Exploring Connecticut’s attractions is always a fantastic way to spend a day with the family, and while we may not be able to visit them all in person, there’s still much to discover –  virtually. Here is list of family-friendly virtual experiences.

Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry, Storrs

Offering virtual puppet-making workshops and puppet theater performances, which are perfect for young kids.

Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, Niantic

Come sail away with a little origami making! Watch a video on how to make an origami boat and check the museum’s blog for activities, recipes and projects every day at noon. Each project is tried and tested by the museum staff. 

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford

Connecticut Science Center in Hartford is posting engaging activities as well as a spring scavenger hunt that families can do at home using ordinary household items. You can also enjoy the Science Center’s exciting Facebook content including Animal Encounters every Tuesday and Thursday at noon, Field Trip Fridays and #MuseumFromHome on weekends.

Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor

Go on a guided virtual tour of a Service Car and learn about their history.

Danbury Public Library, Danbury

Danbury Public Library offers Seuss on the Loose on Mondays at 2 p.m., celebrate all things Dr. Seuss. Also, daily stories are offered Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. and storytime live on Facebook every Friday at 11 a.m.

EverWonder, Newtown

EverWonder in Newtown is offering a series to help families learn together which includes themed tips, challenges, experiments, downloads, videos and more with a new post every day.

Hartford Yard Goats, Hartford

Download a Hartford Yard Goats’ Chompers and Chew Chew’s Activity Book and you will find an assortment of games and challenges on their Facebook page.

Imagine Nation, Bristol

Imagine Nation in Bristol has created an At Home community via Facebook, where members are able to participate in playful learning activities while staying home simply by following the Facebook page.

KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Torrington

KidsPlay Children’s Museum is providing online content daily on Facebook, TwitterInstagramYouTube, its website and subscriber emails. The content includes resources for caregivers and STEM, art and play activities for children. Video content which includes  Caregivers’ Circle Online, Interviews with Community Resources, KidsPlay Chefs, KidsPlay Maker Space Projects at Home and a daily story, Tales with Humphry, by volunteer Humphry Rolleston.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London

Lyman Allyn Art Museum has a variety of family-fun art activities posted on their website including 3D flower collages and illuminated mason jars.

Mystified Escape Rooms, Mystic

Take a fun Family Frolic Special CAR EDITION Scavenger Hunt around downtown Mystic. This can be completed from the car, but also offers opportunities to visit local trails and open spaces. Purchase online and print at home.

PEZ Visitor Center, Orange

Step inside the PEZ Visitor Center to see one of the sweetest activities around. This 360 virtual tour allows you to move through the entire space with the click of your mouse. It’s the next best thing to actually being there.

Rockin’ Jump – Trampoline Park, Trumbull

“SAFE. CLEAN. FUN.” is more than just a motto; it’s our mission. We feature state-of-the-art safety equipment in a clean, fun environment. The facility provides an action-packed destination where children can burn off energy, and parents can join in or relax from the sidelines. Visit Rockin’ Jump in Trumbull, we take safety and cleanliness to the next level.

Shubert Theater, New Haven

Stay connected with the Shubert Theater with activities to create art at home with a backstage tour, Pinkalicious story time, a playwriting challenge, and learn how to make puppets and a puppet theater.

Stonington Free Library, Stonington

Stonington Free Library is streaming a bedtime story reading each night at 7 p.m. on Facebook and videos of live chapter readings of popular books on YouTube.

Strong Family Farm, Vernon

Many of the activities held at Strong Family Farm are moving online this year, including the annual 5K Chicken Run. But in this virtual experience, you can take a quick tour of the Farm, and see some of the past events we’ve offered, including visiting animals on the farm, the 5K Chicken Run, and the Harvest Festival.

White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield

White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield is providing live streaming nature programs on their Facebook page.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven offers Peabody@Home with digital resources, educational tools, and online curiosities of the museum’s collections.

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