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Connecticut Road Trip: The Beasts of I-95

Sometimes simpler is better. Take this road trip, for instance, which never strays very far from Connecticut’s I-95 corridor but delivers big thrills for one and all. A couple of world-class aquariums and a zoo – what more do kids need to be entertained and educated?

Maritime Aquarium

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The exhibits and big tanks at the Maritime Aquarium in South Norwalk house sharks, sea turtles, harbor seals, river otters and jellyfish. There’s a shark and ray touch tank and even a family of lovable meerkats. The IMAX Theatre (the real thing, not a mall wannabe) features striking nature-themed movies of all kinds.

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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

Beardsley Zoo | I-95 Exit Guide
Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport Connecticut

Just a handful of exits up I-95, you’ll find hundreds of animals at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. Among them are Siberian tigers, bison, monkeys, wolves, alligators, bears and snakes – lots of snakes. There’s a walk-through aviary, a New England farmyard and a rainforest building, among other features.

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Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Connecticut
Mystic Aquarium in Mystic Connecticut

Back on I-95 for the run up to Mystic (as a slower but possibly more interesting alternative, you can take U.S. Route 1) where Mystic Aquarium is your destination. Here you’ll find sharks in the big tanks, enormously endearing African penguins, beluga whales and a 4-D Theater. And then there’s Exploration Wild, a stirring, newly opened tour of the world’s most captivating habitats – Rainforest, Arctic, Wetlands, Desert and Open Ocean.

Visit the Mystic Aquarium website…

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Lane Closures for Bridge Inspections on I-95 in Connecticut, May 9-13

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is reporting the following lane closures for bridge inspections on Interstate 95 from May 9 thru 13, 2016:

Date: Monday, May 09, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (NB) 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (SB)
Location: Bridgeport
Description: Alternating left and right lane closures on I-95 NB and SB between Exits 27 and 28.

Date: Monday, May 09, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Stratford
Description: Left/right rolling patterns on I-95 NB/SB between Exit 30 and 33

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (NB) 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (SB)
Location: Bridgeport
Description: Alternating Left and right lane closures on I-95 NB and SB between Exits 28 and 30 and between Exits 42 and 45

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (NB) 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (SB)
Location: Norwalk
Description: Right lane closure on I-95 NB between Exits 13 and 15. Left lane closure on I-95 SB between Exits 15 and 13.

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Clinton
Description: Alternating right lane closures on I-95 NB and SB between Exits 63 and 65

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (NB) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (SB)
Location: Bridgeport
Description: Alternating right or left lane closures on Route 8 NB and SB between I-95 and Exit 3

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (NB) 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (SB)
Location: Norwalk
Description: Left lane closure on I-95 NB between Exits 13 and 15. Right lane closure on I-95 SB between Exits 15 and 13.

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: New London
Description: Alternating left and right lane/shoulder closures on SR 623 between I-95 and Route 1

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: New London
Description: Alternating left and right lane/shoulder closures on SR 624 between Briggs Street and I-95


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