League of Their Own Last Updated 6/20

Connecticut is filled with diverse experiences from arts to history to nature – but some of the state’s attractions are just too unique to be put into a category. From a planetarium show to scavenger hunts, here is a list of virtual experiences that are in a league of their own.

Blue Slope Country Museum, Franklin

June is Dairy Month. Blue Slope Country Museum will show and explain a butter making exhibit and demonstrate how to make butter in your own home.

 

Glastonbury Planetarium, Glastonbury

Explore the stars and planets right from your own home with video guides of asteroids, comets, and more.

 

Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden

Whitney Workshop at Eli Whitney Museum allow you to participate in weekly Creative Challenges with supplies that can be picked up at the museum and will be instructed online.

 

Greenwich Botanical Center, Cos Cob

Greenwich Botanical Center is a volunteer nonprofit organization located in Cos Cob, Connecticut. Founded in 1957, GBC is dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation and the arts through educational programs, outreach activities and special events. GBC is located within the Montgomery Pinetum, a 77-acre preserve and public park, deeded to the town of Greenwich by Col. Robert H. Montgomery in 1953. Montgomery purchased the parcel in 1920 and went on to plant 850 different and rare conifer species on the property, 200 of which were donated to establish the conifer garden at New York Botanical Garden. https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/

 

Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington

Offering a series home activities including lessons, activities, stories from a Native American storyteller and more.

 

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, Cornwall

It may not be Winter yet but it'll be here before we know it. Fun, outdoor recreation is just what the doc ordered!

 

Mystified Escape Rooms, Mystic

Take a fun Family Frolic Special CAR EDITION Scavenger Hunt around downtown Mystic. The can be completed from the car, but also offers opportunities to visit local trails and open spaces. Purchase online and print at home.

 

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks

New England Air Museum is offering virtual 360 degree tours through panoramic photos of the restoration projects and the museum interior.

 

Norfolk Farmers Market, Norfolk

The Norfolk Farmers Market is a non-profit, town-sponsored marketplace for farmers and artisans. Its objectives are to increase growth for local vendors, to supply its customers with fresh food and high quality handmade goods, and to foster respect for local agriculture and artisans. The market will open for the summer on Saturday June 13 for pre-orders only. Video Credit: Quentin Chiappetta with photos by Winter Caplanson.

 

Segway Tours, Guilford

Segway tours glide through Guilford's historic district, past the Agricultural Fair Grounds and cruise to the marina on Long Island Sound. Consistent with current safety guidelines, tours are available for groups of up to four people and are perfect for families or friends looking to get out and have some fun around town. They ride six feet apart and are sanitizing thoroughly between rides. 

 

Stafford Speedway, Stafford

Stafford Speedway is offering the opportunity to re-watch the iRacing Stafford Speedway 100.

 

Westford Hill Distillers, Ashford

Welcome to a historic property in Connecticut's Quiet Corner to visit one of the first craft distillers in the United States. Experience a guided tasting and learn about the distillation of fine brandies, gin, vodka, liqueurs and more. Westford Hill Distillers has achieved national and international recognition for their spirits and was selected by the Smithsonian Institution to represent Craft distillation as part of their History of Food series.

 

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven offers Peabody@Home with digital resources, educational tools, and online curiosities of the museum's collections.