

New Pond Farm Education Center

New Pond Farm Education Center is an environmental education center with a small working farm located on 102-acres in West Redding Connecticut where our mission is: "On every acre, in all we do, we plant seeds for a lifetime of active engagement with the natural world."
101 Marchant Road
West Redding , CT , 06896
Phone: (203) 938-2117
41° 19' 0.5736" N, 73° 25' 45.7968" W

Location:

1045 Old Academy Rd
Fairfield, CT, 06824
United States

Phone:

(203) 259-5596

2019 Greenfield Hill Dogwood Festival

Dates: 
05/10/2019
05/11/2019
05/12/2019
Time: 
Friday and Saturday - 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

37th Annual Queens County Fair at Queens County Farm Museum

Dates: 
09/21/2019
09/22/2019
Time: 
11:00 am–6:00 pm

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

39th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show at Queens County Farm Museum

Dates: 
09/15/2019
Time: 
11:00 am–4:00 pm

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

41st Annual Thunderbird American Indian Powwow at Queens County Farm Museum

Dates: 
07/26/2019
07/27/2019
07/28/2019
Time: 
Friday @ 6:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday @ 10:00 am

Location:

1070 Main St
Bridgeport, CT, 06604
United States

Phone:

(203) 367-8495

Barnum Festival

Dates: 
06/08/2019
06/15/2019
06/28/2019
Time: 
Check website.

Organization:

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-572-5322

Decoration Day at Mystic Seaport

Dates: 
05/27/2019
Time: 
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Organization:

Tavern 1757

Location:

318 Roosevelt Dr
Seymour, CT, 06418
United States

Phone:

203-516-5461

Easter Brunch at Tavern 1757

Dates: 
04/21/2019
Time: 
10:30AM till 1:30PM

Organization:

Location:

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
United States

Phone:

(508) 347-3362

Family Farm Fest at Sturbridge Village

Dates: 
04/20/2019
04/21/2019
Time: 
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Organization:

Tavern 1757

Location:

318 Roosevelt Dr
Seymour, CT, 06418
United States

Phone:

203-516-5461

Father’s Day Brunch Celebration at Tavern 1757

Dates: 
06/16/2019
Time: 
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location:

Van Vleck Farm Sanctuary
5 Church Hill Road
Woodbury, CT, 06798
United States

Phone:

(203) 263-3711

Flander's Field & Forest 5K

Dates: 
06/07/2019
Time: 
6 pm

Location:

170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT, 06520
United States

Phone:

(203)432-3776

Free Admission at the Yale Peabody Museum!

Dates: 
04/18/2019
04/25/2019
05/02/2019
Time: 
2 - 5 pm

Location:

Greenwich Point
99 Tod’s Driftway
Greenwich, CT, 06870
United States

Phone:

203-861-6100

Greenwich Kite Flying Festival

Dates: 
04/27/2019
Time: 
11:30 AM

Organization:

Quassy Amusement Park

Location:

2132 Middlebury Road
Middlebury, CT, 06762
United States

Phone:

203-758-2913

Heroes' Day & Art In The Park

Dates: 
05/11/2019
Time: 
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

Holiday Open House at Queens County Farm Museum

Dates: 
12/26/2019
12/27/2019
12/28/2019
Time: 
12:00 pm–4:00 pm

Organization:

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860.572.0711

Independence Day Celebration

Dates: 
07/04/2019
Time: 
9 am - 5 pm

Location:

248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT, 06437
United States

Phone:

203-453-2457

Kindness Rocks

Dates: 
08/11/2019
Time: 
10:00-4:30

Organization:

Lyman Orchards

Location:

32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT, 06455
United States

Phone:

(860) 349-6010

Mother's Day Brunch at Lyman Orchards

Dates: 
05/12/2019
Time: 
10a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Organization:

Tavern 1757

Location:

318 Roosevelt Dr
Seymour, CT, 06418
United States

Phone:

203-516-5461

Mothers Day Brunch Celebration at Tavern 1757

Dates: 
05/12/2019
Time: 
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location:

17 River Street
East Haven , CT, 06512
United States

Phone:

(203) 467-6927

Mother’s Day Weekend at Shore Line Trolley Museum

Dates: 
05/11/2019
05/12/2019
Time: 
Sat and Sun May 11 & 12, 2019, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Location:

Orange Connecticut Fairgrounds
525 Orange Center Road
Orange, CT, 06477
United States

Orange Country Fair- CT

Dates: 
09/21/2019
09/22/2019
Time: 
Check website for details

Location:

248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT, 06437
United States

Phone:

203-453-2457

Puritans at Play on Connecticut Open House Day

Dates: 
06/08/2019
Time: 
10:00-4:30

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

Queens Farm Holiday Market

Dates: 
12/01/2019
12/02/2019
12/03/2019
Time: 
December 1–December 23, 2019; 10:00 am–5:00 pm; December 24, 2019; 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Organization:

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-572-0711

Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport

Dates: 
06/06/2019
06/07/2019
06/08/2019
Time: 
varies

Location:

1045 Old Academy Rd
Fairfield, CT, 06824
United States

Phone:

203-259-5596

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

The Amazing Maize Maze at Queen's Farm

Dates: 
09/21/2019
09/22/2019
09/28/2019
Time: 
11:00 am–4:30 pm (last ticket sold at 4:30)

Organization:

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-572-0711

Viking Days at Mystic Seaport

Dates: 
06/01/2019
06/02/2019
Time: 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Organization:

Location:

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
United States

Phone:

(508) 347-3362

Wool Day's at Sturbridge Village

Dates: 
05/25/2019
05/26/2019
05/27/2019
Time: 
9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location:

Box 9242
Hartford, CT, 06533
United States

Phone:

2039887160

Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival

Dates: 
04/28/2019
Time: 
12 noon - 4:30 p.m.