Art Museum + History Museum + Museum + Science Museum | What’s happening in Fairfield County, CT

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

An aquarium devoted to Long Island Sound, with sharks, seals, sea turtles, jellies & more, plus marine-science programs for schools & the public, including hands-on cruises onto the Sound. The Maritime Aquarium features some 7,000 marine animals of 300 species, including harbor seals, 9-foot sharks, curious river otters, loveable sea turtles, pulsing jellyfish and more – all native to nearby Long Island Sound and its watershed.  These animals serve as ambassadors both for their species and the Sound’s natural environment. Guests' intimate encounters are the heart of the learning experience ... and the inspiration for new generations of Long Island Sound stewards. Hands-on experiences include: an Intertidal Touch Tank with sea stars, crabs and other shoreline creatures; a Shark & Ray Touch Pool with graceful creatures that don’t mind a stroke on the back; and Jiggle A Jelly, letting guests do something they’ve been told all their lives NOT to do: touch live jellies.
10 North Water Street
Norwalk , CT , 06854
Phone: 203-852-0700 ext. 2206
41° 6' 3.6828" N, 73° 24' 59.9472" 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

Greenburgh Nature Center

The Greenburgh Nature Center’s mission is to offer inspiring, hands-on environmental education experiences, to foster an appreciation of nature, and to promote sustainable practices. The Greenburgh Nature Center hosts eco-friendly or “green” birthday parties where you can celebrate your child’s special day and the wonders of nature. We offer many different themed parties that are fun and educational. Your guests can also enjoy exploring our nature preserve, including our Nature’s Discovery Playground and outdoor animal displays, either before or after the party.
99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale , NY , 10583
Phone: 914-723-3470
41° 0' 18.738" N, 73° 48' 24.5448" W

SHU Discovery Science Center and Planetarium

The Discovery Science Center and Planetarium at Sacred Heart University provides dynamic, hands-on STEAM experiences that resonate with the innate curiosity, learning desire, and spirit of exploration of our guests.
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport , CT , 06604
Phone: 203-372-3521
41° 12' 56.0124" N, 73° 14' 1.3488" W