I am so excited to be sharing with you some of the fun family activities in my state. My name is Joanne and I blog over at Our Unschooling Journey. Having lived in Connecticut for my whole life there are very few places that I have not been! One of the perks of living in a small state is that there isn’t usually much of a drive to visit anything. We enjoy playing tourist and visiting all the sites that our state has to offer.We have so many great things to see and do here too!
Some of our very favorite places that we enjoy visiting over and over again are the West Hartford Children’s Museum, The Connecticut Science Museum, and the Mystic Aquarium. All three places have wonderful hands- on learning opportunities!
When we’re looking to learn a bit more about the history of our state we head to Mystic Seaport, The New England Air Museum, or the Mashentucket Pequot Museum. At Mystic seaport we get to see what life was like in an old New England whaling village. At the New England air museum we get to learn all about old war planes and helicopters and the history of flight.
The Mashentucket Pequot museum teaches us about what life was like for the Native Americans and how their lives have changed through present day.
My kids can never get enough of amusement parks either and we have two pretty nice ones right in our state; Lake Compounce and Quassy Amusement park. While we have not made it to Lake Compounce yet with the boys we have enjoyed many homeschooling days at Quassy.
When we’re looking to test our strength and build some muscle we head to the Storrs Adventure park, at Jordan’s Furniture (pictured below) or Soar Indoors. My boys are quite taken with all these aerial obstacle courses!
There are so many other wonderful things to do in our state too. We enjoy finding out how maple syrup is made touring the many sugar shacks in early spring. We enjoy picking apples and seeing how cider is made in the fall. We enjoy hiking, swimming, and visiting the many Connecticut beaches in the spring and summer.
You can find Joanne at Our Unschooling Journey where she blogs about homeschooling her three boys, recipes, crafting and homemaking. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and G+.