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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.

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall – AARP members can enjoy great discounts on admission and memberships to a variety of Connecticut museums and cultural attractions, local theater and musical performances, and more!

New offers are added throughout the year so bookmark this site and check back often for information about current discounts for AARP members, updates and restrictions. Below is a list of the great places that offered a member discount in 2016 and details of ones secured for 2017:

  • Discovery Museum and Planetarium
  • New Britain Museum of American Art
  • Downtown Cabaret Theatre
  • Stamford Symphony
  • Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Albertus Magnus College
  • The Klein Memorial Auditorium
  • Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness
  • International Festival Arts & Ideas
  • Hartford Stage
  • Garde Arts Center
  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center

New offers will be added throughout the year. Special restrictions apply, so please be sure to read all offer details before purchasing. For information about discounts for AARP members from exclusive merchants and national retailers, click here.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Beardsley Zoo logo1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport
Through December 31, 2017
AARP members can purchase up to four (4) discounted tickets to the Zoo per visit at 15 percent off the regular ticket price. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth located at the entrance to the park. AARP members must present their AARP membership cards at the time of purchase.

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
1615 Stanley Street, New Britain
Through May 3, 2017
AARP members and their guests will receive a discount on CCSU Continuing Education Life & Leisure events hosted by the school’s Office of Continuing Education on February 21, March 20, March 31, April 11 and May 3. AARP members and their guests can purchase a ticket package allowing entry into each event for $49 (original package price is $99) or per event for $10 (original per event ticket price is $25).

AARP members can access the discount at http://ce.ccsu.edu/llfelongtearnlng.pbp (enter promo code LearnCCSU) or by contacting Christa Sterling at csterling@ccsu.edu or calling 860-832-2277 (mention promo code LearnCCSU).

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic
Through December 31, 2018
MysticAquarium-entrance-email_smallAARP members and their guests will receive a discount of $5 off adult, $5 off senior and $4 off child or youth general admission. AARP members can also save $10 off a new membership with their AARP card through December 31, 2016. This admission discount is good for up to four (4) admissions per visit. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer and AARP membership card must be presented at time of purchase.

The Klein Memorial Auditorium
910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
Through December 31, 2017
AARP members and their guests will receive a 20 percent discount on selected performances at The Klein Memorial Auditorium, including Footsteps of Peace on Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. Additional performances will be added as they are confirmed.

To obtain the discount, AARP members may order tickets online and use promo code MEMBER20, over the phone at (800) 424-0160 x2, or in person Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. AARP members will need to present their membership cards when picking up tickets.

International Festival of Arts & Ideas
195 Church Street, New Haven
Through December 31, 2018
AARP members and their guests will receive a 10 percent discount on an annual membership (single and dual included). AARP Members can access the discount by visiting http://artidea.org/aarp.

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street, New Britain
Through December 31, 2017
AARP members may purchase one general admission at the regular price and receive one at equal or lessor value. Offer excludes events designated as “special events”. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket counter in the Museum lobby. Show your AARP card or mention this offer at time of purchase.

Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness
An Oak Hill Center 47 Upson Street, Bristol
Through December 31, 2017
AARP members will receive a 20 percent discount on all program fees including membership to the facility, fitness classes, sports leagues, and health and wellness workshops/seminars. AARP members will be required to show their AARP card in order to receive the discount. To sign up for a membership, please contact: Wes Norris at 769-7047 or email adaptedrec@ciboakhill.org

The Downtown Cabaret Theater
cabaret263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport
Through December 31, 2017
AARP members can purchase tickets for any show produced by the Downtown Cabaret Theater at 20 percent off the regular ticket price, subject to availability. AARP members may purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, online at www.dtcab.com or by calling 203-576-1636 and using discount code 06106. Additional fees may apply. This discount cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid for NYE performance. Visit www.dtcab.org for complete show listings.

Stamford Symphony
263 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford
Through May 31, 2017
(Please note: All Harman Orchestra Classics performances take place at the Palace Theater in Stamford, CT.)
AARP members will receive a 20 percent discount on tickets for all Harman Orchestra Classics Concerts presented during the 2016-2017 seasons. Discount applies to all ticket levels. AARP members can purchase up to four (4) tickets for each performance at the discounted rate.

AARP members who purchase a season subscription can purchase a second season subscription at 50 percent off the regular price. This discount applies to new subscribers only. Tickets must be purchased by calling the Stamford Symphony Patron Services at 203-325-1407 x10 and request the AARP discount.

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium
4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport
Through December 31, 2017
discoveryAARP members and up to four (4) guests will receive $1.00 off the regular price of a Child, Student/Senior Citizen, or Adult admission during the discount term. Discounted tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth located in the Museum lobby. AARP members must present their AARP membership card at the time of purchase. Guests must be accompanied by an AARP member at the time of purchase.

 

 

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