Have you ever been to New Haven, CT? For all our East Coast readers, New Haven offers a variety of family friendly activities! It’s affordable and has lots of learning activities and adventures for kids who appreciate art, music, and culture. So we’re bringing you just a few of the must see attractions in this great city!
The Peabody Museum houses 4 billion years of the Earth’s history including the third largest paleontology collection in the U.S. See huge dinosaur fossils and exhibits on primates, birds, gems, minerals, Earth and space. This a great place for the whole family! Adults are $9 and children are just $5.
This fine-arts museum presents works of art from ancient times to the present day, with a variety of changing exhibitions. The gallery has a wonderful education department that includes a slew of hands-on activities for kids, and there is no admission fee. This is a definite must see when you’re in town!
The Yale Visitor Center now offers a Kid’s Architectural Treasure Hunt brochure for children ages 6-11 that encourages the children to hunt for architectural details and designs while on the tour. Group tours for the treasure hunt can be arranged by calling (203) 432-230.
Yale Center for British Art houses the largest collection of British art outside the UK in a landmark building by Louis Kahn, and includes paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and rare books. There are a variety of exhibitions, talks, tours, concerts, and family programs which occur on a regular basis, and the museum offers visitors free admission.
Established in 1982, the Knights of Columbus Museum features world-class exhibitions of artwork and history, particularly those representing the heritage of Catholicism. Renowned for its annual Christmas exhibitions, the Knights of Columbus Museum provides a spacious, contemporary and family-friendly facility. It is fully accessible, open year-round, and offers free admission and onsite parking.
This museum is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. They are all about learning and building and have over a thousand things you can build there!
The Mochi Store
Some say mochi is the new macaroon, so while in New Haven, be sure to check out this one-of-a-kind ice cream shop selling only mochi ice cream. As you might already know, its a combination of gourmet ice cream wrapped in a sweetened rice confection, creating a delicious bite-sized treat. This unique sweet-shop offers countless flavors, from basic vanilla to tropical passion fruit and even chocolate peanut butter, so there is a flavor for every customer.
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New Haven is home to the first slice of American pizza so be sure to grab a slice while you’re in town! Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana is one of the oldest and best known pizzerias in the United States, so try to grab a slice of their goodness while you’re visiting!
Theater. Take in a show or a take a tour! There’s Shubert, Long Warf, and Yale theaters!