zoos and aquariums are some of the best places for you and your family to get connected to nature and become engaged in conservation action. Not only can you learn how to help protect endangered species and wildlife habitat, but you can also find out about recycling and energy conservation and other ways to help our planet.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a wonderful place to visit – alone or with your family. Spend an hour or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. http://www.beardsleyzoo.org/
Mystic Marinelife Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium, one of America’s leading aquariums, showcases the living collections, science and conservation work of Sea Research through exhibits, demonstrations and educational programs, emphasizing hands-on, interactive, live animal contact experiences for all ages. http://www.mysticaquarium.org/
Maritime Center at Norwalk:
10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
Learn fun facts about river otters, sea stars, sand tiger sharks and more! Read up on the rich history behind The Martime Aquarium at Norwalk. View our mission and learn how The Maritime Aquarium strives to protect the Long Island Sound. The Maritime Aquarium is offering free general admission to all residents of Newtown, as well as to Newtown educators and Newtown employed first responders and their immediate families (up to 6 people per family), now through all of 2013.. http://www.maritimeaquarium.org/