Kids Activities in North End

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

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Asylum Hill

$20 $12

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

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

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Asylum Hill

$36 $20

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

Two-Hour Bowling Package for 2, 4, or 6, or Party for Up to 12 at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

East Hartford

$51 $30

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

$15 for $25 Worth of Rides and Games at Nomads Adventure Quest

Nomads Adventure Quest

South Windsor

$25 $15

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50+ arcade games, black-light mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars, spinning teacups, and basketball at family-fun center

Three Games of Bowling with Shoes for Two, Four, or Six at Revolutions Bowling & Lounge (Up to 54% Off)

Revolutions Bowling & Lounge

South Windsor

$42 $21

This lounge-like bowling alley features club-like seating, live DJs, a lounge, and TVs broadcasting sporting events and music videos

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

$14 $7

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

One or Two Months of Music Lessons for Any Instrument at The Music Score (Up to 63% Off)

The Music Score

Rocky Hill

$120 $49

Trained musicians teach students age five or older how to play instruments such as the piano or violin; all skill levels are welcome

Admission for Two or Four to New Britain Museum of American Art (Up to 48% Off)

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain

$24 $13

Collection of 10,000 works of art includes oils, acrylics, and sculptures culled from more than 300 years of American artistic endeavors

Black-Light Mini Golf for 2, 4, or Up to 12 at Canton Indoor Golf Center (Up to 50% Off)

Canton Indoor Golf Center

Canton

$15.90 $8

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The colorful, pirate-themed corridors of Glow Cove challenge golfers with 18 glow-in-the-dark holes

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

Barnes Museum

Southington

$10 $6

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

Two or Four One-Hour Music Lessons, or Two One-Hour Studio Sessions at LMI Studio (Up to 51% Off)

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

$90 $45

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

Museum Admission or a Birthday Party at The New England Carousel Museum (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

The New England Carousel Museum

Bristol

$19 $10

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Visitors see vintage carousels and a working Carousel; birthday parties include a carousel ride and themed craft

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Visit for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Basketball Hall of Fame

Forest Park

$42 $19

40,000-sq.-ft. basketball haven houses shrines to more than 300 Hall of Famers, 70+ interactive exhibits, and a full-size court for practice

Two Games of Bowling With Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Wallingford Bowl (Up to 64% Off)

Wallingford Bowl

Wallingford Center

$23 $11

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This bowling alley boasts 40 synthetic lanes with automatic scoring systems, as well as an arcade, snack bar, and a bar and lounge

$38 for Two Summer All-Day Passes at CoCo Key Water Resort ($68 Value)

CoCo Key Water Resort

Waterbury

$68 $38

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Passes grant all-day access to attractions such as water slides, water basketball, and an arcade

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

AMF Chicopee Lanes

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$59 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Falcetti Music ($131 Value)

Falcetti Music

Springfield

$131 $59

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four or Rink Rental for 35 at Northford Ice Pavilion (Up to 57% Off)

Northford Ice Pavilion

North Branford

$24 $12

Pairs or groups of 4 or 35 enjoy hours of ice-skating, complete with skate rentals

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

Friendly Fire Game Center

Storrs

$20 $11

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

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

Timexpo: The Timex Museum

Waterbury

$24 $14

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

Birthday Party Package for Up to 12 Children at Rolling Acres (Up to 47% Off)

Rolling Acres

Southampton

$195 $109

Parties celebrate birthdays with seasonal activities, including water tag during summer months and a corn maze during autumn months

Open Bounce, Preschool Playdates, or Birthday Parties at BounceU (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

BounceU

North Branford

$12 $6

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

Oktoberfest Package with Rides, Dinner, and Beer for 1, 2, or 4 at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark (Up to 40% Off)

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

Middlebury

$35.50 $25

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After spending the day on thrilling rides and coasters, enjoy a German dinner and some beer or soda amidst live music and dancing

Pumpkin Patch Event for Two or Four at The Shore Line Trolley Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Shore Line Trolley Museum

East Haven

$20 $10

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Celebrate autumn by riding a vintage trolley to a pumpkin patch, where kids can get their faces painted and choose a pumpkin to take home

Two or Four Indoor-Playground Admissions at Stay and Play (50% Off)

Stay and Play

Old Saybrook

$9 $4.50

Specially designed indoor playground features twisting slides, a rope bridge, and a game room for the older kids

One or Two Races for Two or Four at Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting (Up to 51% Off)

Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting

Hatfield

$50 $30

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Drivers zip around the 1,000-foot-long track in Sodi GT5 karts

Museum Visit for Four or "Dickinsons in Love" Event for Two at Emily Dickinson Museum (Up to 40% Off)

Emily Dickinson Museum

Amherst Center

$48 $29

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Tour Emily Dickinson's estate to learn about her life and works, or attend a wine-and-cheese reception exploring 19th-century romance

Admission to Corn Maze and Apples for Two, Four, or Six at Scott’s Yankee Farmer (Up to 64% Off)

Scott's Yankee Farmer

East Lyme

$14 $7

Corn field sculpted into a maze in the shape of a Viking helmet challenges friends and families to find their way out

Two Games of Bowling with Shoes for Two, Four, or Six at Lore Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Lore's Lanes

New Milford

$28 $14

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

Open Bounce, Preschool Playdates, or Birthday Parties at BounceU (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

BounceU

Stratford

$10 $5

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

Two or Four Kids' Open-Bounce Visits at Fun Factor (50% Off)

Fun Factor Brookfield

Brookfield

$22 $11

Kids bound over inflated obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles while parents watch nearby; toddler area contains age-appropriate toys

$18 for Four Rounds of Mini Golf at Monster Mini Golf ($36 Value)

Monster Mini Golf

Danbury

$36 $18

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Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit, indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, and animated props

$20 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling for Up to Six with Shoe Rentals at Mohegan Bowl ($39.95 Value)

Mohegan Bowl

Mohegan Bowl-A-Drome

$39.95 $20

Two hours of group play atop one of 20 automatically scored candlepin lanes

Ice Skating for Two, Four, or Six with Skate Rental, Popcorn, and Hot Chocolate at Danbury Ice Arena (Up to 60% Off)

Danbury Ice Arena

Danbury

$29 $14

Families spend an afternoon skating around the icy arena and break to snack on popcorn and hot chocolate

Kids' Skating Class at Winter Garden Ice Arena (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Winter Garden Ice Arena

Ridgefield

$40.12 $20

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

Worcester Historical Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight (50% Off)

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

$20 $10

Library with 7,000 titles and exhibits with items such as Civil War–era diaries and colonial weapons highlight Worcester history

60- or 90-Minute On-Location Bubble-and-Music Party for Kids from Worcester Bubble Parties (Up to 60% Off)

Worcester Bubble Parties

On Location

$250 $99

Bubbles billow around while kids do the limbo, hula hoop, and enjoy interactive games

$20 for $50 Worth of Arcade Games at Jillian's of Worcester

Jillian's of Worcester

Worcester

$50 $20

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More than 40 games including air hockey, brand-new high-def arcade games & skee-ball alongside kitchen serving pizzas & paninis

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Amped Music School (Up to 56% Off)

Amped Music School

Wyoming

$40 $20

Instructors teach guitar, piano, drums, or vocals in one-on-one lessons

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At Keney Golf Course, players follow an emerald track chiseled into the heavily wooded terrain of the 694-acre Keney Park. Devereaux Emmet and Alfred M. Tull unveiled their course design in 1927, inviting golfers to challenge their skills on the 18-hole, 6,014-yard layout. Along the way, golfers encounter an intersecting stream, dense forest groves, and a cemetery that borders several holes, but none of the quicksand bunkers incorporated by the original architects.

Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 70 * Total length of 6,014 yards from the back tees * Rating of 68.1 from the back tees * Slope of 115 from the back tees * Three sets of tees

280 Tower Ave
Hartford,
CT
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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
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Hartford Symphony Orchestra's St. Patrick's Day Celebration regales ears with classic Celtic tunes commemorating the feast of Ireland's patron saint. Visiting from his usual perch at the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerald Steichen leads an army of instruments as it elevates the shimmering tenor of veteran singer Robert White, who has been nourishing auditory synapses since his radio debut in 1948. White fills listeners with Irish pride until they burst with clover leaves by belting out such distinctly Hibernian tunes as "Danny Boy," a slow, anthemic composition that resonates in the hearts of Irish emigrants. Renowned Irish fiddler Jeanne Freeman also fuels high-octane jigs with skills gleaned from County Donegal native P.V. O'Donnell.

99 Pratt St
Hartford,
CT
US

Today, science lets children as young as 7 years old stand in the eye of a hurricane and fly over the surface of Mars—at least at the Connecticut Science Center. The multi-sensory center encourages all ages to explore the exciting side of natural and man-made phenomena. Whether they're braving gale-force winds in the hurricane simulator or engaging with exotic critters in the live animal touch tanks, visitors play an active role in the center's more than 150 hands-on exhibits. In the Sight and Sound Experience, adventurers feel sound vibrations, experiment with lasers and movement, and hear light, whereas Planet Earth encourages them to probe for fossils in a real seabed core. Exploring Space journeys outside the atmosphere with moon rocks and an up-close visit to a black hole, before Invention Dimension, which features LEGOs, returns to Earth so that fledgling engineers can build their own Rube Goldberg machine without the calculating the effects of zero gravity.

Recently, the center welcomed its newest resident: a sound-equipped animatronic dilophosaurus, whose reptilian movements and noises recreate the goosebumps felt during the species's starring role in Jurassic Park. Robotics also play a central role in Forces in Motion, which introduces the fundamentals of engineering and design through the use of sleek, responsive mechanical flyers. The center's dedication to machine life also extends to its partnerships; working with First Niagara Bank Foundation and scientist Tim Gifford, the center sponsors a teen robotics team for camps and competitions.

Beyond the permanent exhibits, the museum is also a frequent stop for headline-grabbing traveling exhibits from around the country; with multiple exhibits coming through every year, no visit is likely to be the same as the last. The center also houses learning areas suited to even smaller guests: in KidSpace, ages 3–6 splash in a water play area, partake in story time, experiment with a wall of magnetic balls, and test their object recognition in searching activities designed by I Spy author Walter Wick. Beyond the exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theatre screens science-focused films, and four educational labs host special events such as summer exploration camps and experiments in cootie vaccination. An on-site café, meanwhile, keeps visitors fueled with dishes made from organic, locally sourced ingredients. All of this academic adventure unfold in the center's sleek building, which honors its green architecture with a rooftop garden boasting panoramic views of Hartford.

250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford,
CT
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As a pioneer of public museums in the United States, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art remains a flagship institution, as evinced by its “Best Museum” win in the Hartford Advocate 's 2010 "Best of Hartford" Reader's Poll. Use your free admission to check out current exhibitions like American Moderns and MATRIX, or survey the Hudson River School paintings, the museum’s most celebrated collection, which captures the untouched beauty of America’s nineteenth century wilds while avoiding the herds of feral Victorians that depleted the Great Plains with their ceaseless grass chewing. A pioneer of avant-garde exhibition, the Wadsworth Museum also boasts some of the first Renaissance works acquired in the United States by Caravaggio, as well as one of the first Surrealist masterpieces by Dalí. The illustrious Spaniard’s “Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach” is a wonderful example of the early 20th century discovery that brains are the same thing as pears.

600 Main St
Hartford,
CT
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Each of the five participating Connecticut Landmarks offers a glimpse inside the domestic lifestyles of the state's early settlers, patriots, and prominent citizens. Grab a three-cornered hat and a nerf musket before storming the grounds of any one of the landmarks with a compatriot, or choose the individual membership for admittance to each house as many times as desired throughout the year. Members also receive a free subscription to the Landmark News newsletter, invitations to special events, a 10% discount on all museum shops, and a discount subscription to Connecticut Explored, a magazine that chronicles Connecticut's history.

396 Main St
Hartford,
CT
US