5 Indoor day trips you need to take this winter in CT

   Winter in Connecticut can be fun with days filled with skiing, sledding, snowman building and endless cups of hot chocolate to warm up with.  But, sometimes the cold just gets to be too much.  If that's the case you don't have to sacrifice going out and enjoying your day! Here is our list of 5 indoor day trips you need to make this winter without leaving CT.

1. IT Adventure Ropes Course - New Haven

IT Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture is the world's largest indoor ropes course, offering visitors cargo nets, angled rope ladders and much more.  Topping out at 56 feet it can surely get your blood pumping especially when you go on one of the 4 Sky Rail zip lines.  Also taking up home at IT Adventure Ropes Course is a 1,000 nozzle Liquid Fireworks water fountain that goes to the beat of 41,000 watts of stereo sound and lighting.

 IT Adventure Ropes Course is located at 40 Sargent Dr, New Haven, CT  www.jordans.com/attractions/it   203.812.9981  

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Flickr/jimrob

2. Yale University Art Gallery - New Haven

Yale University Art Gallery offers visitors the chance to enjoy fine art, as well as take in the historic Yale University architecture that houses the art galleries' collections.  With more than 4,000 pieces to view you can spend countless hours wondering through the different exhibits.  The gallery is open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday(open until 8pm on Thursdays, Sep.-June) and 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is free and open to the public with street parking and nearby garages available.  

Yale University Art Gallery is located at 1111 Chapel Street (at York Street) New Haven, Connecticut. www.artgallery.yale.edu   203.432.0600

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Tripadvisor

3. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk - Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk opened in 1988 and has been entertaining CT residents ever since.  Visitors can explore at their own pace, observing 34 exhibits which feature more than 1,200 marine animals of 259 different species.  On top of this the Aquarium also is host to Connecticut's largest IMAX Theater, with a movie screen that reaches six stories high.  This combination provides families with a day full of fun with many stores and restaurants in the local area.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is located at 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT. www.maritimeaquarium.org   203.852.0700

  Maritime Aquarium

Maritime Aquarium

4. PEZ Visitor Center - Orange

There's more than just sweet candy at the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange, CT.  We would share with you all the things to do at the visitor center but the video below shows it all! Check it out!

PEZ Visitor Center is located at 35 Prindle Hill Rd, Orange, CT.  www.us.pez.com/pages/hours-and-location

5. Connecticut Science Center - Hartford

With more than 165 hands-on exhibits for visitors, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and special events to enjoy, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for visitors of all ages, from children and teens to adults.  We recommend going to their website to see the current exhibits as well as the hours and current price of admission.

The Connecticut Science Center is located at 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT  www.ctsciencecenter.org   860.724.3623

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Expedia

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