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Housed in a contemporary building, the Housatonic Museum of Art features paintings of some of the most renowned artists of the bygone era. If you are an avid connoisseur of art, both modern and ancient, this museum would be a delightful discovery. The museum boasts of a collection of paintings from legends like Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Auguste Rodin, Mary Cassatt, Giorgio DeChirico, Milton Avery, Andy Warhol and the likes. The museum with its large collection is sure to leave you spellbound.
Dating back to 1893, the Bijou Theatre is surely a historic entertainment venue. This multi-faceted venue presents variety of performing arts and every season it showcases better talent and shows. Music concerts, comedy shows, drama and host of other creative endeavors are undertaken here. Bijou is a classic blend of old world charm and modern comforts. While the classy decor is reminiscent of the bygone era, improved lighting and sound systems underline its foothold over the latest technology. Bijou Theatre can also be hired for private celebrations and functions. For event schedule, venue hire and other details, check website.505-
If you are in the mood to see some rare and wonderful animals of North and South America, an indoor rain-forest and a rustic New England farmyard, then this zoo is the perfect outing. It is Connecticut's only zoo, with 52 acres along the shore about an hour east from New Haven. If you have the kids tagging along, there is a carousel to enjoy and picnic groves available in good weather. The zoo also has a snack shop, and there are always souvenirs to purchase at the gift shop!