Best Things To Do in Connecticut This Weekend with Kids: Seal-Spotting, Groundhog Day, Gem Digging

 Guides on the Seal-Spotting cruise in Norwalk have lots of great information to share, photo courtesy of Ally Noel
Guides on the Seal-Spotting cruise in Norwalk have lots of great information to share, photo courtesy of Ally Noel

Looking for the best things to do in Connecticut this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your schedule.

We've found tons of fun ways to get outside and explore Connecticut's native wildlife. Cruise across the sound to get a peek at our seal friends from the North on a Seal-Spotting Cruise in Norwalk, celebrate everyone's favorite rodent at Groundhog Day programs in Canton, Trumbull, and Ansonia, or take a guided Winter Nature Walk in New Canaan. 

Embrace the cold out on the slopes, or escape to a summer setting at the Best Indoor Water Parks in New England. We're wrapping up free month here at Mommy Poppins, so don't miss Family-Friendly Restaurants with Free Meals. For more great ideas to enjoy the rest of the month, check out the Best Things to Do in Connecticut in January with Kids.

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Note: Many locations in Connecticut are requiring that masks be worn indoors and some venues are requiring proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test for entry. Check locations for specific details. If you are traveling to an activity outside of your state or local area, check for any travel restrictions, advisories, or quarantine orders. 

Places featured in this article:


Newtown Community Center

Roaring Brook Nature Center`

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Weir Farm National Historic Site

Peabody Museum of Natural History

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

Yale University Art Gallery

New Britain Museum of American Art

Children's Museum of Southeastern CT

Mattatuck Museum and Arts Center

The Institute for Native American Studies

Eric Sloan Museum & Kent Iron Furnace

USS Nautilus Submarine Force Museum

Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium

New Britain Youth Museum

Museum of Connecticut History

Submarine Force Museum

Bruce Museum 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT 06830-7157

New England Civil War Museum

White Memorial Conservation Center

Observatory and Planetarium at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Westport Public Library

Vintage Radio and Television Museum

New Britain Industrial Museum

Westport Farmer's Market

Stonington Farmers' Market
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