In celebration of National Grandparents Month, AARP Connecticut is offering local discounts on activities that offer fun for the whole family.
See Also: Grandparenting Resources
Members can save on admission to the following select attractions, while enjoying quality time with their children and grandchildren.
“Mary Poppins” at The Bushnell
AARP members qualify for a 10% discount off the adult ticket price for “Mary Poppins” at The Bushnell (and pay a reduced service fee of $3) for the following performances:
- Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.
- Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.
- Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 7 by calling David Rodriguez at 860-987-6096 and identifying yourself as an AARP Member. Tickets are based on availability.
Connecticut Science Center
AARP Members can receive 50% off general admission to the Connecticut Science Center for up to 4 people (per member) Sept. 15-23. (the Center is closed on Mondays).
This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, coupons or offers. No double discounts. Members must be present and show valid AARP membership Card at the Science Center ticket window to participate.
You can find the operating hours and driving directions on the Connecticut Science Center website.
New England Air Museum
During the month of September, AARP members can receive a free child admission to the New England Air Museum with the purchase of an adult admission. To receive the discount, AARP members must show their AARP Membership card at the Museum’s reception desk. This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.
Sept. 4 – 30, AARP members can receive:
- $6 off adult admission
- $5 off senior admission
- $4 off child admission
AARP members visiting the Mystic Aquarium can also save $10 off a new family or grandparent membership, or $5 off other membership categories, with their AARP membership card Sept. 4-30. This admission discount is good for up to 4 admissions per visit. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer. AARP membership card must be presented at time of purchase. For more information, call 860-572-5955.
Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea
During the month of September, AARP members can receive:
- $2 off an Adult ticket
- $1 off a Child ticket (age 6-17)
- $5 off a Mystic Seaport Membership
Children 5 and under are free. AARP Member discount is available at Mystic Seaport main entrance with presentation of AARP membership card. No other discounts apply. For more information, call 860-572-5309.
AARP Day at New Britain Rock Cats Stadium
Join AARP staff, volunteers and other members at AARP Day at New Britain Rock Cats stadium Sept. 2, and receive a free child admission with the purchase of an adult admission ($12). Come by our resource table to gather valuable information, free giveaways and hear what AARP is doing in your community.
Grandparents who bring a child with them to the game will be invited onto the field during the pre-game to introduce themselves over the public address system and have their picture taken. (Game starts at 1:30 p.m. Must be in the stadium by 12:30 p.m. to participate in pre-game activities.)
Tickets may be purchased by identifying yourself as an AARP Member in person at the stadium Box Office or by calling 860-224-8383.
These local discounts are our way of saying “thank you” to our Connecticut AARP members. Whether you are a parent, grandparent or just enjoying an empty nest, we hope you’ll take advantage of these discounts during the month of September. Based on the success of these offerings, we hope to expand our local discount program to include additional Connecticut attractions in the future.
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