Join a Challenger Space Mission at the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Rte. 15 Exit 47. It’s a hands-on experience. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Rte. 8-25 Exit 3 has exotic animals from North and South America, a New England Farm Yard and a carousel.
Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, I-95 Exit 14N/15S is an interactive learning center for kids to age 10 with lots of hand-on exhibits on arts, science, technology, culture and heritage. Stew Leonard’s dairy store on U.S. 1 has talking cows, interactive displays and fun for the whole family. Coastal Fairfield’s family-friendly lodging has great weekend rates.
DRIVING TIP: From 1 to 2 is 16 miles.
The Discovery Museum
An interactive science museum with hands-on displays, changing exhibits, a planetarium with daily shows, gift shop, and food court. Challenger Learning Center features computer-simulated space missions, available for mini-missions (weekends) and 5-hour missions (selected Sat. with reservations). CineMuse Hi-Definition Theater with daily shows.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
The state’s only zoo features primarily North and South American animals including several endangered species, a tropical rainforest with free-flight aviary, New England Farmyard, carousel, cafT and picnic grove, and Victorian Greenhouse. Nationally accredited.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
An interactive museum for children ages 10 and under. Explore a variety of exhibits and activities which inspire a love for learning and encourage discovery of the world around them. Children can be assistants a to a research scientist, learn the wonders of a rainforest in an interactive exhibit, fly a simulated helicopter, or be a weather reporter.