1. Quassy Amusement Park
This charming theme park is perfect for families, as it offers an excellent selection of child-friendly attractions, and is also exceptionally affordable. There's also a water park and beach area to cool down in during the hot summer months.
2. The Kidcity Children's Museum
The Kidcity Children's Museum is an indoor play and exploration area based on settings like an underwater cave, farm, and pirate ship. It combines science and art in a whole new way that will spark your child’s imagination.
3. The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village
The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village provides the family fun activities in a prehistoric format. The center contains a dino-themed playground, a splash pad, and nature trails that showcase 40 life-size replicas of dinosaurs - much to the fascination of the tiny tots.
4. New England Air Museum
A visit to the New England Air Museum will be an information-rich experience for children. They can see more than 80 types of aircraft, aero engines, vintage airplanes, and uniforms of air force personnel from all over the world. Both kids and parents love the hands-on educational exhibits and flight simulators here.
5. Maritime Aquarium
Spot delightful river otters, sharks, jellyfish and a variety of sea creatures living within their natural habitat at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Kids will love embarking on their own marine exploration with the giant interactive digital aquarium. Go to the Bushnell Park Carousel to ride on a restored carousel from 1914 that features a Wurlitzer organ, 2 chariots, and 48 hand-carved horses.