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Things to Do With Kids in Fairfield on February 11

February 11, 2015   |    

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Fairfield Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Fairfield today, February 11, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Fairfield's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening February 11. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Fairfield, check out our complete calendar of events

Open House - Eagle Hill-Southport
February 11, 2015 - Southport

Learn the many ways that EHS is unique. At EHS, instruction is focused on individual student needs and through the use of an Advisory Program, we help students develop a strong sense of self, become self-advocates, and ensure that your child's academic and emotional needs are being met. Here, bright children who learn differently can learn fearlessy from expert teachers using proven techniques in an uniquely empowering environment.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 11, 2015 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs, playtime and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. This program runs for 11 Wednesdays. No registration, no fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos - Wilton Library
February 11, 2015 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee.

Stroller Tour - Bruce Museum
February 11, 2015 - Greenwich

Take a guided tour of Museum exhibitions and collections before the museum is open to the public. Crying babies are welcome. Discussion encouraged. No registration needed.

Open House - Eagle Hill-Southport
February 11, 2015 - Southport

Please join us for our upcoming Open House to learn the many ways that EHS is unique. At EHS, instruction is focused on individual student needs and through the use of an Advisory Program, we help students develop a strong sence of self, become self-advocates, and ensure that your child's academic and emotional needs are being met. Here, bright children who learn differently can learn fearlessy from expert teachers using proven techniques in an uniquely empowering environment. During your visit, you will hear from the Head of School, Director of Admissions, Director of Education and our current EHS students. Along with at tour of the school, you will learn about our teaching methods and curriculum, our Advising Program, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and much more. We hope you can join us on February 11th at 9am. Please feel free to contact the EHS Admissions office with questions at 203.254.2044.

Open House - Eagle Hill-Southport
February 11, 2015 - Southport

Learn the many ways that EHS is unique. At EHS, instruction is focused on individual student needs and through the use of an Advisory Program, we help students develop a strong sense of self, become self-advocates, and ensure that your child's academic and emotional needs are being met. Here, bright children who learn differently can learn fearlessy from expert teachers using proven techniques in an uniquely empowering environment.

Open House - Eagle Hill-Southport
February 11, 2015 - Southport

Learn the many ways that EHS is unique. At EHS, instruction is focused on individual student needs and through the use of an Advisory Program, we help students develop a strong sense of self, become self-advocates, and ensure that your child's academic and emotional needs are being met. Here, bright children who learn differently can learn fearlessy from expert teachers using proven techniques in an uniquely empowering environment.

Line Describing a Cone: Tri-State Juried Exhibition - Katonah Museum of Art
Through February 15, 2015 - Katonah

The definition of space is one of the fundamental features of visual representation in twentieth and twenty-first century art. From the oscillating layers of a Cezanne painting, to the deep corridors of depth in a de Chirico work, artists have addressed the elements of three dimensions in various and often competing ways. Using film as light cutting through space, contemporary artist Anthony McCall's work, Line Describing a Cone (1973) inspires this year's theme; the piece is spatial and temporary, with light the primary medium giving form to an environment. Artists are invited to explore the meaning of space in their work, using whatever materials and expressive outlets they require. Representing space is but one potential feature; experiencing with works that proclaim their physical relationship to their environment another. Artists from the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) were invited to submit up to three paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media works, sculptures, photographs, or videos for consideration. All work must have be executed since 2010. On view from Jan. 18 through Feb. 19. In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries. Juror Eva Respini is curator at The Museum of Modern Art. She has organized one-person exhibitions with artists such as Cindy Sherman, Robert Heinecken, Akram Zaatari, Vik Muniz, Klara Liden, and Boris Mikhailov, and group exhibitions with artists as diverse as Sara VanDerBeek, Ai Wei Wei, Michele Abeles, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Katy Granan, Lewis Baltz, Sterling Ruby, Roni Horn, Nan Goldin, Walead Beshty, among others. Her writing appears in many museum publications and periodicals. She is currently a faculty member in the MFA program for Visual Arts at Columbia University, and has been visiting critic at Yale University’s School of Art and the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Sunday Explorers - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through February 22, 2015 - Stamford

The education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission. No class 12/21 or 12/28. Through February 22, 2015.

Winter Farm Letterboxing Trail - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through February 28, 2015 - Stamford

Visit favorite places and animals on Heckscher Farm while searching for hidden letterboxes using clues. Starting information can be picked up at the Stamford Museum Building. Through February 28.

Robotics/Mindstorms/EV3 Classes - CompuChild
Through March 02, 2015 - Westport

Sign up STEM enrichment camps, classes and workshops for kids ages 4-13 years old.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body - Connecticut Science Center
Through March 08, 2015 - Hartford

Bodies can be pretty gross—they're crusty, stinky, and slimy…but do you know why? Explore the good, the bad, and the downright ugly behind the ways your body keeps you healthy in Grossology. Slide through a huge intestine, climb an oozy skin wall, tour an enormous nose, smell icky bodily smells and more. October 4-March 8, 2015

Mother Goose on the Loose Registration - Wilton Library
Through March 19, 2015 - Wilton

Children ages 6 months to 2 years old will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. This research-based program is intended to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills in an active and fun environment. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. In an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting December 2014 and must be returned by January 8, 2015. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot. The program runs Thursdays, Jan 15-March 19, 2015.

'Camelot' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 05, 2015 - Elmsford

One of history's greatest love stories and Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece. King Arthur and his new queen, Guinevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including, "If Ever I Would Leave You," "The Lusty Month of May," "How to Handle a Woman," "I Loved You Once in Silence," and "What Do the Simple Folk Do?". Directed and choreographed by Broadway's Richard Sabellico, this new, intimate production focuses on the dynamic, rich, and intense characters in this most regal of American musicals. Jan. 29 through Apr. 5.

Mobilizing the Home Front: Posters from World War II - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through May 10, 2015 - Fairfield

In honor of the 70th anniversary of VE day, this exhibition features World War II posters that were used to raise support for the war effort at home. Part of a large propaganda effort on the part of the U.S. government, the posters utilized strong messages and iconography, linking efforts on the home front to the military campaigns in Europe and Asia. In essence, every American, soldier or civilian, was enlisted to help win the war. Through May 10.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through May 21, 2015 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through May 21,2015.

Stepping Stones Travelling Exhibit: My Sky - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Through May 30, 2015 - Norwalk

Look up and explore the sun, the moon and the stars. Get your hands on an enormous 5-foot wide model of the moon. Explore close-up images of what the Sun looked like on your birthday last year. Invent your own new constellations and get to know the sky like never before. Families are given the chance to practice science skills such as observing, communicating, noticing patterns, predicting, imagining and more — skills that are fundamental to astronomy, scientists and engineers and are used every day. Touch craters, mountains and valleys on a giant moon. Sit by a campfire and watch the stars race across the sky. Observe beautiful solar events like flares, eclipses and even solar tornados. Learn about what causes the phases of the Moon. Meet scientists, artists and other people who are inspired by the sky. Funded by NASA and created through a partnership between Boston Children’s Museum and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. January 31- May 30, 2015.

John Ruppert's Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2015 - Katonah

Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large, vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out. The material reflects the urban environs of Ruppert's Baltimore studio, and is one that the artist often employs for his sculptures. The industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the bucolic landscape of the Katonah Museum of Art. Also surprising is its intense yellow color, which is luminous and joyful. The woven wire mesh creates shifting optical patterns that animate the work in surprising ways. On view through May 31, 2015. The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), located at 134 Jay St. (Route 22) in Katonah, NY, is a cultural destination offering changing exhibitions that feature art from all cultures and time periods. The Museum attracts visitors from Westchester and Fairfield Counties, as well as the larger tri-state region. Located at the northern end of Katonah's "Museum Mile" just off of Route 22, and neighboring John Jay Homestead and Caramoor, the Katonah Museum of Art is a two-minute taxi ride from the Katonah Metro North train station. The KMA offers lectures, workshops, concerts, and other events for a general audience, as well as innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. The Learning Center is an interactive space where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Among the many programs for children and families are Stroller Tours, Family Days, Saturday Story Time, Schools Out/Arts In vacation day programs, and art classes for children ages 3-12. The Museum's innovative Arte Juntos/Art Together program for new immigrant families has been recognized as a model program by the federal government. The KMA mounts ten exhibitions per year in its main galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Learning Center. Influential modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes designed the 10,000-square-foot building. On view through May 31, 2015 during Museum hours: Sunday: 12-5pm; Tuesday through Saturday: 10am-5pm. Closed Monday.

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Fairfield

This new, hands-on exhibit invites visitors to look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher spy code, and learn how factories fueled the area's growth. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived, and built a community over time by exploring original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities. October 27 2013-December 31, 2015.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows. January 1 2014 - December 31, 2015.

Animal Feeding at Earthplace - Earthplace
Through January 01, 2018 - Westport

Ever wonder what you feed a turkey vulture? Curious about how a box turtle chews with no teeth? Join Earthplace staff in the Animal Hall and Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit for scheduled feeding times. Earthplace staff will be able to answer all your questions while giving each of the animals their daily meal. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays watch the animals in Animal Hall get fed. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays it's time to feed the Birds of Prey. The activity takes place year-round.

Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2018 - Westport

Children 5 and younger can visit Earthplace every week for story time and an animal encounter. Thursdays and Fridays year-round.

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