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Dates: 
04/22/2018

Location:

70 Gracey Road
Canton, CT, 06019
United States

Phone:

860-693-0263
Time: 
1 – 4 pm

Earth Day at the Nature Center

Spend an Earth Day afternoon at the Nature Center. See what has been happening at the Nature Center over the past few months.
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Dates: 
04/19/2018
04/20/2018

Location:

5 Church Hill Road
Woodbury, CT, 06798
United States

Phone:

(203) 263-3711
Time: 
9 AM – 1 PM or 1 -5 PM or ALL DAY

Spring Break Outdoor Adventure Week

Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade can enjoy a week filled with fun and discovery at Flanders. Each day will bring a different learning adventure but every day includes age-appropriate hikes, games, art, crafts, and stories. Before care also available for extra fee.
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Dates: 
04/27/2018
04/28/2018
Time: 
Varies.

Location:

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT, 06320
United States

Phone:

860-439-2764

The Connecticut Storytelling Festival

Connecting Lives One Story at a Time
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Dates: 
04/20/2018
04/24/2018
05/01/2018

Organization:

The Children's Museum

Location:

950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT, 06119
United States

Phone:

(860) 231-2824
Time: 
10:30 am and 2 pm

Kids Can Compost at The Children's Museum in West Hartford

The sun is shining and we all want to get outside in our gardens! Learn about what compost is, what is happening in the compost bins and what we will do with the finished compost.Your kids and your gardens will thank you! Live programming and classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am and 2 pm.
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Dates: 
04/29/2018
05/20/2018
06/10/2018

Organization:

Frost Valley YMCA

Location:

2000 Frost Valley Road
Claryville, NY, 12725
United States

Phone:

845-985-2291 ext 205
Time: 
10 am - 1 pm

SUMMER DAY CAMP OPEN HOUSES- Frost Valley YMCA

Join us for an Open House to learn more about our Summer Day Camp Programs. There will be a presentation, Q&A, lunch and camp crafts. If you cannot make it, contact us to schedule a private tour. Call (845) 985-2291 ext. 306 or email daycamp@frostvalley.org for information and reservations.
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Dates: 
04/21/2018
04/22/2018
04/28/2018

Organization:

Mystic Seaport

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860.572.0711.
Time: 
9 am - 5 pm

Spring Family Weekends at Mystic Seaport!

Shake off the winter with a fun day at Mystic Seaport! Each weekend in spring you can take part in cool demonstrations like sail setting, boat building, life saving and more. The artistic ones in the family can make a toy boat, a print, or learn sea songs. You can even visit the planetarium and learn about celestial navigation! Seriously. Bring your kids; they might even smile in your family selfie!
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Dates: 
04/19/2018

Location:

95 Oak St
Glastonbury, CT, 06033
United States

Phone:

(860) 652-7925
Time: 
7 pm

Asteroid Mission Extreme at the Glastonbury Planetarium

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. The challenges are enormous, but a mission so extreme could ultimately lead us to protect our planet and inhabit others. Explore what it would take for astronauts to reach an asteroid and how such an adventure could benefit humankind.
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Dates: 
04/21/2018

Organization:

Mystic Aquarium

Location:

55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT, 06355-1997
United States

Phone:

860.572.5955
Time: 
8 - 9:30 am

Pancakes with Penguins at Mystic Aquarium

Plan ahead and reserve your tickets for Pancakes with Penguins, a fun event to kick-start your day. Breakfast is served buffet style from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and includes pancakes with assorted toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage and various beverages. If you prefer or need gluten-free pancakes, please call our reservation line and let them know.
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Dates: 
04/24/2018

Location:

95 Riverside Ave.
Bristol, CT, 06010
United States

Phone:

(860) 585-5411
Time: 
varies, see below

April Vacation at the New England Carousel Museum

Join Museum Educator Lori Little for Fun with Carousel Animals. Ages 6 - 13 can create their own animal masks, collages or colored pencil drawings! Children will get to use fancy decorative papers, yarns, tissue paper, buttons and paint to create projects they will be proud to take home. Children will be amazed and thrilled with how beautiful their finished drawings will look. We look forward to seeing your children at the Carousel Museum in April!
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Dates: 
04/21/2018

Organization:

Sunnybrook State Park

Location:

Newfield Rd.
Torrington, CT, 06790
United States

Phone:

(860) 882-9632
Time: 
10 am - 1:30 pm

Hike the John Muir Trail

Happy Birthday, John Muir! Hike the John Muir Trail from Sunnybrook State Park to Burr Pond State Park in Torrington. The 2.5 mile hike celebrates the life of the "Father of the National Parks" and Co-Founder of the Sierra Club! "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
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Dates: 
04/21/2018
04/22/2018
04/28/2018
Time: 
Varies

Location:

Meriden Daffodil Festival
Hubbard Park 999 W Main St.
Meriden, CT, 06451
United States

Phone:

203-630-4259

Meriden Daffodil Festival

With food, crafts, music, fireworks, amusements and a parade that has to be seen to be believed, the Daffodil Festival is a springtime funfest for old and young, couples and singles, families and friends.Activities will be taking place all over town, so check the website for the exact details.
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Dates: 
04/21/2018

Organization:

The Children's Museum

Location:

950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT, 06119
United States

Phone:

(860) 231-2824
Time: 
11 am - 2 pm

Astronomy Day at The Children's Museum in West Hartford

Join us on Saturday April 21st as The Children’s Museum celebrates Astronomy Day 2018 with a “Space Game of Discovery.” Families and children will learn about Earth and Space concepts, using a game board and participating in fun hands-on NASA-related Explore Science activity stations. A special planetarium schedule will be presented during the day. Weather permitting, safe solar viewing of the Sun will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.. Come and meet your favorite characters from Guardians of the Galaxy from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.!
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Dates: 
04/21/2018

Location:

5 Church Hill Road
Woodbury, CT, 06798
United States

Phone:

(203) 263-3711
Time: 
9 AM

Earth Day Hike

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with fresh air, camaraderie, and exercise in a lovely Flanders environment? Join us on a hike that day led by Naturalist Edward Boisits, Ph.D. through the beautiful and historic Van Vleck Sanctuary while searching for signs of spring. This walk is suitable for all ages and hiking levels.
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Dates: 
04/19/2018
04/20/2018

Location:

36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096
United States

Phone:

(860) 623-3305
Time: 
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Spring Break Fun at the New England Air Museum

Explore three giant heated exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft and experience the wonders of flight through daily hands-on activities including: Aircraft Quest Scavenger Hunts, Computerized Flight Simulators, Climb-aboard experiences in historic aircraft, Educational Flight Science Demonstrations. In addition to these daily activities, our Public Programs staff will offer the following special events from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.
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Dates: 
04/21/2018
04/22/2018

Location:

Box 9242
Hartford, CT, 06533
United States

Phone:

203 777-1371
Time: 
Varies.

New Haven Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate the 1973 planting of 72 Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossom trees at this fun family festival! It'll be a fun day of music, puppets, food, crafts, vendors and Cherry Blossoms! The festival takes place in Wooster Square from noon until 4 pm.
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Dates: 
08/16/2018
08/17/2018
08/18/2018

Location:

110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT, 06338
United States

Phone:

(800) 411-9671
Time: 
10 am - 3 pm

Lacrosse Experience 2018 at the Pequot Museum

The Pequot Museum will host an unforgettable Lacrosse Experience facilitated and taught by renowned Haudenosauneee cultural educators and life-long Lacrosse players Kevin Sandy (Cayuga) and Christina Bomberry (Mohawk). This is not a “typical lacrosse camp” which focuses solely on improving a players skill level; but it will certainly challenge their ability and expand their knowledge of the game! Players will learn about the cultural foundations of Lacrosse including Haudenosaunee oral traditions about the Creator’s Game, Wooden Lacrosse Stick and Field Lacrosse Teachings, and how stickball games are played by indigenous groups across North America. Players will also take part in interactive drills, team relays, and challenges throughout all three days.
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Dates: 
04/21/2018

Location:

Bread and Milk Road
Vernon, CT, 06066
United States

Phone:

(860) 306-5418
Time: 
8 am

Earth Day Bird Walk at Belding Wildlife Management Area

Grab the binoculars and lace up your walking shoes and head over to the Belding Wildlife Management Area in Vernon! We're celebrating Earth Day with an early morning Bird Walk where we'll help you learn to identify local birds by sight and sound. The Belding Wildlife Management Area is a 282-acre parcel of land in Vernon dedicated to preserving a wildlife habitat crucial for native plants and animals.
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Dates: 
04/30/2018

Location:

36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096
United States

Phone:

(860) 623-3305
Time: 
10 am - 3 pm

Homeschool Day at the New England Air Museum

The Museum hosts homeschoolers twice a year for Homeschool Days! Explore our collection of over one hundred historic aircraft and participate in hands-on activities with homeschool families from across New England. On these special days we’re open exclusively for homeschoolers and their families, and featured activities will include: Hands-on Build & Fly Challenge Activities, Educational Flight Science Demonstrations, Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft, Scavenger Hunts, Flight Simulators, and more! Flight Center access available for additional $5.00 per person
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Dates: 
04/19/2018

Organization:

Mystic Aquarium

Location:

55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT, 06355-1997
United States

Phone:

860.572.5955
Time: 
11 am - 3 pm

Earth Day at Mystic Aquarium

Be one of one billion+ caring people around the world who celebrate the planet Earth in April. How? Come to Mystic Aquarium’s annual “Party for the Planet!” Visit with environmentally-minded scavenger hunts, hands-on activities and games throughout the day and learn how to reduce your personal impact. Activities are included with Aquarium admission. Registration is not required.
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