THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK and MTA

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.
Availability: Seven days a week(except Thanksgiving and Christmas Days) Yearround
Cost: Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $39; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $33.50; youths 12-17, $37.50; children 5-11, $16.50; children 3-4, $14.50; children under 3, free.

Affordable family adventure close to home. A quick walk from the train station and you can get close to animals of Long Island Sound and beyond. Touch a shark, watch a seal show, see otters, jellyfish, frogs, giant halibut and tiny seahorses. Your ticket includes a classic IMAX movie on a screen six stories tall. See humpback whales, monarch butterflies and baby orangutans. Stroll the surrounding SoNo neighborhood with waterfront dining, eclectic restaurants, clubs, shops, art galleries and more. For more information including schedules of special exhibits, IMAX movie shows and times, educational programs and more, call 203-852-0700

Metro North to Bruce Museum

1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
Availability: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Year-round
Cost: Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $21.50; seniors, persons with disabilities, individuals receiving Medicare, $16.50; children 5-11, $5; children under 5, free. Visit website for pricing at other stations.

Year-round. Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With more than a dozen changing exhibitions a year of art and science as well as permanent exhibition galleries geared for the entire family to enjoy, the Bruce Museum lives up to its name as the jewel of Greenwich, Connecticut. There is always something new to see at the Bruce Museum, which is conveniently located near Metro-North's Greenwich Station and a short block from shopping and dining excellence on famous Greenwich Avenue. Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master(January 21 - May 21, 2017); Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum's Art Collection (February 11 - June 11, 2017); Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945-1980 (February 18 - June 4, 2017); Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs (through July 16, 2017);

Sheffield Island Lighthouse BBQ

4 North Water St., Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.
Availability: July 16 and Aug. 13
Cost: $55 pp

Two Dates Only: July 16 and August 13. Boat leaves dock at 5 pm and returns at 9:30 pm. New this year, visitors can board the Norwalk Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to Sheffield Island Lighthouse for a BBQ! Menu Pulled Pork, Sliced BBQ Steak, BBQ Chicken, Corn On The Cob, Tomato Salad, Orzo Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Watermelon, soft drinks.

Sound Waters Public Afternoon and Sunset Sails

166 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 406-3335 (week days only). If you need assistance on the day of your sail, please call (203) 564-0819..
Availability: Select Dates May - Oct. 1
Cost: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12.

Afternoon Sails – Great for Families! Enjoy the excitement and wonder of the Long Island Sound aboard our 80′ Schooner. Work together to raise the sails, examine firsthand the rich diversity of the life that exists beneath the waves, sample and test water quality, learn about hypoxia, and analyze groundwater. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12. Sunset Sails – Great for Adults! Join us aboard the 80′ Schooner for a Sunset Sail. Bring your dinner and your favorite beverage and relax while watching the sun dip below the horizon. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price $40/person. No children pricing on Sunset sails.

Summer Cruises to Sheffield Island - Daily and Weekends

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.
Availability: May 27 - Sept. 30
Cost: $25

From May through September, visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations. Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse, you'll step directly from the boat into the past. Sheffield Island is located in the outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways.