THINGS TO DO! Weekend of April 5-7, 2019

Where is the time goings?

It’s already the first weekend of April. Easter is just a few weeks away and spring break is literally right around the corner. Before we know it, summer will be here.

This weekend begins the Easter celebrations – you will see a few things popping up on the calendar in fact. If you can’t make it this weekend, you have plenty more opportunities before Easter. Just check our Easter Guide to make some plans.

The weather this weekend looks phenomenal! We may be a little muddy on Saturday after some rain on Friday night but despite that, it will be a great weekend to check out a new playground or swing by an old favorite. 

You still have a chance to also grab some maple syrup as many sugar shacks wind down for the season.  That’s our plan at least!

Have a great weekend everyone. For those on spring break next week, make sure to watch for our full week calendar coming by Sunday. I’ll also have one for our friends on spring break the following week.

**Please check before you head out that an event is still happening. Winter is officially here and things do get canceled/delayed/postponed when there is bad weather. I cannot always update the calendar with cancellations, so it is important that you click on the links provided or call before you head out. 


Friday, April 5, 2019

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open! Stop by and enjoy some hands on science fun, learning and discovery! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit some animals including the tigers! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., bring the little ones to this perfectly sized hands-on museum with animals, pretend play and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit this hands-on museum with three floors of exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by and learn about airplanes! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $11 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come meet parents and other kids for this fun play time with toys and books. Also held at 10:30 is the baby rhyme time for ages 0 to 2. No registration required, just drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:15 a.m., drop in for playing, conversation, music and more. For ages 13 to 23 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a story in the Cafe. For all ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy songs, stories, rhymes and game. For toddlers ages 1 to 3. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy this music program with your children, ages 5 and under. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., stop by for songs, circle time and a craft! For ages birth to 4.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., come read, play and enjoy songs & rhymes. For ages 0 to 2. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the playgroup is open to all children ages 0 to 6. Children are free to explore the gym, play and socialize with other children. The cost is $5 per child. See our  Blog Post.

At 11:30 a.m., drop in for playing, conversation, music and more. For ages newborn to 12 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., come enjoy open play throughout the bounce house and obstacle course. $15 for two hours. Book online or walk in. See our Blog Post.

At 3 p.m., stop by for a family friendly movie! Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., come out and meet with over 300 vendors, talk home improvement and learn about what you can do to improve your home!

 

 Saturday, April 6, 2019

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open! Stop by and enjoy some hands on science fun, learning and discovery! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., come build a birdhouse! All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Register online or drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 9 a.m., drop by and enjoy free admission to the museum galleries all day.  From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., make sure to stop in for family fun by creating your own original masterpiece!

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit some animals including the tigers! See our Blog Post.

At 9 a.m., the Young Women’s League of New Canaan will be hosting an egg hunt for families in the community!

From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit this hands-on museum with three floors of exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., enjoy free rides on the merry-go-round courtesy of Once Upon a Child – West Springfield.  Make sure to stick around from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to visit with the Easter Bunny.

From 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors are invited back to enjoy the opening of 2019. Come see the park’s gardens in all its splendor in early Spring! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit the animals at this beloved local zoo. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., come out and meet with over 300 vendors, talk home improvement and learn about what you can do to improve your home!

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., explore out of this world fun including a chance to meet life size droids, catch a planetarium show, make a marshmallow constellation and more! See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., join the fun and take a trip out of this world with hands-on activities, live science demonstrations and intergalactic exploration. Jungle Jim will be there throughout the day with a new stage show. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are also invited for a fun scout day! See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., enjoy free admission all day, fun activities, free coffee and hot chocolate and more!

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come make carrot crafts projects! For ages 3 and up.  The project cost is $2 for ages 3 and up, and $5 for ages 6 and up. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a stories, music and activities with your children. Best for children that can sit through a story. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., celebrate a new year and see what’s new around the trolley museum. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore the world of flowers through hands on activities. Free with museum admission.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, songs, and simple crafts. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., enjoy a reading of the book Family Forever.  Check your local store for storytime hours as most offer them on Saturday morning.

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., bring the little ones to this perfectly sized hands-on museum with animals, pretend play and more! See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., join the fun at the annual Easter egg hunt with pictures with the Easter bunny, crafts, games and more! Free for members of the Y. Community is welcome: $5 per child or $15 per family.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., make a Peeps T-shirt! Buy the t-shirt and all the supplies to decorate it will be provided for free. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., join author Aaron Becker as he shares his story, You Are Light. Free with admission. See our Blog Post.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., drop off your little ones for three hours of fun, including dinner! For ages 2.5 and up (must be potty trained). Open to everyone (members and non-members. $30 per child (half off siblings). Register online.

 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open!  Come visit some animals including the tigers! See our Blog Post.

From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the aquarium will give guests with sensory processing differences a fun, comfortable and accepting environment. The lights will be lower, and the music and sounds will be turned down or off. Admissions are discounted between 8 and 9:30 a.m.  See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit the animals at this beloved local zoo. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by and learn about airplanes! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., come out and meet with over 300 vendors, talk home improvement and learn about what you can do to improve your home!

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open! Stop by and enjoy some hands on science fun, learning and discovery! See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a fun day with an egg hunt, bounce houses, cupcake contest, arcade games, bowling and more. Wristbands are on sale now. The FREE egg hunt registration is FULL.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., come visit with Ed Popielarczyk as he twists up FREE balloon creations for children, 3 and up.

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., bring the little ones to this perfectly sized hands-on museum with animals, pretend play and more! See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the model trains will be running and the public is welcome to come check out these amazing displays! Free. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., enjoy an afternoon craft and see how shapes inspire art. For all ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

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