Photo courtesy of Connecticut Science Center
Photo courtesy of Connecticut Science Center

Things To Do in Connecticut this Weekend: Spooktacular Science, Autumn Festival, Fall Hikes

We have reached mid-October, and the fall weather has turned crisp as a Braeburn apple. The rustle and crunch of fallen leaves makes the perfect background noise for all the fall fun Connecticut has to offer. The Ansonia Nature Center is hosting its annual Autumn Festival, featuring horse-drawn wagon rides and a chance to meet spiders, bats, and other creepy crawlies. In Mystic, get active with a self-guided spooky nature hike. And for sweets and science combined, stop by the Connecticut Science Center for its Spooktacular Science Weekend.

If the spooky spirit hasn't quite struck you yet, there is the annual Tower Toot festival and foliage hike in Simsbury. But if your kids can get enough of Halloween, you're sure to find some activities involving pumpkins, costumes, candy, and more in our Connecticut Halloween Guide.

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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355

Heublein Tower, Via Talcott Mountain State Park
Route 185
Simsbury, CT 06070

Henry Whitfield State Museum
248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437

Harrybrooke Park
100 Still River Drive
New Milford, CT

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103

Warrup's Farm
11 John Read Road
Redding, CT

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT

Discovery Museum
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Wethersfield Library
515 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Old Town Hall Green
611 Old Post Road corner of Old Post Road and Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Downtown Prospect
36 Center Street
Prospect, CT 06712

Union Square
88 Main Street
Putnam , CT 06260

Stepping Stones
303 West Aveue
Norwalk, CT 06850

Rowayton Community Center
33 Highland Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06853

B.F. Clydes Cider Mill
129 N Stonington Rd
Old Mystic, CT

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830

J.M. Wright Technical High School
120 Bridge Street
Stamford, CT 06906

Henry Whitfield State Museum
248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437