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Where to Celebrate CT Open House Day in Bristol & Beyond

American Clock & Watch Museum Bristol CT. Photo (c) Michael Uchalid

Join fellow Bristolites for a day-long, statewide celebration on Saturday, June 10, 2017 of everything that makes Connecticut great — and Bristol too.

Attractions, museums, galleries and organizations in towns and cities all across Connecticut will be opening their doors and welcoming visitors with discounted or free admission, giveaways, special offers, hands-on activities for the kids and more.

Attractions, museums, galleries and organizations in towns and cities all across Connecticut will be opening their doors and welcoming visitors with discounted or free admission, giveaways, special offers, hands-on activities for the kids and more. It’s a great way to discover or rediscover all that is happening in our state. You can even become a Connecticut Ambassador!

Participating Bristol attractions includes:

American Clock & Watch Museum
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. In collaboration with other Bristol venues, this year “Museum Magic;” visitors can make clocks and watch crafts with the theme of “The Magic of Clockmaking.”

Barnes Nature Center
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. In collaboration with other Bristol venues, this year “Museum Magic,” the Center’s “The Magic of Nature,” features nature activities including walks, crafts and live animals.

Bristol Historical Society
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. In collaboration with other Bristol venues, this year “Museum Magic;” the “Magic of the Past,” where visitors travel through the time period from 1860 to 1960.

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
Free admission for the first 100 visitors (provided by the City of Bristol), from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. In collaboration with other Bristol venues, this year “Museum Magic,” the museum’s “The Magic of Light,” highlighting the magic of light, color and reflection.

Memorial Military Museum
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Theme for the day, “Museum Magic: Magic of Time Travel;” with free donuts and coffee served from a World War I canteen with accompanying stories of Salvation Army “Donut Girls.” In addition, there will be children’s activities, drawing for prizes, scavenger hunt and more.

New England Carousel Museum
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. In collaboration with other Bristol venues, this year “Museum Magic,” museum’s “Let the Magic Touch the Child in You,” with rides on the carousel, tours, crafts, and more.

To browse the full list of  attractions participating in Connecticut Open House Day, visit the state’s official tourism website at www.CTVisit.com.

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