Connecticut Day Trips, Nature May 19, 2017
The Outdoor Discovery Park In Connecticut That’s Perfect For A Family Day Trip
Escape the business of day to day life with a visit to Connecticut’s natural side. Take a fun walk through the woods, meet some of the state’s native animal population and learn about your outdoor surroundings at this peaceful education center. Every member of the family, young or old, will love coming back to Earthplace again and again.
As you can see, Earthplace and its on-site museum provide a lot of open space to explore. Who knew such a place was tucked in to the small town of Westport?
This unique discovery center is the perfect spot to rediscover your love of the great outdoors. The grounds of the surrounding 62 acre reserve are free to visit all year round.
You're guaranteed to find something that delights you here. Whether that's taking a scenic stroll, getting your hands on some furry woodland creatures or taking part in the hands on science lessons, you'll just have to wait and find out.
If you head inside to the Earthplace Museum you can check out all kinds of cool disposals and exhibits. Plus you can learn about all the animals that live in the state, some of whose you'll run in to on this trip.
Admission is $5 per child and $7 per adult.
In fact, you'll even get the opportunity to come face to face (and sometimes pet) the live animals they keep here. From friendly ferrets to hawks and turtles, this place is just full of surprises.
The kids will love the firsthand interaction with animals and immersion in science. Parents will be thrilled by how educational this trip is and will love watching their kid's face light up when they discover something new.
But the real fun is just being outside and enjoying the gorgeous natural sights. You'll find fields, forests, ponds, a stream and 2 miles of trails.
Sift through the fields, turn over logs and search the pond for frogs as you go. This place will bring out the scientist in you.
Earthplace is located at 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, Connecticut 06880.
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