American Clock & Watch Museum

100 Maple St., , Bristol, CT 06010.

off Rte. 6, (I-84 Exit 38W/31E). (860) 583-6070. Promoting the history of American-made clocks and watches, the museum houses the largest display of American production clocks in the world. Special emphasis is placed on Connecticut clockmaking. Situated in the National Register's Historic District of "Federal Hill." Open daily 10 - 5, Mar. 28 – Nov. 30. From December 1 - March 31 Friday - Sun. 10 am - 5 pm. Closed December 24, 25 and Jan. 1.  Adults: $6, Seniors $5., Children 8 -15 $3., under 8 free. Group rates.

Bristol Center for Arts and Culture

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010.

Rte. 72 (860) 585-5411. Fax: (860) 314-0483. Housing New England Carousel Museum, with working carousel, Museum of Greek Culture, Museum of Fire History, a gallery of work by Glo Sessions and a gallery of changing exhibitions. Party rentals & youth group sleepovers. Special needs accessible. Open Mar. – Dec. Wed. – Sat., 10 - 5, and Sun. noon – 5.  Adults $5., Seniors $4.50, Children $2.50.

Bristol Historical Society

98 Summer St., Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 583-6309. The former Bristol High School in the historic Federal Hill neighborhood houses exhibits, the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame and the Memorial Military Museum. Hours vary. Call for program information.

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

175 Shrub Rd., Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 583-1234. Self guiding trails lead through a variety of habitats in this 70 acre sanctuary owed by the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut. Interpretive building with exhibits and live animals.

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

1 Pleasant St., Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 314-1400. Inspiration and investigation flourish at Imagine Nation. Featuring three floors of twelve interactive, Reggio-Emilia influenced studios supporting curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, confidence and citizenship. Each studio, including our Outdoor Learning Park, is designed to extend classroom curriculum for Pre-K through 2nd grade children by relating to standards across all domains. Enjoy snacks, lunch and ice cream in our café with healthy menu options. Extended learning opportunities are available with lab and outreach workshops.

Lake Compounce Family Theme Park

822 Lake Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 583-3300. Celebrating more than 160 years of family fun. Lake Compounce is home to over 50 thrilling rides and attractions for the entire family, including the #1 world rated Boulder Dash Coaster and new Phobia Phear Coaster, Connecticut's biggest Water Park AND entertainment for all ages. Just take Exit 31 off I-84 and head North on Route 229. https://www.facebook.com/LakeCompounce/?fref=ts

Museum of Fire History

95 Riverside Ave., , Bristol, CT 06798.

(860) 585-5411. Housing New England Carousel Museum, with working carousel, Museum of Greek Culture, Museum of Fire History, a gallery of work by Glo Sessions and a gallery of changing exhibitions. Party rentals & youth group sleepovers. Special needs accessible. Mar. – Dec. Wed. – Sat. 10 - 5, Sun. noon – 5. Adults $5., Seniors $4.50, Children $2.50.

New England Carousel Museum

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 585-5411. Displays one of the largest collections of carousel art in the country including working carousel. Magical place for individuals and groups. Guided tours, group tours, facility rental, birthday parties, gift shop, & youth group sleepovers. Open Mar. – Dec. Wed. – Sat., 10 - 5, and Sun. noon – 5. Adults $6, Seniors $5.50, Children age 4 – 14 $3.50. Children Age 1-3 $2. Under age 1 admitted free. One free ride on the carousel with each admission.