This section includes zoos, aquariums and natural history museums in Connecticut. Why? Fantastical creatures in steampunk tales are often based on real ones. And some steampunk artists have used animal forms as inspiration for their work. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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Bridgeport, CT, USA

The Beardsley Zoo, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is the only AZA-accredited zoo in the state of Connecticut. . .

Norwalk, CT, USA

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is an aquarium located in the South Norwalk section of Norwalk, Connecticut. . .

Mystic, CT, USA

The Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut is one of three US facilities holding Steller sea lions, and it has the only beluga whales in New England. . .


Hartford, CT, USA

The Old State House in Hartford includes the Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities. . .


New Haven, CT, USA

The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University is among the oldest and largest natural history museums in the world. . .

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