Maritime Aquarium Norwalk Marine Life Encounter Cruises

07/19/2017 to 08/31/2017

10 North Water Street , Norwalk, CT

Nearly daily at 1 p.m. in July & August. No cruises on Tuesdays. Our signature cruise! Dioscover marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. We utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, trawl net and biodredge that generally bring up a variety of fish, crabs, mollusks and more right out of Long Island Sound right before your eyes! A videomicroscope tied to a giant-screen monitor and a large touch tank on board enhance observations. 2.5 hours. Tickets are $29.95 ($24.95 for Aquarium members). Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Capacity is limited. "Walk-up" tickets will be sold, space permitting. Reserve your tickets by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" button or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Bruce Beginnings Tuesdays

08/01/2017 to 08/29/2017

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

Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 11:00 - 11:45 am and 1:00 - 1:45 pm. Changing topics weekly: Exploring Color, Sunny Days, Making Prints, A Closer Look, People in Portraits. Children, ages 2½ - 5, and their caregivers are encourages to explore the museum's collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. Free with admission, no advanced registration required.

Norwalk Seaport Association Cruise to Sheffield Island August

08/01/2017 to 08/31/2017

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.

In August visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations. Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage. Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended. Round-trip ferry tickets are $25.00 adults ... $15.00 children ages 4-12 ... FREE children ages 3 and younger. Check website for dates and times. Most days the vessel goes out at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm. Tickets online or by phone. Reservations suggested.

Greenwich Historical Society Gallery Tour - Sundays and Wednesdays

08/02/2017 to 08/30/2017

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899.

Aug. 2,6,9,13,16,20,23,27,30. Gallery Tour Every Wed. and Sun. at 12:15pm join us in the Storehouse Gallery for a docent-led tour of our current exhibition. These informal, 20- to 30-minute docent-led gallery tours will focus on exhibition highlights, themes, and background stories that provide a framework for better understanding the art and objects on display. Docents will also answer questions and help you zero in on particular points of interest. These value-added tours are included in the price of admission.

Stepping Stones Museum For Children Wed. Programs

08/02/2017 to 08/30/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

Toddler Tales at 9:45 a.m. Aug. 2,9,16,23,30.

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk TGIF Cruises

08/04/2017 to 08/25/2017

10 North Water Street , Norwalk, CT

Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. Start your weekend off with a fun relaxing boat ride out to the Norwalk islands. 90 minutes. Aquarium educators will point out sights and wildlife. Get back in time to enjoy a late dinner or evening out with friends ... all just steps away ... in SoNo! Food & drink is not available for purchase on the boat. You may bring food and beverages in a small bag or soft-sided cooler. Glass bottles are prohibited. Reminder that all passengers must be over 42 inches tall. Cost: $29.95 ($19.95 for members). Space is limited. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Reserve your tickets by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" button or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk Sunset Cruises Saturdays at 7

08/05/2017 to 08/26/2017

10 North Water Street , Norwalk, CT

Enjoy a fun relaxing boat tour out to the Norwalk islands timed to include the setting sun and – providing cooperation beyond our control – a dazzling western sky reflecting on the water. Aquarium educators will point out sights and wildlife. 90 minutes.
Food & drink is not available for purchase on the boat. You may bring food and beverages in a small bag or soft-sided cooler. Glass bottles are prohibited. Reminder that all passengers must be over 42 inches tall. Cost: $29.95 ($19.95 for members). Space is limited. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Reserve your tickets by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" button or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tours - Sundays

08/06/2017 to 08/27/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203 . 413 . 6756.

Sundays, August 6, 13, 20, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm. Family Gallery Tours. Interactive, discussion-based tours of current exhibitions, designed for ages 6-10 with family. Free with admission, no registration required.

Westport Country Play House - Appropriate

08/15/2017 to 09/02/2017

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 888-927-7529.

By the 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient. Every family has its secrets. When the Lafayette children gather to catalogue their recently deceased father's Arkansas estate, a gruesome relic of his haunted past is unearthed. As a family feud erupts, they struggle to come to terms with their shameful and uncomfortable legacy. In the great American tradition of family dramas, from Long Day's Journey Into Night to August: Osage County, this bitingly funny and subversive award-winning play unleashes a series of jaw-dropping surprises.

Beardsley Zoo Scarecrows on Parade 2017

08/16/2017 to 10/29/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Get involved in our 10th annual competition! We give you the materials, you create the design. Or, become a sponsor. Scarecrows on display Oct. 16-31. Guest voting is Oct. 29 during Boo at the Zoo. Winners will be chosen in the following categories Best Traditional Harvest,  Best Animal-Related,  Best Whimsical (Celebrity/Fantasy/Fun!), Best In Show. ONE Best In Show Winner will receive a pizza party on the Zoo, and be featured on the Zoo's website and Facebook page!  ALL participating classrooms will receive complimentary children's admission to the Zoo to view their creations on display (valid through December 1, 2017 and cannot be combined with other offers