President’s Day 2015

Monday, February 16:

9:30 am – 11:00 am: Pajama Party Breakfast February break has begun and who feels like getting out of your jammies? Let’s start out your school vacation with sausage, egg and cheese toll-ups, mini cinnamon roll muffins, bacon hearts and homemade home fries. Wear your pajamas and stay comfy! Ages 6 and up. $25 per child. Newington, CT.

9:30 am – 5:00 pm: President’s Day! Spend the day with us at the museum celebrating this great holiday! Learn what it takes to be president of the United States and make a craft honoring Abe Lincoln or George Washington in celebration of President’s Day! What would you do if you were president? Take a picture with an image of President Washington & President Obama! Bristol, CT.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Wondering how to entertain your children on President’s Day? Bring them to Candle-Dipping at Windsor Historical Society. We’ll provide different colors to make each candle unique. The Society’s Hands-On-History Learning Center will be open where children can try on reproduction colonial clothing, try out a child-sized rope bed, or “milk” Flavia the cow. Use your engineering skills to build a toothpick-and-marshmallow replica of the Strong-Howard House or get creative and design a structure of your own. Take a Scavenger Hunt through our main exhibit galleries, try out the replica Native American canoe, and watch a working model of the Windsor Locks Canal. Cost: $5 adults, $3 children or $10 per family.  Snow Date: Tuesday, February 17. Windsor, CT.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Lego Contest Step into a room full of LEGOs and create a “Space Exploration” flying machine.” The program is for ages 3-12 and prizes will be awarded for each age category: 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Windsor Locks, CT.

11:00 am: The Eagle Flyer is a unique 2-1/2 hour eco-excursion in the Connecticut River Valley. Trees stripped of their foliage afford clear views of the surrounding forest and the Connecticut River; wildlife can be observed from the cozy confines of the vintage rail cars.Our vintage diesel engine will depart from Essex Station and make local station stops at Deep River, Chester and Haddam. Master Wildlife Conservationists from CT’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be on board to share their knowledge of the wildlife that calls the Connecticut River Valley home.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Yummy Spa Spend your day off from school getting pampered! Make your own yummy facials with Chow Bella. After your facial enjoy your custom-made sugar scrub to use while you get a manicure and then take it home for a treat to use later. $45 per child. Farmington, CT.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Open House Celebrate President’s Day with a family trip to Hill-Stead. Usually closed to the public on Mondays, the museum will be open for this special event. Tour the museum at your own pace 12–3 pm, enjoying the winter exhibition, “The Art of Collecting: Alfred Atmore Pope & Randolph Linsly Simpson,” and participate in the following activities: 12–1 pm: Children’s Activities: Create a sculpture or design a postcard in the Makeshift Theater. 1–2 pm: Contemporary dance performance by Dimensional Dance, followed by a short dance lesson by Dimensional Dance’s Ruth Lewis, for children and adults. 2–3 pm: Children’s Activities: Create a sculpture or design a postcard in the Makeshift Theater. Admission is $5 for children ages 3–12; $6 for adults accompanied by a child; free for children under 2 and for members of Hill-Stead Museum.

1:30 pm: Family Tour Just in time for school vacation, the Stowe Center offers a new Family Tour, daily at 1:30 PM from February 14-22. The tour is also offered every weekend at 1:30 PM. Stowe House in Snow. The Family Tour is an interactive hands-on tour of Stowe’s home that uses storytelling, historic photographs and letters, and journaling to bring the 19th century’s most famous female author/activist to life for kids 5-12. Learn how Stowe’s words changed the world and how you can too! Hartford, CT

2:00 pm: The Eagle Flyer – See details above.

Check out list of daily activities for some more things to do but since it is a Holiday call ahead before you head out to ensure the activity is still running.

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