Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Hosts Turtle Town Program


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

"Turtle Town" on Oct. 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. invites young herpetologists (ages 5 to 7) to compare turtles of land and sea to discover how the creatures are adapted to their different lifestyles. They examine the look and feel of real turtle shells, learn how baby sea turtles get to the ocean and, best of all, meet and touch a live terrapin. Cost is $25 per child ($20 for members). This is a "drop-off" program; parents or care-givers do not participate. Aquarium admission is included for all registered program participants.Advance registration is required for all public programs.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Hosts A House for Hermit Crab Program


10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854. Phone: 203-852-0700.

"A House for Hermit Crab" on Oct. 25 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. uses the popular Eric Carle story in connecting preschoolers (ages 3 & 4) with a variety of live crabs and mollusks. They examine how the creatures look and feel and classify them according to size, shape, movement styles and other attributes that promote early-childhood science skills. Cost: $25 per child; $20 for members. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Beardsley Zoo - Boo at the Zoo


1875 Noble Dr., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

noon to 3 p.m. This spooktacular afternoon includes harvest hayrides, and many other seasonal enjoyments. Vote for your favorite scarecrow.  If you are under 12 and in costume and accompanied by a paying adult, you get into the zoo free!

Fairfield Museum and History Center Offers Legends & Hauntings Walking Tour


370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

Legends & Hauntings Walking Tour--Sunday, October 25, 6pm – 8pm | $10 Adults, $5 students.Register online to guarantee your spot! Put your scary, creepy, silly, fun, and sparkly costumes on and get chilled to the bone listening to haunting legends, superstitions, and local folklore as night descends. Did body snatching happen in the cemetery? Are there ghosts in Sun Tavern?
Did witches really live here? Find out tonight!

Fairfield Museum Legends and Hauntings


370 Beach Road , Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

Walking Tour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Put your scary, creepy, silly, fun, and sparkly costumes on and get chilled to the bone listening to haunting legends, superstitions, and local folklore as night descends. Did body snatching happen in the cemetery? Are there ghosts in Sun Tavern? Did witches really live here? Find out tonight!



W.101 Putnam Ave,, Greenwich, CT

Performance at Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library 5 pm - 6 pm. Arun Ramamurthy, Carnatic Violin, Jay Gandhi, North Indian Flute, Sameer Gupta, Tabla & Drum set, Sharik Hasan, Piano, Michael Gam, Bass, Pawan Benjamin, Saxophone

Family Owl Prowl -2012 at Woodcock Nature Center--Wilton


56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-762-7280.

On Friday night, October 23, come to Woodcock Nature Centerfor our Family Howl Prowl! *Please note that this event has sold out in the past. We limit each session to about 20 families inorder to ensure a fun experience for all!* Journey down our driveway on a fall hayride, and spend some time doing fun-filled night time activities. For the fifth year in a row, we will play host to Atka, the ambassador wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center. Adults and children should bring their flashlights to enjoy a night spotting scavenger hunt along the boardwalk trail and raft trips onto the pond. WNC naturalists will be bringing out some of the resident animals, and David Havens from the Norwalk River Watershed Association will be running presentations with our owls. Between activities, participants can warm themselves by a roaring fire in the pavilion and enjoy s'mores. This year, food and beverages will be available for sale, as well. Children are invited to come in their Halloween costumes. THIS IS A NON-SCARY EVENT! Rain-date: Sunday October 25th

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Halloween: Ghostly Sightings Tours and Haunted Basement Tours

10/25/2015 to 10/31/2015

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

12-4. General Admission: $20. The Ghostly Sightings Tours at the Mansion will focus on the history of the house, when it was a private residence, between 1868 and 1938. Visitors may encounter Victorian era ghosts during tour hours, but only at Halloween! On the Haunted Basement Tours, guests will have the rare opportunity to see the dark, dungeon-like Civil War-era basement, which will be retrofitted to look like a spine-chilling maze with lighting, playacting, and frightfully fun props.

Bruce Museum The Lure of the Connecticut Coast


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

10:00 - 11:15 am. Amy Kurtz Lansing, Curator, Florence Griswold Museum, will examine coastal Connecticut's appeal to artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Artists with experience of European art colonies traveled from cities such as New York and Boston in search of fellowship and inspiration at art colonies that emerged in Cos Cob, Old Lyme, and Mystic. No advance registration required. Free for members, $7 non-members.

Wilton Historical Society Hosts Halloween Pumpkin Carving


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

Avoid the mess at home! Wednesday, October 28 from 4:00 – 5:00pm is a "BYOP" (Bring Your Own Pumpkin!) event. Join museum educator Allison Reznik in the 1860 Abbott Barn at the Wilton Historical Society as she leads a fun Halloween pumpkin carving and decorating session for children and their adults. Pumpkins available for purchase on-site from the Kiwanis Club or participants can bring their own pumpkin. The Wilton Historical Society will supply carving tools, craft materials, cider and cookies!
Suggested for ages 8 and up. Not a drop off program. $5.00 for members, $10 non-members. Please register.