Bruce Museum Exhibition. Towards Abstraction, 1940-1985: Brett Weston Photographs from the Bruce Museum Collection.

11/05/2016 to 02/09/2017

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756.

Throughout his nearly seventy-year career, Brett Weston (1911-1993) was obsessed with abstracted micro-images of reality as well as of cities and landscapes that, having been taken with a long telephoto lens, were flattened and appear virtually without depth. He often combined groups of photographs in portfolios and although only a few portfolios were actually labeled "Abstractions," they all share Brett Weston's signature abstract and flattened style. The works in this exhibition, drawn from the 50 photographs that span his long career, were donated to the Bruce Museum in 2015.

Weston Historical Society Memories of World War II

11/11/2016 to 03/26/2017

104 Weston Road, Weston, CT Phone: 203-226-1804.

On this 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War, the Weston Historical Society is proud to present Memories of World War II – an exhibition celebrating our town's contributions to the war. Here we bring together a wide range of artifacts, photographs, armaments, vehicles and memories of that War, many of them from fellow Weston residents and their families. The exhibition displays a wide range of personal memorabilia that ties Weston residents, past and present, directly to the conflict. Memories of World War II will be open to the public on Sundays from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m

New Exhibit at Norwalk Historical Society Museum

11/16/2016 to 01/01/2017

141 East Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-846-0525.

Celebrate the opening of the Norwalk Historical Society's new exhibit, Self and the World: Experiencing Photography in 19th Century Norwalk, on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. The museum is located at 141 East Avenue next to the Norwalk Health Department, in the red brick house with blue double front doors. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. RSVP to: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Self and the World: Experiencing Photography in 19th Century Norwalk is curated by Elizabeth Avery with graphic design by Scott Kuykendall. The exhibit takes you on a journey through the development of photography in the second half of the nineteenth century. This coincided with a period of growth in Norwalk's economy and population. Norwalkers embraced photography in all of its forms as it evolved. There are never before seen daguerreotypes, family portraits, cartes de visite photographs, plate glass negatives and an original early Kodak camera, that helps tell the story of the early age of photography and its influence on the people of Norwalk.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center A BILLION BRICKS 4: LEGO® Super Heroes in Gotham

11/19/2016 to 02/05/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646.

Skylines and superheroes! Bring the whole family to our popular annual "A Billion Bricks" exhibition and be awed by five famous architectural landmarks made completely out of LEGO® bricks. The team from ILUGNY will recreate a fantasy Gotham City — featuring some of the most iconic buildings in New York City. LEGO® trains, trams, and subways will travel over, under and around a totally new LEGO landscape where superheroes will save the day!

Lockwood Mathews Mansion - Holiday Exhibit

11/25/2016 to 01/08/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799 .

Wed.–Sun. 12-4 p.m. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6, 8-18 This exhibit will trace the development of the holiday traditions during the Victorian era in America. Visitors will see its evolution from 1850 to the 1900s, from small tabletop tree with edibles and handmade ornaments, to lavishly embellished trees that stood on the floor and almost reached the ceiling. The Museum will also explore the Mansion during the 1930s, and the decorations and gift-giving traditions during Florence Mathews' era.

Wilton Historical Society Great Trains Exhibit

12/01/2016 to 01/16/2017

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10-4, and Sundays 12-4. Admission is free for members of the Society, and $10 for non-member adults. Dressed for the holidays, the Society's historic 18th and 19th century buildings are transformed into a train-lovers delight with eight different train layouts winding through tiny towns with many different kinds of buildings, tunnels and two working Ferris Wheels! The interactive display enchants visitors of all ages with lots of buttons to push and knowledgeable "train engineers" on hand to "talk trains". In a special train room for the youngest guests, there are buttons galore plus Thomas the Tank Engine and a Brio set for hands-on fun.

Fairfield Museum 11th Annual Holiday Express Train Show

12/03/2016 to 01/06/2017

370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

A Fairfield Museum holiday tradition! Model trains wind around an enchanting village full of holiday spirit and elaborate scenery! This year features evening hours and even more tracks and displays! A Fairfield Museum holiday tradition! Model trains wind around an enchanting display full of holiday spirit and elaborate scenery! This year features even more tracks and set-ups where the trains can zip around and weave their magical spell. Kids and adults alike will delight in the magic of the train show. Holiday Express Daily Schedule. Weekends: Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, January 8: 10am – 4pm, Weekdays: Daytime: Monday –Friday, December 5 – 23: 11am – 2pm. Evenings: Thursdays & Fridays, December 8 – 30: 5pm – 7pm. Holiday Vacation Hours: Monday, December 26 – Monday, January 2: 10am – 4pm. (including Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve) Thursday, December 29 & Friday, December 30: 10am – 7pm. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day Admission Fairfield Museum and History Center Members: Free. $5 Adults; $3 Seniors & Students (6-22); Children age 5 and younger: Free.

Carriage Barn Arts Center Annual Photography Show

12/03/2016 to 01/19/2017

681 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 972- 1895.

Opening reception Dec. 3 from 4 pm - 6 pm. Juried show. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10am – 3pm
Sundays 1-5pm. Closed 
Mondays and Tuesdays.

Maritime Aquarium Celebrate Whales, incl. Giant Walk-In Whale!

12/07/2016 to 01/16/2017

10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

free with admission. See what it's like to stand beside – and inside – a 43-foot life-sized humpback whale, centerpiece of the fun as we invite guests to "Celebrate Whales." All activities offer bonus family fun, and will appeal to teachers and students on field trips too!

Fred Elser First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center. Polar Bears.

01/01/2017

Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1:30 – 4:00 pm. Held at Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich. Warm up with polar bear activities all afternoon. At 2 pm, watch a video that follows scientists who, with the help of Inuit hunters, study the health and future of polar bears off the coast of Greenland. Free. No registration required.