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mr-snowman-now (2)We’ve got the inside scoop on tons of FREE or low-cost things to do in Connecticut with kids. If you would like us to post a kid-friendly event you’re organizing, just use the “Add Event” link displayed at the bottom of our calendar.

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Upcoming Events:

A BILLION BRICKS 2: LEGO® Trains, Planes and Rocket Ships!

  Saturday, November 22 – January 25, 2015 GO! GO LEGO®! Brick monorails, helicopters, subways, ships, and shuttles will transport your imagination at full speed across a three-dimensional landscape built entirely out of LEGO® bricks. Bill Probert & I LUG (LEGO® Users Group) NY return to the Museum Galleries at the Stamford Museum & Nature [...] Read More »

Chocolate World Expo

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 10 am-7pm 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (extended hours) $15 adults, $10 children ages 3-12 (discounted admission) Chocolate, the Aquarium, and free samples, are ALL included in your admission. The Expo, one of the largest consumer-oriented chocolate events in the United States, will feature some 30+ vendors who will offer FREE [...] Read More »

Annual Big Y “Kids Fair"

WHEN:January 31st -February 1st , 2015 WHERE: Connecticut Convention Center 100 Columbus Boulevard Hartford, CT SHOW HOURS: Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday, 10am to 4pm TICKETS: $10 Adults $5 Kids Fun, entertainment, exhibits, prizes and more are what you’ll get at the BIG Y “KIDS FAIR” , January 31st -February 1st , 2015 at the Connecticut [...] Read More »

Winterfest Hartford

Winterfest is a free skating rink in Hartford’s Bushnell Park open to the public from  11/28 – 2/1 Skate for free 7-days-a-week at the Winterfest ice rink on the east side of Bushnell Park near the Pump House. Come after work, on your lunch break or as a part of a trip downtown to see some [...] Read More »

Ninth Annual No Child Left Inside® Winter Festival

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10 AM to 3 PM. Grab your warm weather gear, bundle up your children and join us for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) No Child Left Inside® ninth annual Winter Festival at Burr Pond State Park, 384 Burr Mountain Road, Torrington. A full range of fun, outdoor [...] Read More »

Winter Vessel Tours at Mystic Seaport

Tours offered weekends, January 3-February 8, 2015 1-2:30 p.m. This winter, go behind the scenes and explore our ships and the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Guided tours will showcase new work on the 1908 steamboat Sabino and our special guest, Plimoth Plantation’s Mayflower II. Take an up-close look at the vessels and listen as [...] Read More »

Holiday Train Show presented by The Connecticut River Museum

November 21, 2014  until February 17, 2015 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm The magic returns with the 21st Annual Holiday Train Show.  The family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout.  Visitors are challenged to complete the [...] Read More »

Winter's Aweigh - Mystic Seaport

February 14 – 16 10 am-4 pm Children receive free admission! Join us during President’s Day Weekend as we celebrate our winter reopening with family-fun activities. All children ages 17 and under will receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Back by popular demand, winter working dogs will visit Mystic Seaport to demonstrate [...] Read More »

Winter Wonderment

Winter Wonderment (Heart Day is Art Day) February 14-15 Saturday, February 14, 3pm Puppet Shows: The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Lion and the Mouse Included with Museum Admission Pumpernickel Puppets Pumpernickel Puppets’ shows are presented with a cast of colorful puppet characters, audience participation, live voices and sound effects and fast-paced scripts that [...] Read More »

The 24th Annual Winter Carnivale

Sunday – February 15, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Main Street, Chester Village Center, Chester, CT Free parking is available at the Water Street and Maple Street parking lots, both are a short walk to the center’s activities. Courtesy shuttle bus into town from commuter lot at exit 6, provided by Chester Village West. [...] Read More »

Dinosaur Days at The Yale Peabody Museum

February 16 – February 20 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm daily Museum admission required From the 150-million-year-old Apatosaurus skeleton in the Great Hall to the award-winning, life-sized sculpture of Torosaurus outside, dinosaurs and the Yale Peabody Museum go hand in hand. Join us during the February school holidays for our annual celebration of paleontology [...] Read More »

Winter Wonderland Children's Ball

  Stepping Stones Museum for Children Calling all little princes and princesses! Saturday, February 21 6:00 – 8:30 pm Stepping Stones transforms into a snow-kissed wonderland to welcome little princes and princesses for a magical evening. Dress up in your finest, learn how to swing dance with Paolo & Laurentina, enjoy “cool” activities and more. [...] Read More »

Lyman's 43rd Annual WinterFest

February 22-23, 2014 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. It’s a Frozen WinterFest! Cure your cabin fever! Enjoy an awesome weekend of indoor and outdoor family-oriented activities at our 43rd Annual WinterFest, the Sweet Spot of Winter Fun! Sing along with and meet Elsa & Anna from Disney® Frozen Come out to meet Elsa, Queen of Arendelle, [...] Read More »

12th Annual Cabin Fever - Charity Chowder Cook Off

Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:00 PM It’s the 12th year for the Olde Mistick Village Annual Charity Chowder Cook-Off – a day filled with family fun and community support! Over 20 restaurants will serve up their signature chowder brew from the warmth of sponsoring shops in the Village. Celebrity judges will choose the winners in [...] Read More »

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