Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport
Oct. 18-19, 25-26
Spend a fun and frightful evening at the zoo and enjoy a "Classic Monsters" Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Gruesome Greenhouse, and magic show by Jim Sisti. Tickets also include face painting and candy.
2. Halloween Family Art Day
Westport Arts Center, Westport
Inspired by Halloween, families will design 3-dimensional haunted birdhouses, trick-or-treat bags, and more. Feel free to come in costume.
3. Jump 'N Jam: Zombie Zone
Pump It Up, Norwalk
A Halloween howl with inflatable fun, "spooky" snack, music, dancing, karaoke, games, prizes, pizza, and a beverage plus a free glow necklace. Kids dressed as zombies get in FREE!
4. Halloween Extravaganza
Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield
Tots can come in costume for a not-so-scary Halloween play, songs, and a trick-or-treating parade throughout the library.
5. Monster Mash: Questions & Mysteries
Stepping Stones Museum, Norwalk
This kid-friendly costume party will be a spellbinding night jam-packed with not-so-scary family fun. Guests can meander through the museum on a scavenger hunt, make their own magnifying glasses, uncover mysterious messages and scrawl their own secrets with invisible ink. There will be masquerading down the catwalk during the spooktacular costume fashion show and the evening will end when they strut their stuff in a parade through the museum.
6. Spooktacular Saturday
Discovery Museum & Planetarium, Bridgeport
Witness exploding pumpkins, spooky science, scary bugs, face painting, planetarium shows and more. Join the Parade of Costumes, get your Halloween Goblin Bags (children in costume only) and scary-good treats. Make-and-takes for kids, plus family-themed information tables and giveaways. Half price admission to anyone in costume!
7. Trick or Treat on Heckscher Farm & Ick Fest at Overbrook
Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford
Don your Halloween costume and head up to Heckscher Farm to trick-or-treat with farm friends. Grab a map and head off in search of different treats at the trick-or-treating stations around Heckscher Farm. Then celebrate all things creepy and crawly at the annual "Ick Fest" at Overbrook Nature Center building. Explore the slime table, make crafts featuring bats and spiders, and have your picture taken with a snake.