Maritime Aquarium Norwalk IMAX® Theater Humpback Whales

01/08/2016 to 05/26/2016

10 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

11 a.m. and 2 & 4 p.m. daily. Swim, dive, leap and sing among some of the largest animals on Earth in this exciting IMAX movie that's better than any whale watch you've ever been on! This appealing film takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the Kingdom of Tonga for a close-up look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.

Housatonic River Adventure

04/22/2016 to 05/01/2016

Cornwall Bridge, CT

To commemorate its 75th Anniversary and celebrate the many partners who protect the river, the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) is hosting the Housatonic River Adventure, a 10-day Source to Sound paddle trip, from April 22 to May 1, 2016. Celebrations and educational programs along the journey will connect thousands to the beautiful river that runs through the Litchfield Hills and Fairfield County. Many partner organizations from the surrounding watershed will join HVA for this historic river adventure. Registration, required for paddling, can be done online starting March 1. For more information, or to sponsor the trip, visit www.hvatoday.org.

IMAX® SPACE MOVIE, “A BEAUTIFUL PLANET,” at Maritime Aquarium Norwalk

04/29/2016 to 06/30/2016

10 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700.

"A Beautiful Planet" is a breathtaking giant-screen portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion – a direct visualization of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet. The movie reminds us that, as we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home.Show times from April 29 to May 26 are 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m. daily in Connecticut's largest IMAX Theater. From May 27 to June 30, the film will show daily at noon. (Confirm times before you come at www.maritimeaquarium.org.)

Wilton GO GREEN Festival

05/01/2016

Main Street, Wilton, CT 06897.

Join us around the Town Green and Wilton Library May Day 5K Run--Lace up your sneakers and join the May Day 5K Run. The race begins at 10:30 at the Library parking lot and continues onto the bucolic Norwalk River Valley Trail. Registration is $25 and benefits the NRVT. Awards will be presented to the top 5 male and female runners!. Learn more and register. Explore, experience, enjoy. More than 80 exhibitors, including farmers and purveyors of handmade goods, will gather around the Town Green and Library sharing their sustainability knowledge and products. Enjoy fabulous green shopping and learn how to bring the earth-friendly, money-saving benefits of sustainable living home. Cyril the Sorcerer: Cyril the Sorcerer beguiles young and old in ways that enchant, entertain and educates, illuminating the wonders of our planet and the powers we have to protect it. Stop by the Town Green Gazebo from noon until 1:30 for some magic and storytelling for a day of discovery, learning, entertainment and family fun!Pooches on parade. Cheer on your favorite canine conservationists at the much loves dog parade at 2:00 p.m. Register your pooch anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for this fun and furry promenade through town center. Pets enjoy prizes and treats! Electric cars with style. Watch the Westport Electric Car Club Rally Finish and awards presentation, and check out dozens of gleaming, energy-efficient vehicles, including Teslas and BMW electric vehicles. Live music to feed your soul. "Condor" takes flight. Don't miss the extraordinary replica of Gustav Whitehead's plane, "Condor," purported to be the first in flight, predating the Wright Brothers by two years. The plane will be on display in the Library parking lot. Living large with less For those seeking ways to lower their carbon footprint and embrace the conservation credo, Less is More!, the Festival offers an opportunity to explore what life might be like living in a tiny house.

Bruce Museum Sunday Family Gallery Tours.

05/01/2016 to 05/15/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

Sundays, May 1, 8, 15, 11:30 - 12:15 pm. Family Gallery Tours. An interactive, discussion-based tour of the museum's collections and exhibitions led by a museum educator. Free with admission, no registration required. Designed for ages 6-10 and their families.

Bruce First Sunday Bird Walk & Sunday Science Series

05/01/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

9:00 – 11:15 am. First Sunday Bird Walk. Meet near southern concession at Greenwich Point Park. Join a leisurely walk around the Point to view birds in their habitats. Bring binoculars. Free. All levels of expertise welcome. Information: 203-219-1963. 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Science Sunday: Long Island Sound Life. A drop-in program designed for children ages 4 and up and their families. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects while partaking in fun, kid-friendly experiments, projects and crafts inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions. Free with admission and no advance registration required.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - Earth Day Family Volunteer Project - Invasive Plant Species Removal

05/01/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203.322.1646.

9:30 am - Noon Get the family outdoors to celebrate Earth Day and support the SM&NC! Join us for a "garlic mustard pull" to remove this invasive plant from our trails and woods. This opportunity is open to volunteers age 11 and older (ages 11 - 14 must be accompanied by an adult). Advance registration is requested. For more information or to register, please contact Cathryn Oulighan, Volunteer & Community Relations Manager, at 203.977.6530 or volunteer@stamfordmuseum.org.

Earth Day Family Volunteer Project - Invasive Plant Species Removal

05/01/2016 to 05/01/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6530.

Get the family outdoors to celebrate Earth Day and support the SM&NC! Join us for a "garlic mustard pull" to remove this invasive plant from our trails and woods. This opportunity is open to volunteers age 11 and older (ages 11 - 14 must be accompanied by an adult). Advance registration is requested. For more information or to register, please contact Cathryn Oulighan, Volunteer & Community Relations Manager, at 203.977.6530 or volunteer@stamfordmuseum.org.

Sunday Explorers

05/01/2016 to 05/01/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

Sundays, May 1 - May 22, Noon - 4 pm (no program 5/15)
Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for the spring. Join us for a weekly hike on our trails or for a chance to meet or feed some of our Heckscher WILD! animals. Explore Heckscher Farm as we greet goats, plant in our garden, and peek into barns to see if any baby animals were born. Visit the Overbrook Nature Center for some great self-guided crafts, additional animals, and exhibits too!
Schedule of Events
Noon - 4 pm Self-guided crafts
1 pm Guided Hike
1:30 pm Animal Meet & Greet
2:30 pm Explore the Farm (meet at chicken coop)
3 pm Animal Meet & Greet
Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org
* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Bruce Museum - Bruce Beginnings - Tuesdays

05/03/2016 to 05/31/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 11:00 - 11:45 am and 1:00 - 1:45 pm. Bruce Beginnings.
Children ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver explore the Museum's collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. Free with admission, no registration required. Changing topics weekly: Under Water Worlds,Illustration Creation, Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!, Bonjour!, Electricity