Barnum Museum

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

I-95, Ex. 27. (203) 331-1104. While the Barnum Museum undergoes historic restoration and re-envisioning, you have the opportunity to see hundreds of artifacts up close in our special events gallery. From Tom Thumb carriages to the "Centaur of Tymfi"; the museum continues to amaze and enthrall guests of all ages. Thurs. – Fri. 11-3.

Brewster Street Boat Launch

Brewster Street, Bridgeport, CT

Brewster Street Boat Launch provides access to Black Rock Harbor. Minimal on-street parking available.  From the East: Take I-95 South. Take the Fairfield Avenue exit which is exit 25 Route 130. 0.1 miles. Turn left onto Fairfield Avenue 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Ellsworth Street 0.4 miles. Turn left onto Brewster Street 0.1 miles. Follow Brewster until end of the road. From the West: Take I-95 North. Take exit 24 which is the Black Rock Turnpike exit 0.2 miles. Turn slight left onto Kings Highway approximately 0.1 miles. Turn slight right onto Black Rock Turnpike 0.3 miles. Black Rock Turnpike becomes Brewster Street 0.9 miles. Follow Brewster until end of the road.

Captains Cove

1 Bostwick Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

Captains Cove offers a unique maritme tourist experience including waterfront shops, public wharf and an historic attractioins. The site offers great views of Black Rock Harbor providing opportunities to see a variety of recreational and commercial vessels that ply this busy harbor. Plenty of parking is available at Captains Cove on-site lot.rom the East: Take I-95 South. Take exit 26 which is the Wordin Avenue exit 0.1 miles. Stay straight onto Cherry Street/Frontage Street, follow for 0.4 miles. Turn left onto Bostwick Avenue. Follow Bostwick until end. From the West: Take I-95 North. Take exit 25 to State Street 0.1 miles. Turn slight right onto Coolidge Street approximately 0.1 miles. Turn left onto State Street Ext/Commerce Drive continue for 0.4 miles. Turn slight left onto State Street 0.1 miles. Turn right onto Bostwick Avenue. Follow Bostwick until end. http://www.captainscoveseaport.com

City Lights Gallery

37 Markle Court, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

 (203) 334-7748. Gallery presents local, regional and emerging artists and hosts a myriad of events, such as art classes for children and adults, portrait and figure open sketch and painting groups, movie screenings, poetry nights, artists social events and opening receptions, concerts, chess workshops, dance performances, play readings and changing exhibits of contemporary art and fine crafts. Frame Shop on premises. Gallery available for private and corporate rentals. Wed. - Fri. 11 - 5, Sat. noon - 4, or by appt.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Ave. , Bridgeport, CT 06610.

(203) 394-6565. CT's only Zoo! Located on 52 beautiful acres, visit more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species including many endangered and threatened species. Visit our South American Rainforest with free-flight aviary, New England Farmyard, and prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas. Year round educational programs. Antique Carousel, Victorian Greenhouse, and Hanson Exploration Station also on grounds. Ideal for birthday parties and other special events! Daily 9 - 4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Discovery Museum & Planetarium

4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604.

Rte. 15, Exit 47; I-95 Ext. 27A. (203) 372-3521. Three floors of hands-on, interactive fun with science. Featuring daily, full-dome planetarium shows, demonstrations, permanent and traveling exhibits. Groups and Challenger Learning Center (1 of 48 in the world; reservations required); rentals, birthday parties, overnights. More than 65,000 visitors, students, and teachers annually. Tues. – Sun. 10 - 5.

Downtown Cabaret Theatre

263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport, CT 06604.

I-95, Ex. 27A to Exit 2 Golden Hill St./Main St. (203) 576-1636. Award Wining professional theater in a "BYOB & Picnic" cabaret style seating atmosphere. Produces Professional Children's Theatre, Main Stage Concerts, & Main Stage Theatre featuring both seasoned and up and coming CT and NY talent. Groups, birthdays, and rentals welcome! 

Greater Bridgeport Symphony

446 University Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604.

(203) 576-0263. Premier symphony orchestra offers seven concerts during the year that range from classical to contemporary music including guest solo artists.

Housatonic Museum of Art

900 Lafayette Bvld., Bridgeport, CT 06604.

Housatonic Community College. (I-95, Ex. 27; Rte. 8/25, Ex. 2). (203) 332-5052. Significant art collection includes works of Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Chagall, Klimt and Warhol. Changing exhibitions, lectures and programs. Sept. - May: Mon.- Fri. 8:30 - 5:30; Thurs. until 7. Sat. 9 – 3, Sun. 12 – 4; Jun. –Aug. Mon. – Fri. 8:30 - 5:30, Thurs. until 7. Closed Sat. & Sun. in summer. Call for holiday times.

Klein Memorial Auditorium

910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605.

I-95 Ex. 27A. (800) 424-0160. Art Deco styled theater opened in 1940 has hosted many luminaries. Home of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony for 70+ years. The Klein hosts a variety of theatrical performances including comedy, drama, musicals, dance, and special events year-round. Facility Rental available