THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK and MTA

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.
Availability: Seven days a week(except Thanksgiving and Christmas Days) Yearround
Cost: Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $39; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $33.50; youths 12-17, $37.50; children 5-11, $16.50; children 3-4, $14.50; children under 3, free.

Affordable family adventure close to home. A quick walk from the train station and you can get close to animals of Long Island Sound and beyond. Touch a shark, watch a seal show, see otters, jellyfish, frogs, giant halibut and tiny seahorses. Your ticket includes a classic IMAX movie on a screen six stories tall. See humpback whales, monarch butterflies and baby orangutans. Stroll the surrounding SoNo neighborhood with waterfront dining, eclectic restaurants, clubs, shops, art galleries and more. For more information including schedules of special exhibits, IMAX movie shows and times, educational programs and more, call 203-852-0700

Cornwall Inn Ski Escape

270 Kent Road, South, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860.672.6884.
Availability: Nov.-March
Cost: $370 for two people in a standard room with a queen or king bed. Add $20 for a double room with two queen beds. Rate subject to 15% CT sales/occupancy tax.

Just Eight Miles from Mohawk Ski Area, the Cornwall Inn is the CLOSEST country inn to the mountain. Ourfamily friendly rooms are clean and comfortable. Also, we have a spacious common area to gather by the fire after a long day of skiing. Perfect overnight package for beginner skiers! The package includes: ONE NIGHT STAY – A cozy standard room with queen bed, private bath, cable tv, telephone and free wireless access. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – Enjoy a hearty continental breakfast SKI/SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LIFT TICKET 90 MINUTE LESSON

Metro North to Bruce Museum

1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
Availability: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Year-round
Cost: Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $21.50; seniors, persons with disabilities, individuals receiving Medicare, $16.50; children 5-11, $5; children under 5, free. Visit website for pricing at other stations.

Year-round. Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With more than a dozen changing exhibitions a year of art and science as well as permanent exhibition galleries geared for the entire family to enjoy, the Bruce Museum lives up to its name as the jewel of Greenwich, Connecticut. There is always something new to see at the Bruce Museum, which is conveniently located near Metro-North's Greenwich Station and a short block from shopping and dining excellence on famous Greenwich Avenue. Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master(January 21 - May 21, 2017); Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum's Art Collection (February 11 - June 11, 2017); Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945-1980 (February 18 - June 4, 2017); Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs (through July 16, 2017);

Sheffield Island Lighthouse BBQ

4 North Water St., Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.
Availability: July 16 and Aug. 13
Cost: $55 pp

Two Dates Only: July 16 and August 13. Boat leaves dock at 5 pm and returns at 9:30 pm. New this year, visitors can board the Norwalk Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to Sheffield Island Lighthouse for a BBQ! Menu Pulled Pork, Sliced BBQ Steak, BBQ Chicken, Corn On The Cob, Tomato Salad, Orzo Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Watermelon, soft drinks.