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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, 2021
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 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. AARP members must submit a formal application and complete all requirements for acceptance into the chosen degree program. Applications can be filled out online at www.albertus.edu/adult or by visiting the New Haven or East Hartford campuses. Tuition costs are:

  • Undergraduate Accelerated Degree Format - $1,620 per three credit course
  • Graduate Programs:
  • MBA - $2,565 per three credit course
  • MPA - $2,565 per three credit course
  • M.S. in Management and Organizational Leadership - $2,565 per three credit course
  • M.A. in Art Therapy and Counseling - $2,043 per three credit course
  • M.A. in Leadership - $2,565 per three credit course
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice - $2,565 per three credit course
  • M.S. in Clinical Counseling - $2,043 per three credit course
  • M.S. in Education - $2,043 per three credit course
  • M.S. in Human Services - $2,043 per three credit course
  • M.F.A. in Writing (Terminal Degree) - $750 per credit

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 and ask for the AARP discount.

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT
Through December 31, 2020
AARP members and their guests can attend any of the Central Connecticut State University Continuing Education “Scholars for Life! Speaking Series” events at the New Britain campus in 2020 for $20 a ticket per event (original price is $25). The 2020 schedule will include approximately 15 events, each with a social hour and meal. AARP members can access the discount by contacting Christa Sterling at csterling@ccsu.edu or calling 860-832-2277 (mention promo code LearnCCSU).
The confirmed schedule for 2020:

  • Little Women – Then and Now with Dr. Christine Doyle (January 16, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • The Human Brain as a Living System with Dr. Jim Malley (February 17, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m.)
  • BROADWAY TAILS, Animal Stories from the Shelter to the Broadway Stage with Mr. Bill Berloni (March 19, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Dates, topics and times for the additional series events are to be determined.

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.

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 at the time of purchase. The discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

Age GroupsStandard RateAARP Discount Rate
 12-62 yrs. old$16.00$13.60
62+ yrs. old$12.00$10.20
3-11 yrs. old$13.00$11.05

The Downtown Cabaret Theater
263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport
Through December 31, 2021

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AARP members and their guests can purchase tickets for any show produced by the Downtown Cabaret Theatre at its theatre, excluding Saturday performances on the Main Stage Theatre, for 20 percent off the regular ticket price, subject to availability. The discount cannot be combined with other offers, including subscriptions and memberships, and is not valid for New Year’s Eve and Special Events. Additional fees may apply. AARP members and their guests may purchase tickets by using the discount code “06106” at the Box Office, online at www.dtcab.org or by calling 203-576-1636.

Goodwin University
1 Riverside Drive, East Hartford
Through June 1, 2020
AARP members are eligible to receive a 25 percent tuition scholarship toward non-selective academic degree programs at Goodwin University. 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 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.

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

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Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic
Through December 31, 2020
AARP members and their guests will receive a discount of $4 off adult, $4 off senior and $4 off child general admission. AARP members can also save $10 off a new membership. This admission discount is good for up to four admissions per visit and cannot be combined with any other offer. AARP members can receive the discount at the time of purchase by using the code “Star50” or mentioning the AARP discount.

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Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic
Through December 31, 2020
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 through December 31, 2020 (any level – individual, dual or family - and new memberships). AARP members can receive the discount at the time of purchase by using the code "Star50" or mentioning the AARP discount. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

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Stamford Museum and Nature Center

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford
Through December 31, 2020
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. The discount is not valid on Family Festival Days (Maple Sugar Festival scheduled for March 7-8, 2020; Heckscher Farm Festival scheduled for May 2-3, 2020; and Harvest Festival scheduled for October 17-18, 2020) and cannot be combined with other offers. AARP members and their guests can receive the offer in person by mentioning the AARP discount.

Stamford Symphony
263 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford
Through May 31, 2021
AARP members and up to three guests will receive a 20 percent discount on tickets for any 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 season orchestral concerts (excluding special one-night-only engagements), presented during the Stamford Symphony seasons. The discount applies to all ticket levels for each performance based on availability, cannot be combined with any other offer, and does not include adjustment to prior purchases. In addition, AARP members and up to three guests who purchase a season subscription can purchase a second season subscription at 50 perfect off the regular price. This discount applies to new subscribers only. AARP members can purchase tickets by calling Stamford Symphony Patron Services at 203-325-1407 ext. 10 and request the AARP Discount or at the box office.

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TheaterWorks
City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford
Through December 31, 2019
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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