Rainy Day Activities in Connecticut (CT)

Matthews Park - 303 West Avenue Norwalk, CT, 06850 Phone: 203-899-0606

Enjoy an indoor fun learning day with the family

Come in out of the rain for an inspiring, exciting and wow! learning experience for children aged ten and under, toddlers and infants, and adults too. The museum provides lots of space to explore fun and fascinating educational exhibits. The Energy Lab features hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how the sun, the wind, the force of water, and the burning of fossil fuels produce energy. Watch a raceway powered by water, or balls being whisked away down a wind-powered maze. The Build It! exhibit lets children explore architectural design and construction with tools they can use to pretend to finish walls, paint with brushes and rollers, apply carpeting, and more. Tot Town is an imaginative world shrunk down to toddler level.

40 Sargent Drive New Haven, CT, 06511 Phone: 203-812-9981

High adventure on the world’s largest indoor ropes course

Get out of the rain and into a friendly jungle of ropes and zip lines at Jordan’s IT Adventure Indoor Ropes Course, the largest in the world. Bring the family and climb into two 60’ high ropes courses to negotiate swinging beams, angled rope ladders, cargo nets, bridges, and planks. 1000 water nozzles dance to lights, programmed stereo sounds, and music. The longest Skyrails ever made zip for 200’ with one that takes you over the water show and guarantees a dousing. Jump from 50' off the tallest level, step lightly along the 200’ catwalk, and climb wobbly poles and twisted structures. Kids under 48”tall have their very own Little It. On hand is a friendly and fully trained staff.

950 Trout Brook Drive West Hartford, CT, 06119 Phone: 860-231-2824

Get out of the rain and into some hands-on fun and learning

Step into a fascinating world of science and nature that never lets up on the learning or the fun. Designed especially for families and children 2 to 12 years old, this is the fifth oldest children’s museum in the US. Connecticut’s largest public, digital dome planetarium allows you to fly to Mars, experience a supernova, or travel to another solar system. There are endless hands-on, interactive labs, workshops, multi-sensory exhibits and demonstrations. Explore the Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton and the live Wildlife Sanctuary. The Explorer store offers high quality, gifts, toys, books and science kits. Or step out to nearby malls and restaurants at West Hartford's Blue Back Square and come back for more fun – your admission is good for all day, and there's free parking at the museum!