Things to do with Kids in Connecticut in January

It’s January and it’s cold outside. Kids are either going to school, indoor sports, ballet, church or at home bored. We came up with some things you can do with kids in Southeastern Connecticut this January to give you more ideas for fun this winter.


Family Game Days at Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut
Saturday, January 4, 11, 18, 26, 2020

Get your game on this January at Mystic Aquarium! Family Game Days returns every Saturday in January starting on the 4th. Explore all of your favorite exhibits and.

Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport 

Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport 



Saturday, January 4, 2020

Believing is just the beginning for your favorite Disney heroes at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big! Miguel aspires to be a musician and journeys through the Land of the Dead to unlock his family’s history. Moana and Maui bravely restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti. Anna and Elsa save their kingdom while the Disney Princesses inspire with stories of strength, determination and kindness. Share every magical moment filled with breathtaking ice skating and beloved songs and stories that give you a reason to believe! *No costumes for guests 14 & older.

Open Cockpit at the New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks
Saturday, January 18, 2020

For this event, we will be partnering with Beardsley Zoo and Old New-Gate Prison for a soaring good time! With two educational sessions at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Beardsley Zoo Educators will bring science to life with their interactive aviary demonstrations. Old New-Gate Prison will be onsite with bat themed activities and educational information on how bats help our environment.


Open Cockpit at the New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks
Saturday, January 18, 2020

This event will also include; climb aboard experiences in historic aircraft; flight simulators; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, and much more! A variety of aircraft will be open for visitors including the WWII era Republic P-47D, the Vietnam War era Bell UH-1B “Huey” helicopter, as well as supersonic jet fighters including the North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter and the Lockheed F-104C Starfighter.

Beardsley Zoo Amur Leopard Cubs First Birthday Party, Bridgeport
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Join us for a celebration of Orion and Kallisto’s first birthdayon Saturday, January 25. The Zoo has planned a number of special events and activities throughout the day. The birth of Orion and Kallisto on January25, 2019, began a critical life-saving effort for the two cubs, withround-the-clock feedings by Animal Care staff for these extremely rare endangeredanimals.

Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun Casino
January 16-19, 2020 (Thursday – Sunday)

The 2020 Hartford Boat Show leads the winter boat show season with more than 125 exhibitors, 400 watercraft, and 95 brands of boats, motors and trailers represented.

Winterfest and Ice Skating at Bushnell Park, Hartford

Winterfest and Ice Skating at Bushnell Park, Hartford
November 29 – January 20, 2020


Free skating returns to Bushnell Park daily from 11 am to 8 pm! Winterfest continue through January 20. Free ice skating, free rentals, free lessons and more! Learn to skate, skate to Hip-Hop, ice sculpting demonstrations, and Simon Says by SeaTea Improv are just some of the fun activities.