Stamford Museum & Nature Center: ASTRONOMY NIGHTS: Fall Constellations

10/23/2015

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-977-6521.

7 p.m. -  8 p.m. Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by learning about Fall Constellations, followed by a visit to view the night sky through the Observatory's 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 & older. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. Members: FREE | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3. For more information   e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Outdoor Adventures: Fall Owl Prowl

10/23/2015

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-977-6521.

Discover the secret lives of our favorite feathered nocturnal friends — the owls. Take a look at an owl's role in the food chain with participants dissecting an owl pellet. Meet our new non-releasable teaching barred owl, Willow, and discover the types of owls that call Connecticut home. Then, head out into the woods to call for our local owl species, who at this time of year will be preparing for winter. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this event. Rain or shine. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. To register or for more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Program: Astronomy Nights: Fall Constellations

10/23/2015

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-1646.

Astronomy Nights: Fall Constellations--Friday, October 23, 7 pm. Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more through our 22-inch telescope. Start by enjoying a presentation on "Fall Constellations" followed by a visit to view the night sky. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. This program is suitable for ages 5 and over. Location: Behind the Heckscher Farm, enter from Scofieldtown Road. GPS users enter – 151 Scofieldtown Road. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3.

Norwalk Historical Society Offers Lantern Tours Through Mill Hill Graveyard

10/23/2015 to 10/24/2015

2 East Wall St., Norwalk, CT 06851. Phone: 203-846-0525.

As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play...Take a lantern-lit tour through the Mill Hill graveyard at 2 East Wall St., Norwalk, CT. Listen to NEW chilling tales from the Norwalk spirits at the 5th annual "A Haunting at Mill Hill", Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th. Tours run every half hour between 6:00pm – 9:30pm (under a tent during inclement weather). Refreshments follow each tour in the historic 1826 "Little Red Schoolhouse". Hear stories of murder, death and destruction! Meet Nelson Taylor, a troubled spirit from South Norwalk, and Jacob Nash, a Revolutionary War soldier who met his demise during the Burning of Norwalk. Plus more entities from Norwalk's colorful past. Bring a flashlight and a friend! There is limited space on each tour, book early! Purchase tickets online starting October 1st on line.  Purchase Early Bird Tickets by October 22nd - Adults/Teens - $13, Child - $8 (not recommended for children under 8yrs old). Tickets purchased after October 22 and at the door are Adults/Teens- $15 for and Child - $10.

Enchanted Forest at The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield

10/23/2015

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Children are encouraged to wear costumes for this unique and fun – but not scary – event. Experience the Larsen Sanctuary at night while being escorted along the luminary trail by volunteers who light the way with flashlights. The night also features fall-themed craft making, Halloween snacks and a chance to meet some of the Center's creepy, crawly critters. The Enchanted Forest is held rain or 'moon' shine. Guided walks leave every fifteen minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m.; the last walk leaves at 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Ticket prices are: CAS members--$10/child, $2 for adults; nonmembers--$15/child and $2 for adults.

Woodcock Nature Center Family Fun Prowl

10/23/2015

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

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 Animal Embassy from Stamford will be running presentations with their exotic animals. 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

Ambler Farm Fright Night

10/23/2015 to 10/24/2015

257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton, CT Phone: 203.834.1143.

6:00-8:00pm Drop off the kids (grades 3-5) for haunted activities and frightful (and not so frightful) storytelling. Past attendees still talk about the ghost dog who frequents the Farm! Creepy sights and mysterious sounds abound when the moon rises at Ambler Farm. Refreshments included. - Moonlight Hay Ride - Guessing jar to win the Farm's largest pumpkin - Games, if you dare play... Enrollment limited, advance registration required. Registration opens to members on September 12th, non-members September 25th.

Norwalk Historical Society Hosts Mill Hill Graveyard Tour

10/23/2015 to 10/25/2015

2 East Wall Street,, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-846-0525..

On Friday and Saturday 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.Norwalk Historical Society offers A Haunting at Mill Hill. As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play ...take a lantern-lit tour through the Mill Hill graveyard. Listen to new chilling tales from the Norwalk spirits at "A Haunting at Mill Hill". Meet Benjamin Timpson, Jr., the spirit that roams Smith Street.  Hear the story of theatrical agent LeGrand Smith and the missing steamboat Pacific, plus more from Norwalk’s colorful past. Refreshments follow each tour in the historic Little Red Schoolhouse. Limited space on each tour, book early! Event held indoors during inclement weather. Bring a flashlight.  Tickets on line :Early Bird Tickets Adults/Teens (ages 13 & up): $13.00,  Child (ages 8-12): $8.00, After 10/23Adults/Teens (ages 13 & up): $15.00,  Child (ages 8-12): $10.00. For information: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Hosts Showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show--Norwalk

10/24/2015

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

Hot patootie, bless my soul, you'll have twice as much fun when you dress up and take part in "The 'Rocky Horror' Experience" on Sat., Oct. 24 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. That's because a live cast will act out the story of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on a stage in the theater while the campy cult-classic film plays on the giant screen above. "Nowhere else can you see 'Rocky Horror' playing on a screen that's six stories tall, with live characters acting out the film right in front of you too," said Aquarium publicist Dave Sigworth. "We're sure that The Maritime Aquarium is the best place to do the time warp again this Halloween season." Audience members are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters, and to bring such appropriate items as rubber gloves, newspapers, umbrellas, flashlights and party horns. "Prop bags" containing rice, toast, newspaper, playing cards and a "Time Warp" dance instruction sheet will be available for $4 at the door. Show time is 9 p.m. 

Discovery Museum Hosts Weekend Workshop: Spooky Science--Bridgeport

10/24/2015

4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-372-3521.

On Saturday, October 24, 2015 the Discovery Museum will offer a workshop:  Spooky Science.  Ages 7 and up from 10 t 11:30AM and ages 4-6 from 2 to 2:24PM.  Join us for Halloween themed crafts, creations and experiments for budding mad scientists.