South Central Region

The Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum - The museum is a regular world of comic strip, cartoon, western, TV and advertising character memorabilia. In fact it has mementos from just about every major and minor studio and famous toy manufacturer.

Peabody Museum of Natural History - Step into the world’s cultures through outstanding exhibits on Ancient Egypt, and the peoples of Mesoamerica, the Andes, the Pacific, the Great Plains and the Northwest Coast.

The Eli Whitney Museum - One of America's premier inventors. The Museum has two permanent exhibits, Inventing Change and The Gilbert Gallery which are open year round. From November to January see the Annual Toy Train exhibition in which visitors may run as many as four separate train lines on a 30 x 15 foot layout. Also displays and activities on aeromodeling.

Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center - An 8.4 acre bird sanctuary and wildlife refuge on Long Island Sound located at the mouth of the Housatonic River. The Nature center offers educational exhibits, tide pool demonstration tank, nature store and more.

Freedom Schooner Amistad - Connecticut's Flagship and Tall Ship Ambassador. Amistad’s home port is Long Wharf Pier in New Haven. The Freedom Schooner visits ports nationally and internationally as an ambassador for friendship and goodwill. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to the millions of souls that were broken or lost as a result of the insidious transatlantic slave trade.

The Yale Center for British Art - The Yale Center for British Art houses the most comprehensive collection of English paintings, prints, drawings, rare books, and sculpture outside Great Britain. Given to Yale University by Paul Mellon, Class of 1929, the Center's resources illustrate British life and culture from the 16th century to the present.

Yale University Art Gallery - A tour of the Yale Art Gallery will take you through outstanding collections of Egyptian, Etruscan, and Greek art, early Italian panel paintings, European, Asian and African art from many cultures, impressionist, modernist, and contemporary paintings and sculpture as well as changing selections from over 30,000 master prints, drawings, and photographs.

Hammonasset Beach State Park - A visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park, is more than just another day at the beach. Connecticut's largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beach to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk, or just relaxing in the sun and surf.

Shubert Performing Arts Center - The Shubert presents a wide array of programs to a diverse community including the best of Broadway, dance, cabaret and family entertainment.

The Dudley Farm - The restored and furnished 1840 Farm House is the hub of the farm. Tours of the house introduce visitors to a typical kitchen, dining room, parlor and bedrooms, while sharing lifestyle information and stories from the house's previous inhabitants. The Farm is open to the public and invites visitors to experience life on a turn of the 20th century farm. Located on Rt 77 just north of Rt. 80.  (203) 457-0770.



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