Halloween is a month-long celebration of fall-themed hijinks that can appeal to every age and taste, from pumpkin play for todders to outlandish parties for adults, and everything in between.
Mystic Seaport will shiver your timbers with Nautical Nightmares – a spirit-led guide through a darkened village. Map
Visit Mark Twain’s House in Hartford for stories and learn how to make up your own spooky tales. Map
Let’s blow stuff up.
Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport promises you can really blow stuff up at its Halloween Spectacular. Also: pumpkin chunkin competition, exploding jack-o-lanterns, and a Mad Scientist laboratory. Map
Fun with animals.
Howl-O-Ween at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. Map
Actual dead folks.
Learn about Victorian-era practices and beliefs about the dearly departed at the Witches and Tombstones tours at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield (map)and Hillside Cemetery in Chester. (map)
Pumpkintown USA in East Hampton let’s you explore a town people by pumpkinheads, busily following their lives at a saloon, jail, country store, post office and a fire department. Hay rides for all. Map