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Senior Citizen's Guide to Connecticut

Cultural Arts & Activities in Connecticut

Connecticut has it all: Museums, amusement parks, historical sites, opera, ballet, theatre, art galleries, music, sports, nature, and more! Who needs New York City when one can go to concerts at The Bushnell Center For The Performing Arts, see spectacular gardens at Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens or view the dinosaurs at the Connecticut Historical Society? Be bored no longer; the following directory should help you get a start on exploring or rediscovering our beautiful region.


Museums and Historical Sites
Barnes Museum 860-628-5426
Connecticut Historical Society 860-236-5621
Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 860-768-5643
Day-Lewis Museum 860-678-1645
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center 860-522-9258
Hill-Stead Museum 860-677-4787
Connecticut River Museum 860-767-8261
Museum of Connecticut History 860-757-6535
New England Air Museum 860- 623-3305
Bruce Museum 203-869-6786
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center 800-411-9671
Wadsworth Atheneum 860-278-2670
Mark Twain House 860-247-0998
Stamford Museum and Nature Center 203-322-1646
Old State House 860-522-6766
Stanley-Whitman House 860-677-9222
State Capital 860-240-0222
Gillette Castle 860-526-2336
The Eli Whitney Museum 203-777-1833
Edward E. King Museum 203-289-6429
Noah Webster House 860-521-5362
Keeney Memorial Culture Center 860-529-7161
The New England Carousel Museum 860-585-5411
Vintage Radio and Communications Museum 860-673-0518
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 203-438-4519

Connecticut Area Attractions
Science Center of Connecticut 860-231-2824
Dinosaur State Park 860-529-8423
Bruce Museum of Art and Science 203-869-0376
Gengras Planetarium 860-231-2824
Beardsley Zoo 203-394-6565
Audubon Society of Connecticut-Fairfield Nature Center 203-259-6305
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk 203-852-7000
Yale University-Marsh Botanical Gardens 203-432-6320
Butler-McCook House & Garden 860-522-1806

Connecticut Cultural Attractions
Goodspeed Musicals 860-873-8664
Real Art Ways 860-232-1006
Ridgefield Playhouse 203-438-5795
The Bushnell Center For The Performing Arts 888-824-2874
Hartford Stage Company 860-527-5151
Theaterworks 860-527-7838
The Hartford Symphony 860-244-2999
Connecticut Commission on the Arts 860-256-2800
Bushnell Memorial Hall 860-987-6000
Connecticut Opera Company 860-527-0713
Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra 203-325-4466
Meadows Music Theater 860-548-7370
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum 860-529-0612
Yale University Art Gallery 203-432-0600
New Britain Museum of American Art 860-229-0257

Regional Trips
Weir Farm National Historic Site 203-834-1896
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum 203-838-9799
McLaughlin Vineyards 203-426-1533
Naugatuck Railroad Company/Railroad Museum of New England 860-283-RAIL
Lock 12 Historical Park 203-272-2743
Hurst Farm 860-646-6536
Fort Nathan Hale 203-466-1596
Lake McDonough 860-379-3036
Kent Falls State Park 860-927-3238
Topsmead State Forest 860-567-5694

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