February GoList: The Best Things To Do With CT Kids This Month

Best Things to Do With Kids in Connecticut In February

This February get out and have some fun. This month there are live productions of some of kids' favorites including CATS!, June B. Jones and American Girl. For even more ways to enjoy your days, check out our Indoor Play Guide and CT Winter Fun GuideSubscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events!

Christmas in Poland - New Haven
February 1-9
Come experience the traditions of Christmas in Poland at the Knight's of Columbus Museum. The display features everything from Hummel figurines to nativity scenes.

Bald Eagle Viewing - Southbury
February 1 - March 12
See Bald Eagles from a variety of locations along the Shepaug Dam. Telescopes available for borrowing.

25th Annual Train Show - Essex
February 1-19
Come and see Artist Steve Cryan's annual train display. Visitors can challenge themselves to finish the I-Spy hunt for the train layout.

Cats at the Bushnell - Hartford
February 1-3
Come and see the acclaimed production of CATS! live at the Bushnell. 

Learn how to tap a maple tree to collect maple sap. Photo courtesy of New Canaan Nature Center

Adopt-a-Tree and Community Sugaring Program - New Canaan
Sunday, February 3
The program begins with the Adopt-a-Tree Kickoff where  families learn take part in choosing and tapping a tree for the season. They will then collect sap 1-3 times a week during the syrup season (4-6 weeks typically) and take part in boil downs where REAL maple syrup is made onsite at NCNC. At the end of the season, each family or group will receive their own bottle of New Canaan Nature Center maple syrup.

Llama Walk at Country Quilt Llama Farm - Litchfield
Saturday, February 2
Walk the trails with a Llama companion and then explore the property of the White Memorial Conservation Center.

The Groundhog and the Science Behind Shadows - Fairfield
Saturday, February 2
Why is it such a big deal that a groundhog might (or might not) see his shadow anyway? Learn all about the science behind shadows at the CT Audubon Society.

Urban Air Teen Night - Orange
February 2, 9, 16, 23
Send your teens out of the house for virtual reality, laser tag, go karts and more. 

Beloved dolls come to life to join girls bonding at summer camp. Photo by Amy Boyle Photography

American Girl Live - Ridgefield
Sunday, February 3
A once-in-a-lifetime experience for your American Girl fanatic! Come and see a new musical, based on the stories of American Girl character.

Junie B. Jones Live - New London
Friday, February 8
The popular books comes alive at the Garde Arts Center. Come and meet Junie B. Jones and all her friends.

Loving Litchfield - Litchfield
Friday, February 8
An all ages celebration to honor Litchfield's 300th anniversary. Make Valentines and enjoy hot chocolate and treats.

Pirate Day at Mohawk Mountain - Cornwall
Saturday, February 9
There's a pirates treasure hidden in spots all over the mountain. Put on your peg-leg and come and find the booty!

Fire and Ice Festival - Putnam
Saturday, February 9
The Fire and Ice Festival is becoming a go-to annual event in Connecticut. Come and see amazing ice sculptures being created before your eyes, performances, and a 10-foot Ice Bar and Ice Luges. 

Cut it Out: Ice Harvesting - Litchfield
Saturday, February 9
Join historians and experts and learn about the history of ice harvesting at Bantam Lake. Dress for cold weather.

Romantic Chocolate Festival - Willimantic
Saturday, February 9
Free chocolate samples and yummy things on the menu for all ages. Don't forget to check out the Let Them Eat Cake Baking Contest too.

Make Your Own Valentine's Day Chocolates - Wilton
Saturday February 9
Kids in grade K to 8 are invited to a chocolate making workshop at the Wilton Historical Society. Participants (and adults, who are welcome to stay) will craft both professional looking molded chocolates and a box to arrange them in.

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Lunarfest - Multiple Locations in New Haven
Saturday, February 16
The Council of East Asian Studies at Yale are organizing a celebration of the Year of the Pig all through New Haven. Programs for people of all ages including food, dance, art, and literature. This is an all-day celebration at 9 different locations. 

Harlem Globetrotters - Hartford
Saturday, February 16
The Harlem Globetrotters take to the courts against the Washington Generals. No doubt, they have a few tricks up their sleeves.

President's Day at Imagine Nation - Bristol
Monday, February 18
Celebrate Presidents Day at Imagine Nation with a full day of programming.

Vacation Week at the New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks
February 18-21
Your son or daughter have the week off from school? The New England Air Museum is offering great activities all week included with admission. Build a Balsawood plane, a straw-plane, or participate in their Lego competition. 

CT Flower a Garden Show - Hartford
February 21-24
Need to see some green? Spring comes early at the Flower and garden show. Vendors, displays, exhibits and tons of spring-time fun.