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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!
Known for the popular legend of Captain Kidd and his treasure, the Silver Sands State Park is a great spot if to enjoy an adventurous day on the beach. Spot rare water- birds as you walk along the trails with enchanting views of the coast.
The Nathaniel Wheeler Memorial Fountain in Bridgeport, Connecticut was constructed in 1912–1913 and designed by unconventional American sculptor Gutzon Borglum. Nathaniel Wheeler's children had this sculpture to the city as an ode to their loving father, who had also been an important town personality. The structure shows a central bronze figure of a mermaid with a child in one hand and a lamp in the other, as fish seem to circling around her fins. The monument was repaired in 2009-2010 and was included to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
The Mertens Theater is a lively venue located in the Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center on the campus of the University of Bridgeport. Besides being the venue for student drama productions, this theater also hosts concerts, plays and musicals from theater groups and organizations from outside. With a total seating capacity of about 919 spectators, this theater is ideal for big events. Do head here and check out the various entertaining events they might have on offer.