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What to do with kids this weekend in SW Connecticut

Read on to find out about the tons of activities for kids to do this weekend in Fairfield County

Weekend Highlights for March 28 - March 30 for Fairfield County families:

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Friday!


Open Play at Whippersnapper's Play Gym in Cheshire: Whippersnapper's Open play is available to members and non-members. Open play is not monitored by staff. You may use the gym and the equipment that is in the gym as you wish (within gym rules) and you must stay with your children.


Jump N Jam Teen Jump at Pump It Up Norwalk: Jump-n-Jam features Special Effect Glow Light, Karaoke, Competitions & Glow Money redeemable for promotional prizes. If you want to GLOW be sure to wear white, tie dye or neon clothing. Neon nail polish, headbands and socks also look great.


The Easter Bunny Visits Stamford Town Center Mall! The Easter Bunny is available March 28 through April 19 in Grand Court at the Stamford Town Center Mall! Bring your kids for a visit and photo opportunity with this famous creature during regular mall hours.


Observatory Visitors' Night at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center: View the sky through a 22-inch research telescope, weather permitting, at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. The Stamford Observatory entrance is located off Scofieldtown Road. For GPS users, enter 151 Scofieldtown Road.


Outdoor Adventures: Amphibian Amble at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Grab your flashlights, hiking boots, and discover some of the unique creatures that visit our vernal pools once a year to lay their eggs like wood frogs, American toads, and spotted salamanders.


Indoor Animal Feedings at Earthplace - The Nature Discovery Center: Bring your kids down to Earthplace today and learn all about the resident indoor animals as we go about the important business of feeding them! This fun program is free with admission and does not require registration.



Saturday!


Pony Rides at Horse Listeners Orchard! Kids love ponies! Bring them to Horse Listeners Orchard for a fun afternoon Pony Ride around the farm. Visit the petting zoo, check out the pond and enjoy the great outdoors!


Pirate Schmirate! A New Musical! at Pantochino Productions Inc.. Ahoy! Follow a bevy of beauteous lady pirates who discover and island of handsome princes in this laugh-out-loud funny new musical for the entire family! The action spills into the aisles in this 'panto' style adventure by Bert Bernardi & Justin Rugg


The Mishaps of Miss Hops: A Bunny's Tale at The Bijou Theatre. The Mishaps of Miss. Hops: A Bunny’s Tale!


Family Hiking Club at Rye Nature Center. Put on your hiking boots and explore the forest with the whole family.


NanoFestival at Stepping Stones! Join us for NanoFestival where you can find out how the smallest things make a big difference in our world. Explore nano-scale science, technology and engineering through hands-on activities and a live performance of Attack of the Nanoscientist.


Dino Egg-stravaganza at the Peabody Museum: Celebrate the opening of Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies. Tiny Titans offers a rare look at the lives of dinosaurs—the babies behind the beasts. We’ll have games, crafts, storytelling (11:30 and 12:30), and an egg-cellent scavenger hunt!


Teddy Bear Health Clinic at Imagine Nation Museum. Bring your Teddy in for a checkup!


NASA Space Day at the Connecticut Science Center! Enjoy spacey fun! Celebrate with prizes, games, a K'NEX rocket challenge and more. Eat astronaut ice cream, see a real NASA space suit, & participate in Live Science demonstrations about our Solar System. Younger space fans will love storytime.


Free Syrup Making Tours at Woodbury Sugar Shed - call ahead to make sure: Open for free maple syrup making tours during the month of March. We recommend calling ahead to make sure we are in operation for that particular day.


Easter Party at The Children's Place in Westfield Trumbull Shopping Mall: Hop your way in to The Children's Place from 12pm - 4pm on Saturday, March 29th for sweet treats and special deals. We'll be offering 20% off your entire purchase all day! Don't miss this great opportunity to pick out the perfect outfit for Easter!


Doktor Kaboom at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Doktor Kaboom! performs an original interactive Science Comedy show for audiences of all ages.


Robin Hood at Downtown Cabaret Theatre. Friendship, fun and foolery run rampant in this new Cabaret version!


Beginning Birdwatching at Westmorland Sanctuary. The birds are on their spring time travels, and Westmoreland is full of activity! Come join our staff to learn some of the basics of watching birds.



Sunday!


Animals of the Dark Family Day at Bruce Museum. Explore the exhibition In The Dark! Make your own night-creature crafts in the workshop! Live Night Creatures 2 & 4 PM with animal specialist Rob Mies, Organization for Bat Conservation. For students of all abilities ages 5 years and up.


Bridgeport Sound Tigers Take on the Hartford Wolf Pack: Bring your family to the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport to catch a fast-paced, high energy Sound Tigers game! Nothing beats hockey for having fun with your kids!


Chocolate Factory Experience Tour of Fascia's Chocolates! Come to Fascia's Chocolates factory for a tour you won't forget! Check out the manufacturing process and learn how chocolate is made! Of course, you'll sample chocolate and even make your OWN chocolate bar! RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED.


Solar System Sunday at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center: After viewing NASA's images in our newest exhibition, take a trip through the solar system and night sky in our planetarium! Programs have limited seating; doors will open 15 minutes before program start time. Recommended for ages 5 and up.


Sesame Friends: Meet, Greet and Sing-A-Long at Silvermine Arts Center: See our Sesame Friends at Silvermine! Create your own puppet, then have a fun Sing-A-Long with our Sesame Friends, followed by Birthday cupcake decorating! Join in the fun as we kick-off the celebration of this special birthday!


Underwater Exploration at Westmorland Sanctuary. It’s warming up, which means the pond is becoming alive with life! Join our staff as we investigate what goes on under Betchel Lake. Discover tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs, and much more! Be prepared to get wet and muddy!


Silent Slapstick at the Stamford Center for the Arts - Palace Theatre! Your kids will laugh themselves silly at this program of ’20s comedy films! Lincoln Center’s famous silent film accompanist/historian Ben Model will introduce families to 3 short slapstick silent comedies!


FEEDING FUN at Greenburgh Nature Center. It is mealtime for our animals. Come see what's on the menu and learn a bit about how we keep the critters healthy!


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