Nature/Outdoors | Kids Out and About Fairfield County, CT

Penfield Beach in Fairfield

Penfield Beach is a 3.5 acre beachfront property that is a favorite. A great place to swim and sun along the Long Island Sound, it offers a long stretch of sandy beach. There are picnic tables and grills on the beach for visitor use.
323 Fairfield Beach Road
Fairfield , CT , 06824
Phone: 203-256-3191
41° 8' 5.2152" N, 73° 14' 30.6384" W

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

We are dedicated to arts and culture, natural and agricultural sciences and history. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, promote environmental stewardship, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning for kids and families.
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford , CT , 06903
Phone: 203-977-6538
41° 7' 33.9636" N, 73° 32' 43.854" W

Lyman Orchards

Connecticut River Valley’s favorite farm on our annual KidsOutAndAbout Top 20 Places to Take Kids in Hartford, Lyman Orchards is a beautiful and sprawling farm with gorgeous scenery and a sense of history you can feel with each step you take. Lyman Orchards has been a CT favorite for more than 275 years and they pride themselves on a tradition of preserving the land and offering wholesome activities for the whole family.
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield , CT , 06455
Phone: (860) 349-6010
41° 29' 50.1828" N, 72° 42' 53.172" W

Apple Blossom School and Family Center

A Waldorf Early Childhood Education Center housing a variety of parent and Child Classes, Under-3 Program, Nursery, Kindergarten, and Community Workshops.
440 Danbury Rd.
Wilton , CT , 06897
Phone: 203-834-0344
41° 13' 1.3512" N, 73° 25' 39.0324" W

Bass Pro Shops - National

World's Leading Supplier of Premium Outdoor Gear.
Multiple Locations Across the US
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Phone: (800)227-7776

Queens County Farm Museum

47 acres that constitute the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. Historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard, herb garden and vineyard. Corn maze in the fall.
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park , NY , 11004-1129
Phone: (718) 347-3276
40° 44' 53.43" N, 73° 43' 16.4604" W

Bronx Zoo - New York

The Bronx Zoo is the world’s largest urban zoo, featuring more than 600 species. As part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Bronx Zoo Education Department offers programs for children, teens, and families to inspire people to value nature. Open weekdays 10-5, weekends and holidays 10-5:30.
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx , NY , 10460
Phone: 1-800-433-4149
40° 51' 1.0368" N, 73° 52' 42.9996" W

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Connecticut's only zoo, featuring more than 300 species from North and South America.
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport , CT , 06610
Phone: 203-394-6565
41° 12' 31.9284" N, 73° 11' 1.9176" W

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, LLC.

We are a year round, full service garden center. We specialize in bringing you the highest quality plants, the best selection, exceptional customer service and expert advice.
437 North St.
Greenwich , CT , 06830
Phone: 203 869 3418
41° 3' 53.4348" N, 73° 37' 26.544" W

Connecticut River Museum

The oldest and largest museum in Westchester, the Hudson River Museum is home to art galleries; Glenview, the historic 1876 river home; the Andrus Planetarium; and Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery.
67 Main St
Essex , CT , 06426
Phone: (860) 767-8269
41° 21' 30.654" N, 72° 23' 42.1764" W

Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

Run by the Valley Railroad Co. Essex Steam Train hosts CT River Valley tours, parties, mystery dinner trains, North Pole Express.
One Railroad Avenue / P.O. Box 452
Essex , CT , 06426
Phone: (800) 377-3987
41° 21' 0.5292" N, 72° 24' 17.3412" W

Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust acquires, preserves, and manages land; and uses the land to promote the understanding and appreciation of nature, art, and the environment.
5 Church Hill Road
Woodbury , CT , 06798
Phone: (203) 263-3711
41° 36' 0" N, 73° 12' 23.5476" W

Jones Family Farms

Harvest your own strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins, and Christmas trees on a 400 acre farm in Shelton.
606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd
Shelton , CT , 06484
Phone: (203) 929-8425
41° 19' 58.7424" N, 73° 10' 22.0404" W

Shore Line Trolley Museum

The Shore Line Trolley Museum operates the oldest continuously operating suburban trolley line in the US
17 River Street
East Haven , CT , 06512
Phone: (203) 467-6927
41° 16' 27.5412" N, 72° 51' 46.0188" W

Town of Stratford Recreation

Providing recreational programs, activities and events for our community
2725 Main Street
Stratford , CT , 06615
Phone: 203.385.4052
41° 11' 51.7344" N, 73° 7' 56.8128" W

Organization:

Helmer Nature Center

Location:

154 Pinegrove Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14617
United States

Phone:

585-336-3035

Adult and Teen Guided Snowshoe

Dates: 
01/31/2021
Time: 
3:30 PM

Location:

95 South Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT, 06492
United States

Phone:

203.269.8721

AMERICAN EAGLE FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION'S MAGIC OF LIGHTS (Nov 13- Jan 2)

Dates: 
11/30/2020
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
Time: 
7 pm- 11 pm - Purchase tickets in advance

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Buffalo Zoo Virtual Scout Badges

Dates: 
12/05/2020
12/12/2020
Time: 
Various Times between 9am and 3:30pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Danbury Library presents a VIRTUAL Field Trip to Visit Wolves

Dates: 
12/08/2020
Time: 
3pm EDT / 2pm CDT / 1pm MDT / 12pm PDT / 11am AKDT

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Discover the Night

Dates: 
11/30/2020
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
Time: 
4:30PM

Organization:

Helmer Nature Center

Location:

154 Pinegrove Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14617
United States

Phone:

5853363035

Family Guided Snowshoe

Dates: 
01/09/2021
01/24/2021
Time: 
3:30 PM

Location:

Greenwich Botanical Center
131 Bible Street
Cos Cob, CT, 06807
United States

Phone:

203-863-9242

Forest Days - Little Rangers Winter Outdoors Program

Dates: 
01/13/2021
01/20/2021
01/27/2021
Time: 
9:30 am to noon

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Gabby's Wag N' Walk 5K Virtual Fundraiser

Dates: 
11/30/2020
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
Time: 
12:00 am

Location:

Latham Park
Prospect St
Stamford, CT, 06901
United States

Phone:

203-3CHABAD

Giant Menorah Lighting- Latham Park

Dates: 
12/13/2020
Time: 
4 pm

Location:

The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT, 06604
United States

Phone:

203-690-1717

Glow in the Park

Dates: 
11/06/2021
11/13/2021
11/20/2021
Time: 
6-10 pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Growing With The Thymes - Online Auction

Dates: 
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
12/03/2020
Time: 
12am-11:59pm

Location:

Find us 15 Berkshire Road
Sandy Hook, CT, 06482
United States

Phone:

203.270.4335

Holiday Festival- Newtown Youth and Family Services

Dates: 
12/06/2020
12/07/2020
12/08/2020
Time: 
See info for details

Organization:

Windham Mountain

Location:

33 Clarence D. Lane Road
Windham, NY, 12496
United States

Phone:

518-734-4300

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Project Orangutan: Zoo Crew

Dates: 
12/01/2020
12/08/2020
Time: 
2 p.m.

Organization:

Location:

Indian Rock Nature Center 501 Wolcott Road
Bristol, CT, 06010
United States

Phone:

8605831234

Santa Lights Up the Lake-A Drive Through Event!

Dates: 
12/10/2020
12/11/2020
12/12/2020
Time: 
5:30-7:30pm

Organization:

Helmer Nature Center

Location:

154 Pinegrove Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14617
United States

Phone:

5853363035

Saturday Snowshoe Rental

Dates: 
12/05/2020
12/12/2020
12/19/2020
Time: 
1:00 PM

Location:

Greenwich Audubon Center
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT, 06831
United States

Phone:

2039003349

Sensory-Sensitive Saturday at Greenwich Audubon

Dates: 
12/12/2020
Time: 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Organization:

Helmer Nature Center

Location:

154 Pinegrove Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14617
United States

Phone:

5853363035

Sunday Snowshoe Rental

Dates: 
01/03/2021
01/10/2021
01/17/2021
Time: 
1 PM

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Virtual Cub Club with the Buffalo Zoo - Wed & Thurs at 10am & 11:30am Eastern

Dates: 
12/02/2020
12/03/2020
12/09/2020
Time: 
10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Virtual Hoppy Hour Livestream with Tiny Tails - 9am Central

Dates: 
12/02/2020
12/05/2020
12/09/2020
Time: 
9 am - 10 am Central

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Virtual Nature’s Nursery Series

Dates: 
12/10/2020
Time: 
4 pm EASTERN

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Virtual Science Literacy Night

Dates: 
01/21/2021
Time: 
6:00 PM

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

WILD WEDNESDAY FREE LIVESTREAM ANIMAL ENCOUNTER!

Dates: 
12/02/2020
12/09/2020
12/16/2020
Time: 
6:30pm to 7:30pm CST

Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Winter Survival Series (Virtual Course)

Dates: 
12/28/2020
12/29/2020
12/30/2020
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

Organization:

Location:

144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT, 06840
United States

Phone:

(203) 966-9577

Winter Wonderland 2020- New Canaan Nature Center

Dates: 
12/12/2020
Time: 
Check website for details