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The Discovery Museum is a hands-on science museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that serves as both a tourist destination and an educational resource for area families, schools, and other groups. Founded in 1958, opened to the public in 1962, and originally named the Museum of Art, Science, and Industry (or commonly referred to using the acronym MASI), Discovery Museum has offered interactive learning opportunities to generations of local residents.  (This excerpt taken from the The Discovery Museum website)
The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts is Located on Campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield County, the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts is a multi-faceted facility that presents a wide variety of lectures, theatrical, musical, and dance performances. (This excerpt taken from the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts website)
Life-like sculptures of bears and wolves welcome your arrival to this peaceful and tranquil setting featuring open fields and dense woodlands. The park was donated to the citizens of Connecticut by the internationally renowned Huntington family. (This excerpt taken from the Collis P. Huntington State Park website)
Putnam Memorial State Park hosts many, many great learning programs throughout the year and is well worth the trip. May is Living History School Days month; The annual Summer Craftsman Program runs 8 weeks in July and August; Living History Weekend complete with mock battle skirmishes is held in the Fall; the annual Winter Walk is always informative and held in December. Museum: The building contains exhibits and historical material related to Redding’s encampments. Open 11am to 5pm daily, Memorial Day thru Columbus Day. (This excerpt taken from the Putnam Memorial State Park website)
This saltbox house was built in 1750 for David Ogden at the time of his marriage to Jane Sturges. For the next 125 years it was home for the Ogden family in the farming and coastal shipping town of Fairfield. The property once included nearly 75 acres of farmland and several outbuildings. Today, the Ogden House welcomes visitors to discover more about the life of a colonial family. (This excerpt taken from the Ogden House & Gardens website)
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has a proud history of over 90 years as Connecticut’s only Zoo. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participant in its Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, we are committed to the preservation of endangered animals and are actively developing strategies that will protect species and preserve their wild habitats. Through education, conservation, research and recreation, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for students and families. (This excerpt taken from the Connecticuts Beardsley Zoo website)
Captain's Cove Seaport is a family-owned and operated marina, restaurant, bar, and boardwalk located in southwestern Connecticut along historic Black Rock Harbor. The Cove began as the dream of former commercial lobsterman and fisherman Kaye Williams. In 1982, Kaye, his wife Vivian, family members, and friends began the transformation of a vacant weed-choked lot into one of Connecticut’s premier tourist attractions and marina complexes. (This excerpt taken from the Captains Cove Seaport website)
The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history, art and humanities to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society. We connect people around the complex history of Fairfield, CT and surrounding communities so that together we may shape a more informed future. (This excerpt taken from the Fairfield Museum and History Center website)
The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. (This excerpt taken from the Housatonic Museum of Art website)
The Barnum Museum is the leading authority on P.T. Barnum’s life and work, and contains more than 60,000 artifacts relating to Barnum, Bridgeport and 19th century America. We are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Led by executive director Kathleen Maher – a museum veteran and an industry expert in arts administration, historic preservation and cultural heritage – the Museum remains committed to Barnum’s own mission: growing curiosity, creativity and confidence through instructive entertainment. (This excerpt taken from the The Barnum Museum website)
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