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Greenwich isn’t exactly a children’s playground, but there’s plenty to keep boredom at bay. Here are the best things to do with kids in Greenwich:
1. Audubon Greenwich. This 295-acre sanctuary, opened in 1942 as the National Audubon Society’s first environmental education center, is home to more than seven miles of hiking trails along fields, steams and ponds. Inside the Kimberlin Nature Education Center, kids can keep busy with hands-on nature activities and natural history exhibits.
2. The beach. Your littlest sun worshippers will have lots of sand to comb and trails to climb at Greenwich Point Park. If saltwater hurts their eyes, we suggest Byram Beach, home to the town’s only public pool.
3. The Maritime Aquarium. A 20-minute drive away in Norwalk you’ll find the Maritime Aquarium, where kids can get up close and personal with the wildlife of the Long Island Sound, including seals, river otters and sea turtles. The aquarium is also home to Connecticut’s biggest IMAX theater.
4. Putnam’s Cottage. This unassuming red-shingled building boasts a rich history dating back to before the American Revolution. Known as Knapp’s Tavern during the war, the home played an integral role in General Israel Putnam’s escape from the British troops. Today, it serves as a learning center and frequent Revolutionary War celebration site.
5. Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Also in Norwalk, this children’s museum has more than 100 interactive exhibits — including a science lab and art studio — that engage children up to 10 years old.