FREE Activities for Families in Stamford This Winter! | Stamford Moms

Looking for something fun to do this winter that will give your pocket book a break? Scroll down for a few FREE activities for families in Stamford!

Sunday Funday at the Whittingham Discovery Center

On Sundays at 10 a.m. through February 11, the read-along will be accompanied by FREE snacks and an activity. The first 25 participants will get a free copy of the book read that day!

Click here for a reading schedule!

If you’re looking for more FREE story time options,
visit the Ferguson Library calendar by clicking here!

Light & Color Pop-Up Exhibit at the Whittingham Discovery Center

Pass some time and discover the science behind lights and colors at The Pop-up Interactive Light & Color Exhibit for Children in January! The activity is FREE and registration is not needed. Find the exhibit upstairs at the Whittingham Discovery Center during regular hours until January 28 for quick activity stations and a craft.

Prelude – A Light-Art Installation at Mill River Park

From January 25 – 28, this free-to-the-public walk-through light installation by world-renowned light artist, Kari Kola, will set your mind ablaze with inspiring illuminations. Located on the West Side of Mill River Park, across the street from the Hampton Inn at 26 Mill River Street, this brilliant spectacle will be an unforgettable experience. As you stroll down the path along the Mill River, pause to enjoy the slow, contemplative music and take notice of how the lights installed among the dormant riverbed gardens highlight the stark beauty of nature in midwinter.

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Building Events

Lego Dreamzzz Building Event at Awesome Toys & Gifts, Sunday, January 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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Open House & Launch of Snapology (ages 3-14) at Pickleball America! Saturday, February 3, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Click here to learn more and register!

Enjoy a Movie

There are a few opportunities to enjoy a free movie at one of the Ferguson Library branches this winter!
Preschool Movie Matinees are on Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library
Family Movies are on select Fridays, 4 p.m. at Harry Bennett Branch
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Movie Celebration, Friday, February 16, noon – 4 p.m. at the Main Library

Click here for all the details!

The Avon Theatre Film Center has a new free film series called “Movies That Build Community”.
This new film series was made possible by the City of Stamford through a generous grant from the Stamford Arts and Culture Commission. Admission is free and includes a complimentary popcorn and soda.
Movies That Build Community tickets are only available through our box office. Call (203) 967-3660 or visit in person to reserve your tickets

A Field of Dreams (1989) (PG) Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Apollo 13 (1995) (PG) Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Local Hero (1983) (PG) Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m.

Sing and Dance at the Ferguson Library

On Saturday, February 3, 11 a.m. – noon at the Main Library, Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with Orchestra Lumos and Music Together of Fairfield County, who will present an interactive concert where everyone can sing, dance, move, play and enjoy orchestral music while building literacy and social/emotional skills.

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Participate in a Craft at the Ferguson Library

Get creative with the kids at one of the Ferguson Library branches!

Lunar New Year Paper Craft: Saturday, February 3, 2 p.m. at the Main Library
After School Knitting Club for Kids: Monday, February 5, 3:45 p.m. at Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch
Crafternoon: Origami Hearts: Tuesday, February 6, 3:45 p.m. at Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch
Crafternoon: Valentine’s Day Cards: Tuesday, February 13, 3:45 p.m. at Harry Bennett Branch
Make Friendship Bracelets: Wednesday, February 14, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Main Library
Origami Hour: Valentine’s Day: Wednesday, February 14, 5:30 p.m. Harry Bennett Branch

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