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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, 2020

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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 by mentioning the AARP member discount or using the code "Star50."

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
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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.

Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness
An Oak Hill Center
47 Upson Street, Bristol
Through December 31, 2020
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 Downtown Cabaret Theater
263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport
Through December 31, 2019

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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

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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.

Goodwin College
1 Riverside Drive, East Hartford
Through June 1, 2020

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AARP members are eligible to receive a 25 percent tuition scholarship toward non-selective academic degree programs at Goodwin.

Non-selective programs are those falling under the general admissions policies and include Accounting (AS), Business Administration (AS/BS), CNC Machining (AS/Certificate), CNC Metrology, (Certificate), Criminal Justice (AS), ESL (Certificate), Environmental Studies (AS/BS/Certificate), General Studies (AS), Health Science (AS/BS), Homeland Security (AS), Human Services (AS/BS), Management and Leadership (BS), Manufacturing Management (BS), MSN (MS), Organizational Leadership (MS), Phlebotomy (Certificate), Professional Studies (BS), Public Health (BS), Public Safety and Security (BS), Quality Management Systems (AS), Supply Chain and Logistics Management (AS), and Welding (Certificate).

To apply for the scholarship, AARP members must document their current membership status with a letter from the AARP Connecticut Office. A verification letter can be obtained by calling 860-548-3164 or emailing ctaarp@aarp.org. For more information on the AARP scholarship opportunity, please visit www.goodwin.edu/aarp or contact Bobella Daley, Assistant Director of Admissions, 860-727-6729.

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.

Long Wharf Theatre
22 Sargent Drive, New Haven
Through May 31, 2020

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AARP members and their guests will receive a 10% discount on tickets originally priced at $50 and $70 to the following select shows: A Doll’s House Part 2 (May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019); On the Grounds of Belonging (October 9, 2019 to November 3, 2019); I Am My Own Wife (February 5, 2020 to March 1, 2020); The Chinese Lady (March 18, 2020 to April 12, 2020); and The Great Leap (May 6, 2020 to May 31, 2020). The discount is subject to availability, cannot be combined with other offers, and is not available for use on previously purchased tickets. To receive the discount, AARP members need to use the code “Star50” at the box office, by calling 203-787-4282 or online at www.longwharf.org.

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic
Through December 31, 2019

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AARP members and their guests will receive a discount of $4 off adult, $4 off senior and $4 off child or youth general admission. AARP members can also save $10 off a new membership through December 31, 2019. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer and the discount code “Star50” must be used at time of purchase.

Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic
Through December 31, 2020

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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 10 percent off a gift membership with their AARP card through December 31, 2020 (any level – individual, dual or family - and new memberships). Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

Palace Theater
100 East Main Street, Waterbury
Through June 25, 2019

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AARP members will receive a discount on up to four tickets to the new, nine-event 2ND ACT monthly series featuring stories presented by ordinary people doing extraordinary things after mid-life at Waterbury’s Palace Theater. AARP members can purchase an individual ticket package to all nine events for $150 (original package price of $180), for five shows at $75 (originally $100) or per event at $20 (original per event ticket price is $25). To receive the discount, AARP members can use the code “50Plus” online at http://www.palacetheaterct.org/or by calling the box office with the code at 203-346-2000.

The confirmed presenters and dates for the 2018-19 series:
• Musician Tom “the Suit” Forst (September 17, 2018)
• Mystery Writer Martin Herman (October 23, 2018)
• Playwright & Actor Nancy Schuler (November 10, 2018)
• Sleep Coach Brooke Packard (December 4, 2018)
• Author & Family Tree Discoverer Eric Lanzeri (February 23, 2019)
• Certified Professional Career Coach Garrison Leykam (March 26, 2019)
• Entertainer, Hypnotist and Motivational Speaker James Mapes (April 23, 2019)
• Actor Jeff Savage (May 7, 2019)
• Integrative Health Coach Aingeal McLaughlin Murray (June 25, 2019)

Stamford Museum and Nature Center

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39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford
Through December 31, 2019
AARP members and their guests will receive $2 off the regular price of a child (originally $6), student (originally $8), senior (originally $10) or adult (originally $12) admission ticket through December 31, 2019. 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, 2019

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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, 2019 to December 31, 2019. 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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