Friday, December 21, 2012

For Holiday Vacation Week Day-trippers

Museum Pass Fun
If you plan to stay close to home during the holiday vacation period, you can use our library's museum pass program to add a little money-saving spice to your day-tripping schedule.

Museum passes may be reserved up to 24 hours in advance of the day you plan to check out the pass or use it. Passes circulate for 2 days and are funded by the Friends of the East Hampton Library.

Passing Along the Fun : Places to Go and Things to Do
Here's a quick list of holiday places to go and things to do using a library pass. Special event charges may apply.

Mystic Aquarium (Mystic CT)
Winter Waterland : Saturday's and Sundays in December; Thursday, December 27 and Tuesday, January 1.

Peabody Museum (New Haven, CT)
Seasons of Change : Visit the interactive traveling exhibit about climate change. Don't forget the Discovery Room, which comes equipped with "Please Touch" exhibits for ages 5-12.

Connecticut River Museum (Essex, CT)
Make tracks to the 19th Annual Holiday Train Show, always extraordinary.

New England Air Museum (Windsor Locks, CT)
Take flight! Enjoy family vacation fun December 26-30. Special event program fees may apply.

Roger Williams Park & Zoo (Providence, RI)
Winter Wonder Days : "Into the wild" you'll go; exhibit opens New Years Day, January 1, 2013.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT)
Typically open on weekends only, enjoy Child's Tour during vacation week and a kids-eye view of life in the Stowe household. Tour's start time is 1:30PM, December 26-28.

Old State House at Hartford (Hartford, CT)
If you plan to attend Hartford's First Night Celebration, kid-friendly activities begin at 2PM and end at 8PM.

Florence Griswold Museum (Old Lyme, CT)
Check out The Magic of Christmas, including free and for-fee events.