Phase 1 of re-opening in Connecticut does include outdoor museums and zoos, which can open at 50% capacity. Below is a list of facilities that are re-opening for families and how to plan ahead!

We will continue to update this list as we get more information,

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Preregister Online
Members Only Visits May 22 – June 7
General admission and member visits begin June 8
Morning visits, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Closed for staff lunch and cleaning, noon – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon visits, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Sunday Farm Market returns on Sunday, June 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In the Knobloch Family Farmhouse Parking Lot
Admission to SM&NC Farm Market is FREE and open to the Public.
Admission reservations are not required to attend the Farm Market.
To also enjoy the SM&NC property during your visit, please preregister here.

Silverman’s Farm Animal Farm

Open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
50 people will be allowed in at a time.
No one over 2 years old will be allowed in without a mask.
One way walking experience.
Playground remains closed.
More details are available here.

Barton Orchards

Open Sunday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ice cream stand, farm market, farm animals, dog park & takeout menu.
More details here.

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport

Book here
Opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend

Greenwich Audubon Center Trails

Trails are open Monday – Friday during normal business hours
Building and restrooms remain closed

SoundWaters Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals

Beginning this Saturday, May 30 and continuing each weekend through Labor Day, SoundWaters is renting kayaks and paddle boards to the public on Stamford Harbor.
Single and double kayaks and paddle boards are available for hourly rentals from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last rental is at 5pm). The launch site is Boccuzzi Park at 200 Southfield Avenue. Single kayaks and paddle boards rent for $30/hr. Double kayaks rent for $45/hr. To book a kayak or board in advance, visit SoundWaters.org/rentals.
Reservations are required and inventory is limited.
To support the health and safety of customers and staff, all equipment must be reserved in advance and rental inventory will be limited for the time being. Additional health and safety precautions can be found at SoundWaters.org/rentals.

The Connecticut Beardsley Zoo

Re-opening on Monday, June 1.
There will be a new online ticketing system splitting the day into two sessions, 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. allowing for up to 500 guests per session and closing between sessions for cleaning.
All guests will be required to wear a mask. 
There will be a one-way loop around the zoo so guests can explore while social distancing. All buildings will be closed to the public; however, guests will be able to pre-order food online from the café and pick it up from the take-out window. Also, the gift shop will be open for online purchases which will be made available for pick up at gift shop kiosk.  
Ticket prices will be reduced from $16 to $15 for an adult and from $13 to $10 for a child and a senior and as always children under 3 are free. We will not be able to accept coupons or allow for any partner discount at this time. We also will not be able to rent wheelchairs or strollers.

Fishing

The 2020 fishing season is open! The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has a website with tips, guides & maps. They are also encouraging fishers to follow social distancing practices.

Hiking

Here are 5 great trails nearby!

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