Maritime Aquarium Norwalk Festival of Lighthouses

11/13/2015 to 01/18/2016

10 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700.

23 large model lighthouses light your way through the galleries of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. This all-new display, open through Jan. 18, works like a juried art show except that thousands of Maritime Aquarium visitors are the jury. Guests follow the homemade beacons through the Aquarium and cast a vote for their favorite. The lighthouse that gets the most total votes wins $1,500. There are cash awards for five runners-up too. Seeing the lighthouses is free with Aquarium admission.

Wilton Historical Society Presents Trains, Trains, Trains!

11/27/2015 to 01/18/2016

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-762-7257.

Trains, Trains, Trains! From 12:00 – 4:00. The much anticipated Great Trains Holiday Exhibit: An Interactive Wonderland will open the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27 from 12 - 4. Dressed for the holidays, the Society's historic 18th and 19th century buildings are transformed into a train-lovers delight with eight different train layouts winding through tiny towns with many different kinds of buildings, tunnels, cable cars, and two working Ferris Wheels! New this year: a Wilton-themed HO layout; expanded "O" gauge layout; and a working Lego train set. The interactive display enchants visitors of all ages with lots of buttons to push and knowledgeable "train engineers" on hand to "talk trains". In a special train room for the youngest guests, there are buttons galore plus Thomas the Tank Engine and a Brio set for hands-on fun. The Great Trains Holiday Exhibit will run from Friday, November 27, 2015 through Monday, January 18, 2016 on Thursdays – Saturdays, 10-4; Sundays 12-4; and Wednesdays by appointment. Admission is free for members of the Society, and $10 for non-member adults.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion The Mansion’s Holiday Exhibit

11/27/2015 to 01/03/2016

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

Wednesday –Sunday, 12-4 p.m. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6, 8-18 This exhibit will trace the development of the holiday traditions during the Victorian era in America. Visitors will see its evolution from 1850 to the 1900s, from small tabletop tree with edibles and handmade ornaments, to lavishly embellished trees that stood on the floor and almost reached the ceiling. The Museum will also explore the Mansion during the 1930s, and the decorations and gift-giving traditions during Florence Mathews' era.

Bruce Museum Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals

12/22/2015 to 01/03/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

Carnival of the Animals is Danish sculptor Bjørn Okholm Skaarup's first American museum exhibition, presenting a contemporary bestiary in bronze. Each of the twenty animal sculptures on view offers a whimsical story or allegory to decipher, inspired by ancient fables, art history, or modern animation. Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm, Doors close 1/2 hour before closing, Last admission 4:30 pm.

Fairfield Audubon Morning Bird Walk

01/02/2016

314 Unquowa Road,, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-0416.

9 a.m. Adults and children ages 12+ Get off to a good start on Saturday, Jan. 2 with a guided bird walk in The Connecticut Audubon Society's magnificent Larsen Sanctuary in Fairfield. The walk and talk is an excellent opportunity to explore the sanctuary's varied habitats including wetlands, woodlands, ponds and meadows that are home to many species of birds.

Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park

01/03/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-896-0376.

9 am - 11:30 am. Enjoy a leisurely outdoor walk to learn about the migrating and resident wild birds. Bring binoculars and meet on the beach near the southern concession stand. Free. No reservations required. For Information, contact Cynthia Ehlinger at 203-413-6756 or cynthiae@brucemuseum.org.

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk IMAX® Theater Humpback Whales

01/08/2016 to 05/26/2016

10 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

11 a.m. and 2 & 4 p.m. daily. Swim, dive, leap and sing among some of the largest animals on Earth in this exciting IMAX movie that's better than any whale watch you've ever been on! This appealing film takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the Kingdom of Tonga for a close-up look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.

Shakespeare on the Sound Presents Alas Poor Yorick!--Norwalk

01/08/2016

33 Highland Ave., Norwalk, CT 06853. Phone: 203-299-1300.

Shakespeare on the Sound presents: ALAS POOR YORICK! An exciting program which will introduce your 7-10 year old to Hamlet via games and interactive storytelling. The program concludes with the kids performing a 90 second version of the play. This Friday 1/8, 4:00-5:00p.m. in the Moose Room at the Rowayton Community Center. This program is drop-off and FREE.  Email to sign up or call.

Shakespeare on the Sound Presents To Be Or Not To Be Toddlers!--Norwalk

01/08/2016

33 Highland Ave., Norwalk, CT 06853. Phone: 203-299-1300.

Shakespeare on the Sound presents:  TO BE OR NOT TO BE TODDLERS! A fun event for you and your toddler to learn a line of Shakespeare. Imagine exploring Hamlet's castle, decorating a crown, dancing and more. This Friday 1/8, 2:45-3:30p.m. in the Moose Room at the Rowayton Community Center. FREE.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society - Annimail Adoption & Pet Boutique

01/09/2016

225 Beacon Point Road, Stratford, CT Phone: 203-385-4068.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society will be hosting an Animal Adoption Event and Pet Boutique at the Stratford Animal Control Facility located at 225 Beacon Point Road on Saturday, January 9th from 11:00am-3:00pm.   For more information, please visit our website.