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The Smile Menu

An incredible "menu" of the most unique and unforgettable experiences Connecticut has to offer!

Menu items have been generously donated for CT kids fighting serious illnesses.

For details and eligibility requirements, please contact Jennifer O'Brien at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Apply

Menu Items

Artist Experience:

Come paint for the day with an artist at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT.

Cut An Original Track:

Write a song with our resident musician. Practice and record it at a real recording studio!

Firefighter for the Day:

Spend time with a real firefighter in either the East Haddam or Niantic, Ct. Tour the station! Sit in the truck! See the flashing lights up close! You will get the "royal firefighter treatment" for the day... Including lunch!

NBC 30 News Anchor Experience:

Tour the studio of NBC 30 for an up-close view the newscrew! Spend a little time seeing what it is like to be an anchor person. You might even be able to practice the countdown to "on air" with the camera crew: "You're on in 5,4, 3, 2, ....!" Don't forget your camera... for a quick (off air) picture of you sitting at the news desk with your anchor host!

Visit the PEZ Candy Factory:

Your tour will start in our visitor center where you will learn about the history of PEZ and can see nearly every dispenser we have ever made since 1927! You will then get dressed up in factory gear to begin your personalized behind the scenes walking tour of the actual factory! You will learn how we turn tons of regular sugar into nearly 12 million sweet pieces of PEZ candy every day. You will get to see up close how the candy is made, wrapped and then packaged with the famous PEZ candy dispenser. Your tour will be lead by one of our PEZ
experts who can answer questions and describe the candy making process in detail. This tour is not offered to the public so you and your family will truly be VIP's during your visit! At the conclusion of your tour, you will be treated to a pizza party and can enjoy all of the games and activities of the PEZ visitor center!

Senator for the Day:

CT State Senator Beth Bye (Bloomfield, Burlington, Farmington,West Hartford). Have lunch and tour the State Capitol.

Take a Tour of a Submarine:

Take a tour of a real submarine at the Submarine Base in Groton, CT. Visit the submarine control room and see the crew living spaces. Tours are subject to availability and are a fun way to see the Navy right here in CT. (Note: Participants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, typically a valid United States passport. Group sizes are limited to 3-4 people. Tour will only be available on a weekend day.)

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