Stamford Museum & Nature Center is a one-stop destination for all educational and fun activities. Sprawled over 118 acres (47.75 hectares), it is home to the large Hecksher Farm and the Tudor-style Bendel Mansion that houses an interactive center and museum. It also boasts a planetarium for astronomical shows and a four-level observatory equipped with a 22-inch (56-centimeter) telescope. Every exhibit within the museum is tailored towards kids and features interactive artifacts to teach them about animal life, culture, history, science and fine art. The myriad trails take you through glacial erratic rocks, ephemeral pools, woods, pastures and farmlands with alpacas, pigs, chicken and llamas. The highlights are the Edith and Robert Graham Otter Pond and the playground where kids befriend a variety of animals. This center organizes events like maple sugar and harvest festivals, farmers' markets, astronomy projects, wildlife camps, antique car shows and wine tastings.
Named after the fraternal brotherhood, the Knights of Columbus museum is one of the finest religiously themed museums in America. Situated beside the Supreme Council office, the museum strives to put the various activities of the Knights of Columbus fraternity into the forefront of the world. The numerous material sources and artifacts pertaining to the fraternity are on show in this Columbus Plaza museum.
Football fans everywhere are indebted to Yale coach Walter Camp for his 1879 codifying of American football as we know and love it today. Yale's Bulldogs play against other Ivy League teams from September through November, and, in alternate years, the renowned Harvard-Yale game attracts audiences and fans from afar. This is a big sporting event in New Haven and if you have the chance to catch a game, it is well worth it. Tailgate parties start the festivities prior to the match, so grab a picnic lunch and party in the parking lot before the big event. Games are played at Yale Bowl.
Housed within a beautiful Colonial Revival-style building, the New Haven Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich past of the region. Visitors at the museum will be able to trace the region's origins as a sleepy seafaring village and its subsequent transformation into a thriving industrial and residential community through a diverse range of artifacts and exhibits. From local art, photographs and other extensive collections sourced from historic families and ancient New Haven homes, to vintage furniture and 18th and 19th-century artworks, the museum presents a comprehensive catalog of the city's heritage. The New Haven Museum is also home to the Whitney Research Library, which comprises of priceless manuscripts, rare books and other archival collections from the city's early settlement era.
Earthplace is located at Westport, Connecticut. It has a natural history museum, nature center and wildlife sanctuary. It is spread over 62 acres (25 hectares) of land and was established in 1958. It has a large exhibit of endangered wildlife animals and birds. It also has wetlands, ponds and streams for the animals. The bird and butterfly garden is a special nesting place for the birds like hummingbirds, American goldfinches, cedar waxwings, Robins, and cardinals.
Originally a vaudeville hall, but later gutted out, the Lyric Hall is once again a premiere entertainment venue in New Haven. Today, restored to its former glory, the theater now presents musical performances by local as well as major artists. They also present special events like film festivals.
Established in 2001, the Fairfield Theatre Company Stage One has become one of the leading art and cultural centers in Fairfield. And the focus is not just on one aspect of art as drama, live music, dance and plethora of other cultural events have been held here in the past. Famous national artists like Conor Oberst, Kris Allen, Graham Parker along with his fantastic rock band The Figgs, and several others have repeatedly performed here. The shows held at Fairfield Theatre Company are quite popular and the seats limited, so make sure you book the tickets of your favorite artist in advance to avoid disappointment.
A versatile venue, the Fairfield Theater Company in Fairfield has been known to attract cultural enthusiasts of all from all over the city. With drama, romance, suspense, comedy to the energy-packed musical performances, the calendar of this vibrant theater caters to the entertainment needs of an eclectic patronage. Additionally, state-of-art lighting and crystal clear acoustics infuse vigor in every ensemble that is being staged.
The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company is a live music venue that plays host to an exciting lineup of artists and bands throughout the year making it one of the best venue for music lovers in the city. The flashy lights, state-of-the-art sound system and the overall fun atmosphere make watching a concert at this venue memorable and enthralling. Apart from concerts, this venue plays host to parties and private events in large numbers throughout the year. Bringing the best musical talents in the country to New Haven is what The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company has been doing for years.
The Discovery Museum and Planetarium is a great educational facility located across the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. The museum opened to public in 1962 and has been entertaining and educating ever since. The museum has fun learning techniques and interactive exhibits to engage its visitors. It provides a wide scope to explore and acquire knowledge about science and technology. The museum also hosts several programs to entertain its young visitors. Apart from this, the museum premises are also available on rent for private functions.