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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, musical performances, educational classes, and more!

New offers are added throughout the year so bookmark www.aarp.org/ctdiscounts and check back often for information about current discounts for AARP members and updates. Special restrictions may 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.

Albertus Magnus College
700 Prospect Street, New Haven
Through November 30, 2019
AARP members who enroll in an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or eligible Master’s degree program offered through Albertus Magnus College Division of Professional and Graduate Studies will receive a 15 percent tuition discount. AARP members who are new or continuing students will qualify for discounted tuition provided that they document their membership status with a letter from the AARP Connecticut state office by either emailing ctaarp@aarp.org or calling 860-548-3164. AARP members must submit a formal application and complete all requirements for acceptance into the chose degree program. Tuition costs are:

  • Undergraduate Accelerated Degree Format – $1,530 per three credit course
  • Undergraduate New Dimensions Format – $1,380 per three credit course
  • Graduate Programs:
    • MBA (Accelerated Degree Format) – $2,514 per three credit course
    • MBA (New Dimensions Format) – $2,553 per three credit course
    • M.S. in Management and Organizational Leadership (Accelerated Degree Format) – $2,514 per three credit course
    • M.S. in Management and Organizational Leadership (New Dimensions Format) – $2,553 per three credit course
    • M.A. in Art Therapy and Counseling – $2,004 per three credit course
    • M.A. in Leadership – $2,514 per three credit course
    • M.S. in Clinical Counseling – $2,004 per three credit course
    • M.S. in Education – $2,004 per three credit course
    • M.S. in Human Services – $2,004 per three credit course
    • M.F.A. in Writing (Terminal Degree) – $4,392 per four credit course

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport
Through December 31, 2018
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.

Age Groups Standard Rate AARP Discount Rate
 12-62 yrs. old $15.00 $12.75
62+ yrs. old $11.00   $9.35
3-11 yrs. old $12.00  $10.20

The Bushnell
166 Capital Street, Hartford
Show specific
AARP members and their guests will receive a discount on tickets to select performances throughout the year. Shows are announced as they are confirmed. To receive the discount, AARP members must contact David Rodriguez at 860-987-6096 or email at david_rodriguez@bushnell.org with a valid credit card and ask for the AARP discount.

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT
Through November 30, 2018
AARP members and their guests will receive a discount on CCSU Continuing Education Life & Leisure Series events hosted by the school’s Office of Continuing Education from January 26, 2018 to November 30, 2018. AARP members and their guests can purchase a ticket package allowing entry into each of the more than 10 events for $99 (original package price is $220) or per event for $10 (original per event ticket price is $20).

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

The confirmed schedule for 2018 includes:

  • Gardens of the World (January 26, 2018)
  • From Bean to Bar: Making sense of the new artisanal chocolate (February 23, 2018)
  • Monumental History: The Union of the Confederacy and the Destruction of American History (March 23, 2018)
  • Gender and Communication (April 27, 2018)
  • Fair Trade: What is it? (June 1, 2018)
  • Italian American Culture – From Ellis Island Until Today (June 8 and June 15, 2018)
  • Making Sense of American Politics Today (July 12, 2018)
  • TBD (August 16, 2018)
  • Fake News (September 28, 2018)
  • TBD (October 26, 2018)
  • And additional speaking events added during 2018

Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness
An Oak Hill Center
47 Upson Street, Bristol
Through December 31, 2018
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 can sign up in person or online at www.chapter126.com.

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium
4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport
Through December 31, 2018
AARP members and up to four (4) guests will receive $2.00 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 can receive the discount at the time of purchase at the ticket booth in the Museum lobby by using the code “Stars50” or mentioning the AARP discount. Guests must be accompanied by an AARP member at the time of purchase.

The Downtown Cabaret Theater
263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport
Through December 31, 2019
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 New Year’s Eve and Special Events. Visit www.dtcab.org for complete show listings.

Garde Arts Center
325 State Street, New London
Through December 31, 2019
AARP Members and their guests will receive a 20 percent discount on tickets to Garde Arts Center Presented Performances (excluding Garde Cinema, Summer on Stage, Schooltime Performance Series and Guest Presented Performances) through December 31, 2019. The discount cannot be combined with other offers and is not available for use on previously purchased tickets. AARP members and their guests can purchase tickets in person at the box office, by phone at 860-444-7373 or online at www.gardearts.org. Additional phone handling or internet convenience and transaction fees may apply.

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.

The Klein Memorial Auditorium
910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
Show specific
AARP members and their guests will receive a 20 percent discount on selected performances at The Klein Memorial Auditorium. 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.

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic
Through December 31, 2018
AARP 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, 2018. 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.

Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic
Through December 31, 2018
AARP members and up to four guests will receive a discount of $3 off adult, $3 off senior and $3 off youth (ages 4-14) general admission. AARP members can also save 15 percent off a gift membership with their AARP card through December 31, 2018 (any level – individual, dual or family). Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

Nelson Hall at Elim Park
150 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire
Through July 31, 2018
AARP Members and up to three guests can purchase tickets for any of the 16 shows within the 2017-18 Nelson Hall season (running from October 2017 to July 2018) at its theatre for $22, subject to availability. The $22 AARP member ticket price is for all seating locations and guests aged 12 and older for any of the 16 shows. AARP Members and their guests can purchase tickets in person at the Box Office by mentioning the code “SAVE50PLUS” or AARP member discount; online at www.nelsonhallelimpark.org and using the code “SAVE50PLUS”, or by calling the Theatre at 203-699-5495 and using discount code “SAVE50PLUS”.

Palace Theater
100 East Main Street, Waterbury
Show basis
AARP members and their guests will receive a discount on tickets to select performances throughout the year. Shows are announced as they are confirmed. To receive the discount, AARP members can use the code “50Plus” online at www.palacetheater.org or by calling the box office with the code at 203-346-2000.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford
Through December 31, 2018
AARP members and their guests will receive $2 off the regular price of a child (originally $5), student (originally $6), senior (originally $8) or adult (originally $10) admission ticket through December 31, 2018. The discount is not valid on Family Festival Days (Maple Sugar Festival, Spring on the Farm and Harvest Festival) and cannot be combined with other offers. AARP members and their guests can receive the offer in person by mentioning the AARP discount. 

TheaterWorks
City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford
Through December 31, 2018
AARP members and their guests will receive $10 off any full price ticket to any performance in the first three weeks of a production’s run during the TheaterWorks season from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The AARP member ticket offer is based on availability, does not include an adjustment to prior purchases 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 a reservation, please mention the AARP discount.

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