16 Fun Things to Do in Connecticut this June

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

Our list of 16 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Connecticut this June includes family events in Bridgeport, Greenwich, Hamden, Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, Shelton, Stamford, Westport, and Wilton.


mathalive 2 the extreme exhibitMathalive! 2 the Extreme

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford

May 28—Sept. 1

Discover how math is used in everyday situations at the Connecticut Science Center’s Mathalive! 2 the Extreme exhibit. This hands-on and interactive exhibit demonstrates the math behind video games, sports, fashion, music robotics, and more. Videos and graphic displays feature professionals, celebrities, and visionaries who explain how they use math in their respective fields. Animated characters help explain the math involved and coax answers, jumping in if visitors get stuck.


ct special olympics summer games2013 Connecticut Summer Games

Two locations: Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven; Hamden Hall in Hamden

June 7-9

Show your support for Special Olympics athletes at the 2013 Connecticut Summer Games. More than 20,000 athletes from across the state will compete in track and field, cycling, gymnastics, aquatics, and soccer and tennis events. For more information, a detailed schedule, maps, and parking information, visit the website and click on Summer Games.


soupstock ctSoupstock 2013

Veteran’s Memorial Park, Shelton

June 8

Tasting a variety of delicious soups is just part of the fun at Soupstock 2013. The event will also feature local and regional musicians, premiere food, and a children’s area featuring various arts and crafts, face painting, and hula-hoop lessons. There will also be a kids’ music stage with performances throughout the day. By making a donation in the amount of their choice, visitors can taste soups throughout the day and cast a vote for their favorites. Proceeds benefit the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, which works to further art, craft, and music education for children and young adults.


boozoo's canine carnivalBooZoo's Canine Carnival

Stepping Stones Museum, Norwalk

June 8

Not many museums allow pets, but dogs are the guests of honor at Stepping Stones Museum’s BooZoo’s Canine Carnival. Boozoo, the museum’s fictional puppy mascot for early childhood learning and literacy, hosts the day’s festivities, which feature carnival games for both families and dogs, face painting, crafts, a Mutt-i-grees class, a dog wash, and more. Canine friends accompanied by their owners are welcome to participate in carnival activities taking place in the bus circle and Celebration Courtyard.


bruce museum art programArt Appreciation Day: Learning to Look at Portraits

Bruce Museum, Greenwich

June 9

Give your child the chance to understand art at Art Appreciation Day: Learning to Look at Portraits at the Bruce Museum. Kathleen Gilje’s reincarnations of Old Master and 19th-century paintings provide the inspiration as children participate in art-making activities with a lesson by instructor Alice Scovell. All activities are fully accessible and suitable for people of all abilities and ages.


grease movie, sandy and dannyGrease Sing-Along on the Giant Screen

IMAX Theater at The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk

June 15

Start prepping your pipes for Grease Sing-Along on the Giant Screen. The 1978 musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will be shown on the IMAX screen. The audience is invited to join the chorus and accompany the stars who belt out familiar tunes like Beauty School Drop Out, Summer Nights, and You’re the One That I Want. Don’t worry about remembering the words—song lyrics will appear on the screen. Grease is rated PG-13 for sexual references, language, and teen smoking and drinking. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.


dad and kids on fathers dayFather's Day Fun

Throughout Fairfield County

June 16

Once a year, Dad is allowed to kick back, put his feet up, and receive a little pampering from the family. Perhaps he’ll receive a handcrafted card and, if he’s really good, maybe even free admission to a few local spots. Here’s the scoop on Father’s Day in Connecticut.


stamford nature center ctAmphibian Amble II

Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford

June 16

Children ages 5 and older are invited to join Amphibian Amble II and explore the Stamford Museum and Nature Center’s vernal pool to see how the frogs and salamanders have progressed in their spring metamorphosis. Call 203-977-6521 to register for this event.


tornado alleyTornado Alley

IMAX Theater at The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk

Opens June 21

Sean Casey, star of Discovery Channel’s Storm Chaser, leads a team of fellow scientific adventurers on a mission to document the birth of a tornado in the IMAX film Tornado Alley. Watch safely from your seat as they seek to understand the origins and evolution of these mysterious twisters.


bridgeport bluefish day at the zooBluefish Day at the Zoo

Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport

June 22

During Bluefish Day at the Zoo, minor league baseball fans will have the opportunity to meet with Bridgeport Bluefish team officials, players, and mascot B.B. the Bluefish. Don’t forget to wear your Bluefish gear!


bat exhibit, masters of the nightMasters of the Night: The True Story of Bats

Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford

Opens June 22

Bats may be among the most misunderstood and underappreciated creatures on the planet. Learn why they don’t deserve that reputation in the exhibit Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats, which sets the record straight by explaining just how gentle and beneficial these animals are. Lifelike models, special effects, and multi-sensory interactive displays create an environment in which visitors gain a better understanding of just how important bats really are to our world.


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