Weekday Picks: Stargazing, Fireside, and Wildlife Club, March 20-24

Best Kids Activities in Connecticut, March 20-24, 2017

All of this snow makes it hard to believe that April is right around the corner. Hopefully you are making the most of it and enjoying some local skiing and decorating the last of your snowmen for the winter. This week is jam-packed with all sort of hands-on adventures from outdoor exploration, learning about the history of shad fishing in CT, and enjoying stories by the fireside

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Monday, March 20
Connecticut's Founding Fish - Essex
Have a fisherman in the family? This new exhibit at the CT River Museum features artwork, fishing equipment, a skiff and other items related to shad and shad fishing.

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Tuesday, March 21
Public Planetarium Show and Stargazing – New Haven
The planetarium show "Undiscovered Worlds" is shown tonight at 6pm. In addition, the observatory's main telescope is open for public viewing from 7pm to 9pm. Public viewing is weather dependent, check the website to confirm.

See all Tuesday events.

Wednesday, March 22
Wildlife Exploration Club – New Canaan
Bill Flynn, Director of Animal Care with the New Canaan Nature Center, will demonstrate ALL he knows about the diverse habitats at the Nature Center and teach hands-on skills with the Nature Center’s collection of animals. Students will get to help handle and care for the captive animals at the Nature Center. They will also be able to handle and study the native wild animals found in the center's ponds, fields, and forests.

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Thursday, March 23
Museum Children Free Week – Litchfield
See a life-sized beaver lodge, learn about alternative energy, touch real animal fur, and test your bird identification skills, visit a fluorescent rock cave, and view nature through a digital macro-scope! Explore the Children’s Corner: books, puzzles, stuffed animals, and more at White Memorial Conservation Center this week.

See all Thursday events.

Friday, March 24
Fireside Stories – Mystic
End your week relaxing by the fire with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center family. Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs for children up to age 8. 

See all Friday events.

Photo: Courtesy of Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.