AARP Member Discounts in Connecticut

Posted on 03/9/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

AARP Connecticut has negotiated great local discounts on admission for area entertainment and attractions.  Be sure to bookmark this page and visit regularly to find out what current discounts are available.  New discounts will be added throughout the year.  Special restrictions apply, so please be sure to read all offer details before purchasing.  For information about AARP member discounts from exclusive merchants and national retailers, click here.


10% Tuition Discount at Albertus Magnus College
700 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT

AARP members who enroll in an Associate’s, Bachelot’s or eleigible Master’s degree program offered through Albertus Magnus College Division of Professional and Graduate Studies will receive a 10-percent (10%) tuition discount.  AARP members must submit a formal application and complete requirements for acceptance into a chosen degree program.  PLEASE NOTE: To receive the discount, AARP members must document their membership status by obtaining and submitting a letter from the AARP Connecticut office in Hartford, CT with their application.  To obtain a membership verification letter, please contact AARP Connecticut via email at or call 860-548-3164.  Tuition costs vary by degree/program.  For additional information about degree programs, tuition costs and available financial aid, please visit
City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT 06103

AARP members and their guests will receive $10 off any full-priced ticket to any performance in the first three (3) weeks of a production’s run, based on availability. Discount does not apply to prior sales and cannot be combined with other offers. Reservations can be made by calling 860-527-7838 or in-person at the box office, located at 233 Pearl Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT. When making your reservation, please indicate you are an AARP member and be prepared to show your AARP membership card when you arrive at the theater.

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103
Thru June 30, 2015

AARP Members and their guests will receive 10% off regular General Admission prices when they purchase tickets online at and use the offer code RP14 at time of purchase. Offer valid for online purchases only. Some restrictions may apply. No additional discounts beyond the offer are allowed.

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

(Purchase by April 10, 2015)

AARP members and their guests can purchase tickets at the Senior Group Rate to the 2:00 p.m. performance of CAMELOT on April 25, 2015. Rates are as follows:

  • $64.00 – Orchestra/Front Mezzanine ($10 savings)
  • $43.00 – Middle Mezzanine ($5 savings)

Prices include a $3 surcharge per ticket. Offer not valid on any previously purchased tickets. Tickets must be purchased by April 10, 2015. To order, please call David Rodriguez at 860-987-6096 and mention “AARP discount”.

The Avon Theatre and Film Center
272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT
Thru December 31, 2015

AARP members can purchase tickets at the student/senior admission rate for all Monday-Thursday performances at the Avon Theatre Film Center.  AARP members can purchase tickets in person, online or via phone and show their membership card at the box office.

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT
Thru December 31, 2015

Buy One, Get One Free!
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.

Connecticut Forest and Park Association

Through July 1, 2015
AARP members can receive $10 off the price of an Individual or Family membership.  Discount restricted to new CFPA memberships only.  Purchase online at and use discount code RP2014.

Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness
/An Oak Hill Center
47 Upson Street
Bristol, CT 06010
AARP members will receive a 20% 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

The Kitchen at Billings Forge

Billings Forge Community Works
140 Russ Street
Hartford, CT

Thru December 31, 2015

AARP members will receive 10% off all public cooking classes when they register and show their AARP membership card.   AARP Members can apply the discount online when they register through EventBrite at:  Members who register online will be required to show a valid AARP membership card  (per ticket purchased) at the event.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT

Thru December 31, 2015

Everyday Discount: AARP Members can purchase up to four (4) discounted tickets to the Zoo per visit at 15% 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.

The Hartford Stage
50 Church Street
Hartford, CT

Thru June 30, 2015

AARP members will receive 20% off full price tickets for matinee and evening performances on Wednesdays and matinee performances only, on Saturdays and Sundays for all 2013/14 and 2014/15 productions.  Members can purchase by phone at 860.527.5151, in person at 50 Church Street, Hartford (check website for hours), or online at using promo code AARP20.  Offer not valid on Super Savers.  Limit 4 tickets per guest.

Mystic Aquarium

55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT

Thru December 31, 2015

AARP Members and their guests will receive a discount of $4 off adult, $4 off senior and $3 off child or youth general admission.  AARP members can also save $5 off a new membership with their AARP card through December 31, 2015.  This admission discount is good for up to 4 admissions per visit.  Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.  AARP membership card must be presented at time of purchase.

The Downtown Cabaret Theater

263 Golden Hill Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Thru December 31, 2015

AARP members can purchase tickets for any show produced by the Downtown Cabaret Theater at 20% off the regular ticket price, subject to availability, during the period March 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015. AARP Members may purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, online at 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 for complete show listings.

Stamford Symphony

263 Tresser Blvd.
Stamford, CT
(Please note: all Harman Orchestra Classics performances take place at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT.)

AARP members will receive a 20% discount on tickets for all Harman Orchestra Classics Concerts presented during the 2014-2015 season.  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% 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.

Garde Arts Center

325 State Street
New London, CT

Through July 31, 2015

AARP Members will receive a 20% discount on tickets to Garde Presented Performances* when they use the discount code “AARP1415”.  *Excludes, Garde Cinema, Summer On Stage, Schooltime Performance Series and Guest Presented Performances.  Discount is not available for use on previously purchased tickets or in combination with other discounts or offers.

The 20% off code can be entered online at the bottom of the checkout page, just above where the credit card information is entered. The same code can be used over the phone and/or in person at the box office.

Additional phone handling fees, internet convenience fees and an internet transaction fee may apply. Some restrictions may apply.

The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens
151 Brookdale Road
Stamford, CT

Thru December 31, 2015

AARP Members will receive one (1) free admission with the purchase of one (1) regular-priced admission. Children under age 12 are admitted for free. Also available to AARP Members is a 20% discount off the regular-priced purchase of any Membership, including Senior Membership, Senior Family, Family Membership or Individual Membership, to The Bartlett Aboretum during the discount term. Tickets and/or Memberships must be purchased at the Visitor Center. AARP Members must present their AARP Membership card at the time of purchase.

The Discovery Museum & Planetarium
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Thru December 31, 2015

AARP 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.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903

Thru December 31, 2015

AARP Members and 1 guest will receive $2.00 off regular admission prices to the Museum during the offer period.  Not valid on Family Festival Days.  AARP Membership card must be presented at time of purchase.


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