Local residents can discover \u2014 and rediscover \u2014 the state\u2019s arts, history and tourism offerings with a variety of special incentives during the 10th annual Connecticut Open House Day on June 14. Almost 200 destinations are part of Open House Day, with many offering free or discounted admission and special activities for this one day only. The specials and hours of operation vary by property. This is a chance for Connecticut residents to visit for free such places as the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, and Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill. People also can take a free ride on Chester\/Hadlyme Ferry across the Connecticut River, near Gillette Castle State Park. Nearby participating venues Close to Shelton, some of the participating venues are: ANSONIA: General David Humphreys House (Derby Historical Society) 37 Elm St., Ansonia Free admission 10 a.m.-3 p.m. www.derbyhistorical.org DERBY: Waterski Connecticut 1023-1\/2 Roosevelt Drive (Route 34), Derby One hour of discounted (25%) waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding or boat ride (can only accommodate a group up to five at a time). Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reservations recommended. www.waterskiconnecticut.com BRIDGEPORT: Black Rock Antiques Center 1720 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport Bring items in for free appraisal by appraiser Kenneth Linsner, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Showroom open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.blackrockgalleries.com NEST Arts Factory 1720 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport Beginning at 11 a.m., resident artists and musicians will do demonstrations; there also be a swap meet of art supplies, musical instruments and equipment, and a concert. www.nestartsfactory.com ORANGE: PEZ Visitors Center 35 Prindle Hill Road, Orange Free admission 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.pez.com\/visit_us FAIRFIELD: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield 2325 Burr St., Fairfield Meet the animal ambassador and make a craft. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Offering 10% off purchase in Nature Store. www.ctaudubon.org\/center-at-fairfield Fairfield Museum and History Center 370 Beach Road, Fairfield Free admission 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.fairfieldhistory.org Ogden House (circa 1750) 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield Free admission 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.fairfieldhistory.org\/visit\/ogden-house The annual Open House Day is coordinated by the Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the Department of Economic and Community Development.