THINGS TO DO! Weekend of May 3-5, 2019

It’s May and we are starting the month off with a washout of a weekend. I don’t know about you, but this rain is starting to get old. I know, I know. It’s good, we need it and we will be begging for it this summer. But all at once, it’s a bit much. Especially when it’s going to rain on Day out with Thomas.

If you have plans this weekend, you will be better off on Saturday for your outdoor activities. Sunday, grab the umbrella and rubber boots.

If you have a nerd in the family (or you are the nerd), then this is your weekend! Saturday is full of Star Wars, robots and comic book fun every where you turn!

Otherwise, it’s a good weekend to lay low, stay inside (and dry) and enjoy the last few weekends before the summer craze!

In the meantime, I’ll be swimming down in Essex with Thomas this weekend! Yay!

**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, May 3, 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 5 p.m., explore two floors of fun including a medieval room, fishery, farm, diner and more! 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 12 p.m., visit this hands-on museum with three floors of exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., come play in the big rock ship, pretend to shop at BIG Y, see what you can build, dress up on stage and much more at this great one floor museum! 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 5:50 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., 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 10:30 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., 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 a.m., experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the Art Studio. Free with admission. See our Blog Post.

From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8:20 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.

At 6:30 p.m., bring the whole family for fun, free bingo! Drop in. See our Blog Post.

 

 Saturday, May 4, 2019

Visit a participating comic book store for this annual event which includes free comic giveaways!  For a list of participating stores, click here.

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 5 p.m., explore two floors of fun including a medieval room, fishery, farm, diner and more! See our Blog Post.

Starting at 9 a.m., come ride the rails with your favorite number 1 blue engine, Thomas! Tickets on sale now and advanced purchase is recommended! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., come build a blooming art piece! 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 and celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

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

From 9:30 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 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., come play in the big rock ship, pretend to shop at BIG Y, see what you can build, dress up on stage and much more at this great one floor museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5:50 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 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 4:30 p.m., come ride the trolleys as many times as you want! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by and learn about airplanes! Enjoy storytimes, build and fly challenges, science demonstrations, and much more! 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 12 p.m., come make flower frames for mom! 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.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., meet members of the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance, hear the theme music performed live, enjoy hands-on fun in the intergalactic laboratory and more. Free with museum admission.

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.

At 11 a.m., drop in to make Star Wars crafts. For all ages.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

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

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., join the Science Center’s humanoid robot and learn about robots and their role in our everyday lives.  Girl Scouts are also invited for a fun scout day! 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! At 1 p.m., enjoy a visit from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra! See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., make a 3D Family Portrait! Buy the wood base and all the supplies to decorate it will be provided for free. See our Blog Post.

At 1 p.m., enjoy an afternoon of creative experiences throughout the children’s department. Stay until 4 p.m. for a drum circle. All ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., join author Ashley Benham Yazdani as she shares his story, A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park. Free with admission. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., Star Wars fans can storm troop into stores for an afternoon of collaborative LEGO play and imagining a galaxy far, far away.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., drop in as your favorite Star Wars character and join in for a fun memorable night! See our Blog Post.

 

 

Sunday, April 5, 2019

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

Starting at 9 a.m., come ride the rails with your favorite number 1 blue engine, Thomas! Tickets on sale now and advanced purchase is recommended! 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 4:30 p.m., come ride the trolleys as many times as you want! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by and learn about airplanes! Enjoy storytimes, build and fly challenges, science demonstrations, and much more! 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 5:50 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.

From11 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore two floors of fun including a medieval room, fishery, farm, diner and more! See our Blog Post.

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., join author Perrin Hendrick as he shares his story, This is the Farm.  Free with admission. See our Blog Post.

 

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