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Every Friday!

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3:00 – 4:30 pm • Animation Station
This popular program is back! Children will learn the basics of stop animation using an iPad to make a short video with sound. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Sunday, February 26

11:15 - 11:45 am • Fairy Tale Mad Libs
Create a fairy tale with a roll of the dice!

Tuesday, February 28

12:15 – 12:45 pm • Mardi Gras Masks
Celebrate Fat Tuesday and make your own Mardi Gras Mask!

2:15 – 2:45 pm • Blubber Science
Learn about how blubber keeps polar bears warm on National Polar Bear Day

Thursday, March 2

11:30 am – noon • Read Across America Get ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of NEA’s Read Across America! Learn more at the National Education Association website.

2:15 – 3:00 pm • Seuss Pocket Wockets
Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day by reading There’s a Wocket in my Pocket and creating your very own Pocket Wocket!

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Get Into It! FREE
The museum stays open late with free admission and activities.
An Open Arms program.

5:00 – 6:00 pm • ELLI Open House
Explore our preschool classroom at the museum for 3 - 5 years olds and meet with an ELLI staff member.

Saturday, March 4

3:15 – 3:45 pm • Color Mixing Science
What color do blue and yellow make? What happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar? Learn both at the same time!

Sunday, March 5

11:00 am – noon • One Upon an Author
We highlight "Bedtime for Bungee" by local author Dr. Sasha Carr. Join us for a storytime and related activity.

2:15 – 2:45 pm • Color Play
Come join us and play with colored water in oil. Do they mix? Do they move? Come play and find out! Ages 3 and older.

Saturday, March 11

• Member Morning: members can enjoy the museum starting at 9:00 am!
• Accessibility Day! Learn More

10:30 am - 12:30 pm • YES2 MUTTS Club
Join in a special MUTTS Club fundraiser with a Mutt-i-grees® session, activities and information about how to adopt or rescue a furry friend. Recommended for ages 3 and older.

11:00 am – noon • My Ability logo-Sensory Friendly
A sensory-friendly workshop open to families with children with special needs visiting through Accessibility Day.

Friday, March 31

Museum Closes at 4:00 pm

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5:00 – 8:30 pm • Storybook Pajama Party
Come in comfy PJs and listen to a favorite story. Visit with it's life-sized storybook character, make special crafts, enjoy a snack and join in a musical parade. Who knew "bedtime" could be so much fun? Space is limited, registration required. Learn More

April Vacation Week Camp

Monday – Friday, April 10 – 14
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO – Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies, tens of thousands of LEGO and Stepping Stones! For ages 5 – 8 years old. Learn More

For more information, or to register, call 203 899 0606, ext. 247.

Recurring Programs

A variety of daily activities for kids and familiy fun to choose from — all free with museum admission. View the full calendar for details.


Programs subject to change. Space may be limited. First-come, first-serve. Ages are recommendations, and may vary depending on the activity. (ex: small parts, ages 5 and up.)

See all our Weekly Learning programs and the daily drop-in schedule.

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Around the World

Stepping Stones takes children and parents to different countries around the globe, bringing the culture and its people to life. Now in its fourth year, the Around the World Performance Series presents professional artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers and youth performers representing a variety of cultures and traditions. Learn more

Saturday, February 25

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2:00 pm • Around the World Performance
Rio de la Plata – The culture of Argentina and Uruguay is diverse and it shares several cultural components with its neighboring countries. The traditions of these countries are very rich and diverse, originating from a mix of 17th and 19th century European dances and songs and local indigenous traditions. Learn More

Saturday, March 4


2:00 pm • Around the World: Creative Kids
Vibrant Art – Create a masterpiece inspired by the famed Brazilian painter Romero Brito. For ages 2 and older. Ticketed – limited space. Pick up free tickets at the Welcome Desk at 1:30 pm.