Here is our round up of the weekend activities in Connecticut to enjoy with your family!
Friday, Feb 21 (6:30 PM-8:30 PM), Stargazing at Talcott Mountain Science Center (Avon, CT)
Nothing beats the clear skies of winter for gazing at the stars! Learn about the stars and the night sky in the Captain Alan Bean Planetarium; then the outdoor heaters and assorted hot beverages will keep you toasty warm while you gaze through an assortment of telescopes. Bundle up and join us Friday, February 21st; you’ll be amazed at the view!
With an out-of-this-world view atop Talcott Mountain, it’s a great way to spend a brisk fall evening! More info here
Friday Feb 21, 7 PM- 8:45 PM: DJ Skate Nights (Veteran Memorial Skating Rink, West Hartford, CT)
Go Ice skating for all ages at DJ Skate Nights with the hottest tunes playing! Veterans Memorial Skating Rink is a friendly, clean, safe, and comfortable environment for everyone and currently offers the most public skating sessions in the area.
Rental skates available at an additional charge of $4.00. More info here.
Fridays, Feb 21-Aug 14, 9:30 AM-11 AM: Playful Learners Playgroup at Imagine Nation (Bristol, CT)
Families with children ages 36 months and under are invited to the weekly Playful Learners Playgroup at Imagine Nation!
Participants receive half-price admission and may enjoy access to all museum studios.
Playful Learners Playgroup begins with gross motor free play in Imagine Nation’s Kinetic Studio from 9:30-10:30 am. An age-appropriate staff-facilitated workshop is held at 10:30 am
Admission for Playful Learners Playgroup is $5.00 per person, Imagine Nation Members and children under one are FREE!
Check www.imaginenation.org/calendar for the full Playful Learners schedule.
Saturday, Feb 22 (10 AM-1 PM), Horizon Wings: Raptor (Rocky Hill, CT)
Horizon Wings, a raptor rehabilitation and education organization, will be visiting Dinosaur State Park on February 22, 2020. We will have two, hour long programs were you can meet some of the raptors that they care for. Program times are at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Admission to the program is included with the museum entrance fee, but space is limited to 100 people for each show. Make sure you arrive early to get your seat! More info here.
Saturday, Feb 22 (10 AM-11:30 PM), Frozen Princess Party (New Britain, CT)
Join New Britain Parks and Rec Department for a party with your favorite Frozen characters! The event includes princess performances, photos, crafts and refreshments! The Frozen Princes Party will take place at the Back Nine Tavern, 245 Hartford Road, New Britain, CT. Dressing up as your favorite character is encouraged!
Tickets are $10.00 per person. Pre-registration is required for this event. More info here.
Saturday, Feb 22 (11 AM-12:30 PM), Family Paint Time “Playful Penguin” (Southington, CT)
Bring your family in to participate in a fun and easy step-by-step session led by a talented instructor from Art Studio of Connecticut. You will be provided all of the supplies you’ll need to create your work of art! UPGRADE YOUR CANVAS SIZE TO A 16X20 FOR JUST $10 MORE…BYOB studio, bring whatever you would like to eat or drink! Please arrive 5 mins early to grab a drink and find a seat. Instruction begins promptly at 11 AM.
More info here.
Saturday, Feb 22, (2 PM- 5 PM), Dr. Seuss Event (Rocky Hill, CT)
Free event at Scoops and Sprinkles to celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday!Includes face painting, puzzles and craft! Enjoy! More info here.
Sunday, Feb 23 (10 AM-2 PM), Free Healthy Family Fun Fest (Plantsville, CT):
Don’t miss out on Free Healthy Family FunFest, a one-of-a-kind community tradition! Join us for this FREE, exciting fun-filled day! Bring your family for a day filled with health information, speakers, screenings, demonstrations, and activities for everyone from children to seniors. More info here.
Sunday, Feb 23, (2 PM-4 PM), Pete the Cat Musical (Storrs, CT)
Pete the Cat the Musical rocks Jorgensen with songs and laughs in kids’ Sunday matinee. Described by the Huffington Post as “delightful and funny with a breezy, upbeat score,” TheaterWorksUSA brings its fun-filled, song-filled production of Pete the Cat to the stage at UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday February 23 for a special 2:00 pm matinee performance. More info here.