Celebrate Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 11

Celebrate Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 11

Connecticut residents and families don't have to travel too far or spend too much ­to experience all the state has to offer this summer. More than 170 local attractions from historical sites and museums to renowned theaters and unique foodie stops will offer free or discounted admission, special activities, giveaways and hands-on activities for the kids on Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday, June 11.

Residents can browse the complete list of Open House Day participants, and view attractions by town, at the all-new www.CTvisit.com.

The popular statewide event, now in its 12th year, invites residents to discover and rediscover Connecticut¹s fascinating world of art, history and visitor experiences. And with more than 170 local attractions in towns and cities across the state participating, residents can plan a day to delight everyone in their group.

A partial list of the participating attractions include:

Museums

Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill: free admissionfrom 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm

New England Air Museumin Windsor Locks: buy one admission and get one free (higher price prevails)from 10 a.m. to 5pm

Nathan Hale Homesteadin Coventry: free admissionfrom noon to 4pm

Mystic Aquarium in Mystic: $6 off general admission when you mention Connecticut Open House Day at the gate

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museumin Ridgefield: free admission from noon to 5 p.m.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford: free admission for the first 100 visitors from 9am to 5pm.

Activities

Wesleyan Potters in Middletown: free tours and demonstrations, including pottery wheel throwing and fun activities for children, from noon to 4pm.

Food

Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven: 15% off entire check for lunch or dinner from noon to 10pm

Fascia's Chocolates in Waterbury: free special chocolate experience and tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours include behind-the-scenes look at the factory and its history.

Specials and discounts, as well as hours of operation, vary by attraction.

For more information about Connecticut Open House Day, visit www.CTvisit.com. Also RSVP to the Facebook event and follow @CTvisit on Twitter,#CTOpenHouse.

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