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TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN FARFIELD THIS MARCH

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by Karen Demeter

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Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Looking for fun and low-cost family events happening in Fairfield County, CT? We've got everything you need right here! Presenting the top 15 things to do with kids this March, from maple sugaring events (complete with pancake breakfasts!) and more outdoor fun to kid-friendly shows, family days, a new art exhibit, and more.
For even more upcoming family events in Fairfield and nearby, head to our full, searchable calendar of events.

 

Jack and the Beanstalk puppets in black and whiteMarch 3

Jack—Updated

In this award-winning version of Jack and the Beanstalk, Michael Graham uses hand-crafted rod and hand puppets, an original script, a colorful set design, and special effects to give this familiar tale a modern look and a new spin. FREE!

 

 

The Wizard of Oz movieMarch 4

Somewhere Over the Aquarium

See The Wizard of Oz the way it was intended -- on a big screen. Even the largest home theater can't possibly compete with the six-story IMAX screen.

 

 

Wacky Family Day WestportMarch 11

Wacky in Westport

At  Westport Art Center’s Wacky Family Day, local artists are on hand to provide guidance as children use wood, beads, blocks, wire, recycled board games, and toy figurines to make their own creations.

 

 

Sunday Science at Seaside Center CTMarch 18

Springtime Science

It's just warm enough to head down to the beach for Sunday Science at the Seaside Center. With the theme "Living on the Edge: Surviving the Intertidal Zone," the event is family-friendly and offers hands-on activities. Dress warmly for a guided beach exploration or warm up inside where you can visit the touch tank and create an environmentally sustainable craft. FREE!

 

 

Ugly Duckling lightwire theaterMarch 18

Power Play

The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare light up the stage, literally, in this production by Corbian/Lightwire Theater. Storybook characters are illuminated on the darkened stage, giving familiar stories a modern spin and a unique backdrop. The show is appropriate for children ages 6 and older.

 

 

crayon artThrough March 18

Play Art

Art comes in many forms -- why not toys? In the exhibition Toy Stories, the work of 30 major artists who use toys is on display in a range of media. Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and Alexander Calder are among the artists represented. Young and old can share in the experience of viewing everyday play items repurposed into eye-catching pieces of art. FREE!



Cat in the Hat at Stepping Stones MuseumMarch 23

Seuss-Inspired Fun

At Stepping Stones Museum’s Family Fun Night, the Cat in the Hat will make an appearance and children can enjoy storytelling, crafts, and a musical parade.

 

 

Peabody Museum CTMarch 24

After-Hours at the Peabody

Everything is more fun at night, including A Night at the Peabody Museum. Families can visit the museum after hours and enjoy games, crafts, scavenger hunts, live animals, and some other surprises.


 

WEBE 108 Kids FestMarch 25

Thanks, Easter Bunny!

The annual WEBE 108 Kids Fest offers a variety of activities for everyone in the family. Kids can enjoy puppet shows, meeting characters like Elmo and the Easter bunny, face painting, and magic and dance demonstrations. For Mom and Dad, there are exhibition booths offering products and services meant to make life a little easier.

 

 

Silent KnightMarch 31 – April 1

From a Multitalented Teen

Kyle Brenn, a 14-year-old student from Norwalk, is no stranger to Broadway. He spent two years performing in the recent Broadway revival of West Side Story. Now his original musical, Silent Knight, is making its way to the Crystal Theatre. Kyle wrote the book, music, and lyrics for this production about Amber, a young tomboy living in medieval times who dreams of becoming a knight.

 

 

Throughout March…

Outdoor Fun—No Jacket Required

Unzip the down coat, throw off the mittens and hats, and head outdoors for some springtime events that celebrate the rituals and traditions of the season.

 

Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events


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