Sightseeing in North Branford

Flying Lesson at Icon Aviation Group, LLC (Up to 67% Off)

Icon Aviation Group, LLC

Multiple Locations

Take to the skies with a licensed certified flight instructor and log your journey in the accompanying logbook

$299.25 $99

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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 $11

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Membership for Two or Household Membership to Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center (Up to 60% Off)

Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center

Waterford

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

$30 $12

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Chocolate Experience and Tour for Two or Four at Fascia’s Chocolates (Up to 48% Off)

Fascia's Chocolates

Waterbury

Learn about where chocolate comes from, participate in tastings, make a chocolate bar with custom toppings, and enjoy gelato made on-site.

$26 $15

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Admission for Two or Four to New Britain Museum of American Art (Up to 54% Off)

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain

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

$24 $11

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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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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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Museum Admission or a Birthday Party at The New England Carousel Museum (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

Connecticut Carousel Museum

Bristol

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

$19 $8.50

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Ancient Burying Ground Tour or Architectural Walking Tour for Four from Wethersfield Historical Society (45% Off)

Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield

Tourists take in various aspects of colonial life in Wethersfield; non-profit, membership-supported organization with a focus on education

$20 $11

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$39 for a One-Year Family Membership for Up to Six at Long Island Science Center ($75 Value)

Long Island Science Center

Riverhead

Admission for one year for up to six people, including family activities such as chicken hatchings, conservation, and dinosaur crafts

$75 $39

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Winery Bike Tour for One or Two with Private Tasting, Lunch, and Souvenirs from Pour & Pedal (Up to 62% Off)

Pour & Pedal Bike Tours

Multiple Locations

Leisurely bike tour boasts tastings at two wineries, wine & cheese pairings, gourmet lunch, access to private barrel room & take-home gifts

$237 $99

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$38 for $75 Worth of Gallery Visits — Jazzmen Music and Gallery

Jazzmen Music And Gallery

West Hartford

From the merchant: Jazzmen Music and Gallery allows you to choose from a variety of Local Artisan Art that is unique to the eye

$75 $38

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$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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Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 51% 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 $18

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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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Admission for Two or a One-Year Family Membership at The Long Island Museum (58% Off)

The Long Island Museum

Stony Brook

Affiliated with the Smithsonian, the museum offers visitors a glimpse of Long Island's past with art, carriages, and cultural artifacts

$18 $7.50

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Wild-Food and Ecology Tour for Two, Four, or Six from "Wildman" Steve Brill (Up to 68% Off)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

$40 $17

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Explore the Stars Astronomy Tour for Two Adults or Children at Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 62% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Lebanon

High-powered laser pointer and large telescope showcase planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy tour

$130 $49

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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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The Shore Line Trolley Museum?founded in 1945?pays tribute to the bygone era of suburban trolleys. In its multisensory collection, the museum boasts nearly 100 vintage trolleys and exhibits chock-full of trolley-related artifacts including tokens, hat badges,and ticket punches.Throughout the year, the museum hosts seasonal events, from haunted trolley rides at Halloween to visits with Santa at Christmas.

17 River St.
East Haven,
CT
US

Something special happened in Connecticut during the early 20th century: artists began flocking to Miss Florence Griswold?s boardinghouse, creating an epicenter of American impressionism in the village of Old Lyme. Today, visitors to the Florence Griswold Museum can explore the same house and grounds, learning about Connecticut's crucial role in American art while dreaming up masterpieces of their own.

  • Size: an 11-acre museum campus with indoor art galleries, gardens, walking trails, and historic buildings
  • Crown Jewel: A National Landmark, the Florence Griswold House once served as a boarding house to more than 200 American artists, some of whom left paintings on the house itself
  • The Art: exhibitions of American art from the 18th to the 20th centuries, featured inside the Krieble Gallery
  • Eye Catcher: a landscape historian and several volunteers have recreated Miss Florence's old-fashioned garden, which was the subject of many paintings
  • Hands-On Activities: guests can pick up "Can You Find Me?" cards to search for key paintings, as well as a scavenger hunt list of objects to look for inside the Florence Griswold House
  • Don't Miss: Stroll along the river until you reach Anticipator, a sculpture that combines three steel limbs and a recycled tree trunk
  • Pro Tips: well-behaved dogs are allowed outside, and artists can bring along their tools to paint the scenery
  • Special Programs: art lectures, crafting events, seasonal festivals, and signature Make-a-Painting Sunday events
96 Lyme St.
Old Lyme,
CT
US

The Connecticut River spans 410 miles from the border of Canada to Long Island Sound. Inside the Connecticut River Museum, visitors can span that space through exhibits that tell the stories of the river and the people who have lived along it. Aerial photographs and a large mural depict the evolution of the river communities through time, and the “On the Great River” exhibit showcases the early history of the river through artifacts and works of art. A reproduction of David Bushnell’s “Turtle” allows visitors to get up close to the submarine, turn the propeller, and pump the ballast intake. A huge mural, cannonballs, and ship fragments recall the night in April, 1814 when British forces traveled upriver and burned the privateer fleet in Essex. The river played a key role in the development of towns and cities in New England, providing everything as transportation routes to waterpower.

Along with long term and special exhibits, the Museum offers educational programs for adults and children as well as seasonal boat cruises up the River. Cruises travel along the lower river valley, labeled one of America’s last great places by the Nature Conservancy.

67 Main St
Essex,
CT
US

Timexpo: Inside a brass mill built in 1854, the Timex Museum traces the story of the famous watch brand and its impact on modern timekeeping, starting from its inception as Waterbury Clock Company in 1854. Here, visitors learn about the heritage of Timex through modern and interactive exhibits and discover how the watch company turned Waterbury into a landmark.

  • Size: three floors of time-related exhibits
  • Eye Catcher: a vast collection of clocks and pocket watches, all manufactured in Waterbury since the mid-1800s, when everyone stopped wearing their wall clocks on neck chains
  • Permanent Mainstay: an exhibit focusing on the ever-popular vintage Timex torture-test ads and their famous slogan "Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'"
  • Don't Miss: though seemingly unrelated to timepieces, the Time Tunnel archaeology exhibit is based on discoveries of explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who found interesting and peculiar connections between seemingly disparate cultures
  • Hidden Gem: the company's iconic Mickey Mouse watches are highlighted in their own exhibit
  • Hands-On Experiments: guests can decorate and assemble a working clock or participate in an assembly line and create a paper wristwatch
  • Pro Tip: at the museum store, you can not only buy Timex watches, but also get your watch battery or strap replaced
  • While You?re in the Neighborhood: the American Clock & Watch Museum in nearby Bristol also keeps a collection of pieces from Waterbury Clock Company
175 Union St
Waterbury,
CT
US

“Other communities looking to establish museums preserving their regional culture and history would do well to visit The Mattatuck Museum,” raves the New England Travels about the Connecticut treasure. The Museum’s educational programs, rotating exhibits, and permanent collections showcasing over 2,000 works of American art focus on preserving and sharing Connecticut’s cultural history. Members receive free admission and discounts on programs and events including readings of Shakespearian plays, walking tours of local neighborhoods, regular live jazz performances, and field trips to go bully Rhode Island, Connecticut’s diminutive neighbor.

144 W Main St
Waterbury,
CT
US

Founded in 1903, New Britain Museum of American Art was designated the first museum in the country to be dedicated exclusively to American artwork. Upon its founding, wealthy industrialist John Butler Talcott endowed the museum with a hefty sum of gold bonds and bottled phoenix tears with which to purchase modern oil paintings. The collection blossomed to include other artistic media over time, and it now consists of more than 10,000 works spanning more than three centuries of American creative endeavor. The museum's permanent collections showcase works by noted American artists ranging from Norman Rockwell to John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt to Georgia O'Keeffe. Along with rotating exhibitions and borrowed collections, the museum showcases work by emerging artists.

56 Lexington St
New Britain,
CT
US