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Star Party!

This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 7 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Dates: 
11/16/2018
7 pm
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Location:

80 Whitehall Rd PO Box 368
Litchfield, CT, 06759
United States

Phone:

8605670857

Astronomy Night at Shore Line Trolley Museum

The first trolley will leave the museum and transport the general public to the telescopes situated along the railway line in the Farm River Marsh. At 6:00PM the Astronomical Society will lecture on the basics of astronomy, review various meteorite samples and familiarize guests with the various telescopes including one you can make on your own.
Dates: 
11/17/2018
5:30 - 8 pm
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Location:

17 River Street
East Haven , CT, 06512
United States

Phone:

(203) 467-6927

Songs of Our Past at the Lutz Children's Museum

Let’s explore Connecticut history through music and theatre! We will learn how this event affected communities, explore the music used in the song, and put it on stage for a final performance.
Dates: 
11/15/2018
11/22/2018
3 - 3:45 pm
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Location:

The Lutz Children's Musuem
247 South Main Street
Manchester, CT, 06040
United States

Phone:

18606430949

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical- Palace Theater - Waterbury

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.
Dates: 
11/30/2018
12/01/2018
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Location:

100 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT, 06702
United States

Phone:

203.346.2000

Visit Santa At the Pez Museum!

Santa is coming to the Pez Museum and you should definitely bring your kids! See the museum, share some Ho Ho Hos and get a 5x7 photo with Santa for $5. Santa will be here on November 24th from 10 am - 2 pm. Reservations aren't required.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
10 am - 2 pm
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Location:

35 Prindle Hill Road
Orange, CT, 06477
United States

Phone:

203.795.0531

I Can Make My Own Tree ID Book at the Lutz Children's Museum

Trees are an integral part of our Connecticut ecosystem. Each week we will explore artifacts from native trees and through several art processes we will create pages to our own tree identification book. This fun after school activity will encourage your kids to make new friends with other kids who like nature too.
Dates: 
11/15/2018
11/22/2018
4 - 4:45 pm
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Location:

The Lutz Children's Musuem
247 South Main Street
Manchester, CT, 06040
United States

Phone:

18606430949

Essex Steam Train The North Pole Express

Board our locomotive-powered sleigh for a magical nighttime journey to the North Pole. Every coach becomes a stage for a LIVE musical performance of “The Night Before Christmas.” Celebrate the spirit of the season with Santa and Mrs. Claus, festive sing-a-longs, hot chocolate and sugar cookies. Each child will receive a small gift from Santa. Children are invited to wear their favorite pajamas! Make sure those PJs are warm and cozy…it’s cold up at the North Pole! Ride length is approximately 90 minutes
Dates: 
11/15/2018
11/16/2018
11/17/2018
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Location:

One Railroad Avenue / P.O. Box 452
Essex, CT, 06426
United States

Phone:

(800) 377-3987

Santa's Visit & Behind the Scenes Tour at the New England Air Museum

The Museum will host Santa Claus who meet with children in a Seaguard helicopter between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Photos are encouraged, and Santa will distribute a special gift to each child. Visitors will also have the opportunity to create holiday cards for military veterans which will be distributed to local VA centers during the holiday season, as well as Aviation Ornaments to take home. We will also be collecting personal hygiene products for veterans. These activity stations will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Additional family fun activities include Aircraft Quest Scavenger Hunts, computerized Flight Simulators, and Kidsport: The Kids Only Exhibit.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
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Location:

36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT, 06096
United States

Phone:

(860) 623-3305

Essex Steam Train: The Santa Special

All aboard the Santa Special for a one-of-a-kind, daytime holiday experience! Enjoy the spirit of the season as you relax with family and friends aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations. Make sure you’re camera-ready for that “special moment” when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
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Location:

One Railroad Avenue / P.O. Box 452
Essex, CT, 06426
United States

Phone:

(800) 377-3987

Art and Artifacts at the Lutz Children's Museum

Touch, examine, and classify objects from the museum’s natural history collection. Then use various art processes to create and reflect on our observations. A new process oriented art project will be presented each week. This drop in class is perfect for kids ages 2 - 5. Classes are free with admission but they are on a first come first serve basis, so please arrive on time! Please dress your child in play clothes since many activities will be messy. Parents are not required to stay for classes, unless otherwise noted. Please advise us if your child has any food allergies.
Dates: 
11/15/2018
11/22/2018
3 - 3:45 pm
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Location:

The Lutz Children's Musuem
247 South Main Street
Manchester, CT, 06040
United States

Phone:

18606430949

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights at the CT Trolley Museum

Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:

58 North Road
East Windsor , CT, 06088
United States

Phone:

(860) 627-6540

Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm

Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center. 2:00 p.m., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.
Dates: 
11/18/2018
12/08/2018
12/16/2018
2 pm
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Location:

80 Whitehall Rd PO Box 368
Litchfield, CT, 06759
United States

Phone:

8605670857

Bed Furnishings in Early America at the Wadsworth Atheneum

From birth to death, the bed played a significant role in life’s daily cycles. Almost a room within a room, the bed was a place for sleeping as well as intimate activities, such as sex, childbirth, nursing, convalescence, and even death. From the seventeenth to early nineteenth century there was a bed in almost every room of the home. The “best bed”—today we call it the master bed—was usually located in either the distinguished parlor or “best” bedchamber. These were public spaces, where guests were entertained and daily activities took place.
Dates: 
11/14/2018
11/15/2018
11/16/2018
All-day
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Location:

600 Main Street
Hartford, CT, 06103
United States

Phone:

8602782670

Under the ‘Beaver’ Moon Family Night Hike at Roaring Brook Nature Center!

Join us for a guided evening hike under the full moon. This moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Beaver Moon because this was the time of year that they trapped beavers before the swamps and rivers froze. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
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Location:

70 Gracey Road
Canton, CT, 06019
United States

Phone:

860-693-0263

Science Saturday at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum!

This fun drop-in program, designed for children ages 7-11, encourages participants to explore the intersections between art and science. Each month features a different gallery learning session, mini-experiment and hands-on art project. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics)-integrated fun at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum!
Dates: 
11/17/2018
12/15/2018
01/19/2019
11 am - 1 pm
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Location:

625 Williams Street
New London, CT, 06320
United States

Phone:

860-443-2545

Annual Holiday Express Train Show Opening Night at The Fairfield Museum

It’s a magical night in Fairfield when families gather on the Town Hall Green for music, fellowship and the annual Tree Lighting on Friday, December 2nd. This year the Fairfield Museum will be an exciting part of the festivities as the popular Holiday Express Train Show hosts its grand Opening Night from 5-8:30pm that same evening. These extended hours will give families with young children the opportunity to visit the Holiday Express Train Show before or after the tree lighting! Visitors on opening night will be the first to see the annual show and to delight in the magic of the model trains and winter landscapes surrounding them. In addition, cider, cookies and a craft activity will be available on Opening Night.
Dates: 
11/30/2018
5 pm - 8 pm
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Location:

370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield, CT, 06824
United States

Phone:

(203) 259-1598

FEAST: A Native Thanksgiving at the Pequot Museum

Please join us as restaurateur Jon Kodama brings together chefs from his restaurants, Go Fish, Steak Loft & Breakwater...together with Mashantucket Pequot Native Specialty Cook Stormy Rickerson for a Native Thanksgiving Buffet Feast! We will be preparing and featuring traditional Native fare with a modern twist. The buffet features locally sourced, delicious items including: Roasted Cedar-planked Salmon with onion jam Roasted Local Turkey with traditional stuffing Roasted Venison with local wild mushrooms along with an assortment of breads, soups, salads, sides, and desserts!!
Dates: 
11/17/2018
3 pm - 5 pm
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Location:

110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT, 06338
United States

Phone:

(800) 411-9671

All Girls Try Hockey For Free at Winter Garden Ice Arena

This event is designed to provide girls, between the ages of 6-12, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your daughter does not need any previous skating or hockey experience.
Dates: 
11/12/2018
6:20 pm - 7:20 pm
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Location:

111 Prospect Ridge
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
United States

Phone:

(203) 438-4423