Posted by: RasmaSandra | November 11, 2018

Exploring Bridgeport and New Haven


Bridgeport Connecticut is the fifth-largest city in New England.

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The Discovery Museum and Planetarium is an interactive, educational facility. The exhibits are hands-on and activity based so that visitors can learn through personal experience and interaction. This museum has three permanent galleries and features lessons and activities about electricity, sound, and space. Throughout the year there are three additional traveling exhibits.

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Within the museum territory, you’ll also find Adventure Park which is a zip line and climbing park. There are 11 treetop trails with nearly 200 platforms. Each of the platforms is installed at various heights all over the forest and connected by cables to trees. Visitors are safely harnessed and can slide along from platform to platform. Everyone receives orientation and safety training.

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Beardsley Zoo is the only zoo in Connecticut. It is divided into five sections. The Predator section gets you up close to leopards, lynx, and tigers. In the South American Rainforest section, you can see different species of monkey, boa constrictors, vampire bats, poison dart frogs and a lot more.

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Alligator Alley has water birds, bald eagles, American alligators, and gray foxes.

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The New England Farmyard has guinea hogs, snowy owls, Cotswold sheep, Nubian goats, and black swans. Hoofstock is home to bison, llamas, wolves, black-tailed prairie dogs, and other animals.

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The Housatonic Museum of Art is housed in the Housatonic Community College. Here you can see artwork by a number of artists. Permanent collections include 18th, 19th, and 20th-century artwork. The museum also exhibits visiting and rotating displays and a series of student work exhibitions.

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Captain’s Cove Seaport is close-by a boardwalk that surrounds Captain’s Cove Marina. It is a small, waterfront event and tourism center. Here you can find fish fry restaurants, shops, and lively bars. Throughout the year there are live music and other special events. Boat charters are available for sports fishing, and sunset cruises.

New Haven Connecticut

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Yale University Woodbridge Hall

New Haven is home to Yale University.

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The Yale University Art Gallery is an art museum that has found its home in several buildings on the Yale University campus. The art collection spans all periods and cultures particularly African sculptures, American decorative art and fine arts, Italian paintings, and modern art. It is the oldest university art museum in the western hemisphere founded in 1832.

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The New Haven Green is a historic park in downtown. This is a privately owned park. It was designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark District. Many events take place in the park like the New Haven Jazz Festival.

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The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is housed in the Hewitt Quadrangle at Yale University. It is a literary archive and rare book library built in 1963. It is one of the world’s largest buildings dedicated exclusively to rare books and manuscripts. On display, you can find the library’s most prized possessions among them a copy of the Gutenberg Bible.

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The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is a science museum founded in 1866 by philanthropist George Peabody. It is one of the world’s oldest and largest natural history museums. The popular Great Hall of Dinosaurs includes The Age of Reptiles, a 110-foot long mural, and a mounted Brontosaurus. The permanent exhibits include birds, minerals, and artifacts of the Native Americans of Connecticut. Egyptian artifacts, and wildlife dioramas. Its collection of fossils is one of the largest and most important in the U.S.

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The Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park dates back to the 1920s. The carousel building was constructed in 1916. It features two chariots and 70 figures which are all directed by a figure of George Washington holding a baton. Both the building and the carousel are on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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