Save Money on In-State Adventures with AARP’s Local Offers

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Save Money on In-State Adventures with AARP’s Local Offers

By Nora Duncan, State Director, AARP CT

Summer is quickly approaching, so whether it’s fun in the sun or indoor activities, AARP members and guests can enjoy great local offers on admission to a variety of Connecticut museums and cultural attractions, local theater and musical performances.

AARP Connecticut offers members terrific year-round opportunities to save money and connect them with people and places in their community while supporting local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues. But there are some that are special to the summer months, including our popular “Fourth Friday Free at the Connecticut Beardsley Zoo.”

This four-month discount provides AARP members with free admission to the CT Beardsley Zoo on the fourth Friday of each month from June to September, and three additional guests of the AARP member a 15 percent discount off regular admission prices. Plus, visit the AARP booth on these dates to learn about all we’re doing in your community and to receive a 20 percent off coupon for one item at the zoo gift shop.

The promotion will begin on June 23 – with dates on July 28, August 25 and September 22 – but conclude with a special after-hours event at the zoo on Thursday, October 5. Unlike our discounts, this free event is also open to non-members as well. Space is limited for this unique opportunity to freely explore the zoo when it is closed to the public and enjoy complimentary heavy appetizers, beverages and special animal interactions, so register now at

A sampling of our current member offers include:

Mystic Aquarium: AARP members receive $5 off adult, $5 off senior and $4 off child or youth general admission, for up to four admissions per visit, as well as $10 off a new membership.

International Festival of Arts & Ideas: AARP members and their guests receive a 10 percent discount on an annual membership.

New Britain Museum of American Art: AARP members may purchase one regular price general admission and receive one at equal or lessor value.

The Downtown Cabaret Theater: AARP members may purchase tickets for any show produced by the Downtown Cabaret Theater at 20 percent off regular price.

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium: AARP members and up to four guests receive $1.00 off regular price of a Child, Student/Senior Citizen or Adult admission.

The Klein Memorial Auditorium: AARP members and their guests receive a 20 percent discount on selected performances.

Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness: AARP members receive a 20 percent discount on all program fees including membership to the facility, fitness classes, sports leagues, and health and wellness workshops/seminars.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: AARP members may purchase up to four discounted tickets per visit at 15 percent off the regular ticket price.

Winter, spring, summer or fall, Connecticut has a diverse assortment of outdoor and indoor experiences – from hiking in the mountains to splashing in the waves to famous historical landmarks to celebrated museums or cultural attractions and a multitude in-between – for residents to enjoy. AARP members can enjoy great discounts on admission and memberships to a wide variety of what Connecticut has to offer.

Visit to learn more about local offers in Connecticut. New offers are added throughout the year so check back often. For information about offers for AARP members from exclusive merchants and national retailers, visit

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May 27, 2017

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