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Dates: 
04/19/2018

Location:

95 Oak St
Glastonbury, CT, 06033
United States

Phone:

(860) 652-7925
Time: 
7 pm

Asteroid Mission Extreme at the Glastonbury Planetarium

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. The challenges are enormous, but a mission so extreme could ultimately lead us to protect our planet and inhabit others. Explore what it would take for astronauts to reach an asteroid and how such an adventure could benefit humankind.
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Dates: 
04/21/2018

Location:

Bread and Milk Road
Vernon, CT, 06066
United States

Phone:

(860) 306-5418
Time: 
8 am

Earth Day Bird Walk at Belding Wildlife Management Area

Grab the binoculars and lace up your walking shoes and head over to the Belding Wildlife Management Area in Vernon! We're celebrating Earth Day with an early morning Bird Walk where we'll help you learn to identify local birds by sight and sound. The Belding Wildlife Management Area is a 282-acre parcel of land in Vernon dedicated to preserving a wildlife habitat crucial for native plants and animals.
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Dates: 
04/21/2018
04/22/2018

Location:

Box 9242
Hartford, CT, 06533
United States

Phone:

203 777-1371
Time: 
Varies.

New Haven Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate the 1973 planting of 72 Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossom trees at this fun family festival! It'll be a fun day of music, puppets, food, crafts, vendors and Cherry Blossoms! The festival takes place in Wooster Square from noon until 4 pm.
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Dates: 
04/21/2018
04/22/2018
04/28/2018

Location:

Meriden Daffodil Festival
Hubbard Park 999 W Main St.
Meriden, CT, 06451
United States

Phone:

203-630-4259
Time: 
Varies

Meriden Daffodil Festival

With food, crafts, music, fireworks, amusements and a parade that has to be seen to be believed, the Daffodil Festival is a springtime funfest for old and young, couples and singles, families and friends.Activities will be taking place all over town, so check the website for the exact details.
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Dates: 
04/24/2018

Location:

95 Riverside Ave.
Bristol, CT, 06010
United States

Phone:

(860) 585-5411
Time: 
varies, see below

April Vacation at the New England Carousel Museum

Join Museum Educator Lori Little for Fun with Carousel Animals. Ages 6 - 13 can create their own animal masks, collages or colored pencil drawings! Children will get to use fancy decorative papers, yarns, tissue paper, buttons and paint to create projects they will be proud to take home. Children will be amazed and thrilled with how beautiful their finished drawings will look. We look forward to seeing your children at the Carousel Museum in April!
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Dates: 
08/16/2018
08/17/2018
08/18/2018

Location:

110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT, 06338
United States

Phone:

(800) 411-9671
Time: 
10 am - 3 pm

Lacrosse Experience 2018 at the Pequot Museum

The Pequot Museum will host an unforgettable Lacrosse Experience facilitated and taught by renowned Haudenosauneee cultural educators and life-long Lacrosse players Kevin Sandy (Cayuga) and Christina Bomberry (Mohawk). This is not a “typical lacrosse camp” which focuses solely on improving a players skill level; but it will certainly challenge their ability and expand their knowledge of the game! Players will learn about the cultural foundations of Lacrosse including Haudenosaunee oral traditions about the Creator’s Game, Wooden Lacrosse Stick and Field Lacrosse Teachings, and how stickball games are played by indigenous groups across North America. Players will also take part in interactive drills, team relays, and challenges throughout all three days.
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