Kids Activities in Connecticut

$73 for Family Admission with 3D Movie Tickets to Connecticut Science Center ($93.80 Value)

Connecticut Science Center

Downtown

Access to more than 165 hands-on exhibits, live science demonstrations, and entrance to a 3D movie

$93.80 $73

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$252 for $459 Groupon — Lil Beans Parties

Lil Beans Parties

Scotts Corners

Children’s themed party for up to 10 children. 90 minutes of fun-filled games and activities with various themes.

$459 $252

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Two Indoor Water-Park Passes at CoCo Key Water Resort (Up to 45% Off)

CoCo Key Water Resort

Waterbury, CT

Indoor water park maintained at 84 degrees with three 40-ft. slides, a lazy river, water basketball, and an arcade with more than 55 games

$38 $21

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Pizza, Lazer Maze Challenge, and Jump Time for Two or Four at My Three Sons Family Fun Center (Up to 51% Off)

My Three Sons Family Fun Center

Central Norwalk

Kids 10 aged and younger dodge laser beams in a black-lit maze, bounce in the inflatable Jumpy House, and eat made-from-scratch pizza

$24 $12

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Kids' Skating Class at Winter Garden Ice Arena (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

Winter Garden Ice Arena

Ridgefield

Kids as young as 3 learn the basics of gliding on ice; class for hockey-style skating among options

$40.12 $12

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Children's Museum Visits for Two or Four at Imagine Nation (Up to 50% Off)

Imagine Nation

Bristol

Youngsters aged 2–8 explore three floors of interactive, enlightening exhibits, including an art studio and model ESPN set

$14 $8

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoes for Two, Four, or Six at Lore Lanes (Up to 52% Off)

Lore's Lanes

New Milford

Bowling alley corrals guests with slick lanes, rental shoes, and weekend cosmic bowling with black lights and music

$28 $15

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Two-Hour Bowling Package for 2, 4, or 6 at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes (Up to 54% Off)

Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

East Hartford

Bowling bowls careen down slick lanes as bowlers take breaks for pizza and concessions

$51 $28

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Adult or Kids' Capoeira Classes or Yoga Classes at Thrive Movement Studio (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Matica Arts, LLC dba Thrive Movement Studio

Harwinton

Capoeira classes fuse martial arts, dance, acrobatics, and music; Yoga Flow classes with roots in Power yoga

$90 $39

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$15 for General Admission for Four at Lutz Children’s Museum ($28 Value)

Lutz Children's Museum

Manchester

Children of all ages can experience cultural, historical, and natural-science displays that offer interactive exhibits and programs

$28 $15

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$16 for One Game of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Four at Callahan's Bowl-O-Rama ($36 Value)

Callahan's Bowl-O-Rama

Newington

Bowling alley built in 1959 offers lanes with automatic scorers, DirecTV, and a lounge with cold beer and karaoke on Friday nights

$36 $18

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Pokemon Party for Up to 10, or $11 for $20 Worth of Games at Friendly Fire Game Center

Friendly Fire Game Center

Storrs

Gamers meet to play video or board games, and special events such as Magic: The Gathering; parties include Pokemon starter packs

$20 $11

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Dress-Up Tea Party for One or Two or Cupcake Decorating Class at Bella Beauty (Up to 51% Off)

Bella Beauty

Farmington

Young girls can play dress-up while attending tea parties or learning to decorate cupcakes

$45 $22

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Four Private Instrument Lessons at The Woodshed (45% Off)

The Woodshed

South Windsor

From the merchant: Professional drum lessons for students of all ages, levels and abilities in all styles of music on pro drum gear.

$108 $59

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Two 60-Minute Jump Passes with Skysocks at Sky Zone (41% Off). Two Options Available.

Sky Zone

Wallingford Center

After putting on cozy skysocks, guests jump on wall-to-wall trampolines and tumble into foam pits

$32 $19

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Admission for Two or Four at Barnes Museum (40% Off)

The Barnes Museum

Southington

Home dating to 1836 presents a glimpse into Southington’s past with antique furniture and clothing, Civil War letters, and restored gardens

$10 $6

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Urban Survival and Citizen Preparedness Training Session for 1, 2, or 4 at Wilderness Survival (Up to 54% Off)

Urban Survivor

Multiple Locations

Urban survival course covers essential skills to help prepare for different emergencies or natural disasters

$75 $36

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Admission or Class at Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

Windsor

Museum follows the evolution of electronic communication from early radio and telegraph to modern television and computers

$14 $7

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Three Private Guitar or Drum Lessons or a Rock 'n' Roll Birthday Party at Corner Music (Up to 54% Off)

Corner Music

Old Saybrook Center

Music retail outlet hosts private lessons for guitar or drums, as well as kids' birthday parties with live music

$199 $99

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Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 46% Off)

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Asylum Hill

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

$36 $20

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Admission for Four to Timexpo: The Timex Museum (Up to $24 Value)

Timexpo: The Timex Museum

Waterbury

Explore all the ways Timex revolutionized timekeeping and the local area by participating in interactive and educational exhibits

$24 $14

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Ice Skating with Skate Rentals for Two or Four at SoNo Ice House (Up to 66% Off)

SoNo Ice House

South Norwalk

Groups of two or four hit the ice on state-of-the-art rinks with decks

$28 $10

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Ice Skating for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Skate Rental at Danbury Arena (Up to 53% Off)

Danbury Arena

Danbury

Couples and families spend an afternoon or evening skating around the warm, cozy arena; skate rental included

$24 $12

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A Private Music Lesson from Steve Coyne Guitar Lessons (44% Off)

Steve Coyne Guitar Lessons

Devon / Walnut Beach

Introductory guitar lesson with ShredGuy recording artist Steve Coyne

$25 $14

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Admission for Two or Four to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Up to 43% Off)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Asylum Hill

Museum located in the home of the famed American author welcomes visitors with historic artifacts and furnishings

$20 $12

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Membership for Two or Household Membership to Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center (Up to 52% Off)

Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center

Waterford

Historical building perched on Mohawk River houses collection of locally-focused exhibits and artifacts

$30 $15

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One or Two Races for Two People at On Track Karting (Up to 43% Off)

On Track Karting

Brookfield

Eight-minute sessions spent behind the wheel of a performance kart that can reach speeds of up to 40 mph around the 1,800-foot indoor track

$44 $28

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One or Two Races for Two People at On Track Karting (Up to 43% Off)

On Track Karting

On Track Karting -- Brookfield

Eight-minute sessions spent behind the wheel of a performance kart that can reach speeds of up to 40 mph around the 1,800-foot indoor track

$44 $28

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When the drilling of Leduc #1 turned out to be a game-changing discovery of crude oil, it surprised a whole lot of people and essentially put Alberta on the world's map. That was in 1947. Five decades later, Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre was created to showcase the site and its ingenuity, as well as Canada's oil industry.

Here, science and discovery blend into one exciting experience stretched across 80 acres of exhibits, artifacts, and displays. Visitors can feast their eyes on award-winning films, get their hands dirty in an interactive lab, and even take a virtual ride in the world's largest drill bit, which is expected to replace family minivans in the near future. Additionally, tours with industry veterans provide insider facts, and stops to the gift shop ensure memories last long after visits end.

4450 Park Ave
Bridgeport,
CT
US

Seasoned boat captains and crustacean prospectors Sig Hansen, Johnathan Hillstrand, and Andy Hillstrand gather to share with audience members their tales of struggle and survival during crab season on the high seas, as partly documented by the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Fishing the Bering Sea in the middle of winter demands strong wills—which can come together in times of treacherous weather and 100-foot waves or come to blows about who performs better in the three-legged crabwalk race. Selected audience members will also have the chance to don the survival suits from the Time Bandit. Following the story-swapping and previously unreleased video footage, greenhorns and avid fans will have the opportunity to launch questions at the captains, wave giant foam claws, and learn how to communicate in claw-snap Morse code.

501 Crescent Street
New Haven,
CT
US

Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

61 Savitt Way
Hartford,
CT
US

Relaxing and working out don't usually go hand-in-hand, but things aren't usual at The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers. As soon as visitors set foot in the Mind Body Studio, they're set at ease by a modern lounge area, which boasts sleek bamboo floors, exposed brick walls, and sprigs of verdant plants. Inside the workout space, classes such as yoga and the barre method emphasize the mind-body connection. The Nalini Method classes also push students toward inner harmony with a combination of Pilates, aerobics, barre work, and yoga, helping students de-stress while toning limbs and burning calories without ever tossing any cheesecakes into open flames.

1 Blachley Road
Stamford,
CT
US

The supportive staff of personal trainers, boot-camp instructors, and nutrition coaches at Infinity Fitness may be quick to give clients technical tips regarding exercise, but they’re even quicker to give words of encouragement. This kind of engagement helps exercisers get the most out of the gym’s offerings, which include boot-camp workouts as well as private and semiprivate personal-training sessions that track results five different ways. As noted on the website, staff members view clients as “walking billboards” for their programs' effectiveness. In return, the staff asks only that clients work hard and stand for weeks at a time by the highway.

70 Pine St
New Canaan,
CT
US

Laser Planet's sprawling facility hosts a trio of attractions: laser tag, black-light mini golf, and an arcade. Competitors don vests and equip their laser-emitting weapons before heading into the multi-level laser-tag arena, where they'll be met with techno music, fog, and strobe lights, as they navigate corridors and attempt to tag the other team in a game of PowerPoint de la muerte. Or, they can head to the mini-golf arena, where black lights illuminate bright colors, aliens, and astronauts positioned around the 10-hole course. Elsewhere, a video arcade presents digital challenges, as players grab joysticks and mash buttons gleefully. Additionally, Laser Planet also offers a host of parties and events, ranging from all-night lock-ins, to corporate team building, to birthdays.

2457 E Main St
Waterbury,
CT
US