Children’s Museums


Whatever your kids’ interests—bugs, art, airplanes or fire trucks—Connecticut’s got a museum for them.

Barnum Museum in Bridgeport

The Barnum Museum in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut is the last surviving building attributed to the American visionary entrepreneur and entertainer Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891). Our museum gallery, currently installed in the People’s United Bank Gallery behind the historic Museum building, ...
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Bruce Museum in Greenwich

What to Expect Consistently voted the "Best Museum" by area media, the Bruce Museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural ...
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Cedar Island Marina in Clinton

Cedar Island Marina is full service family-owned business equipped with numerous amenities including: a service department, ship store, fuel dock, pool, jacuzzi, restaurant, laundry services, free internet and lounge for hosting parties and events. At Cedar Island Marina, we provide ...
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Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut in Niantic

Come take a look around the Museum, there’s something for everyone! We engage, encourage, and challenge children from 9 months to 9 years in the arts, sciences, and world cultures. The Museum has an abundance of activities nearly every day ...
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Connecticut Children’s Museum in New Haven

Welcome to this majestic and magical children's building on the corner of Orange and Wall Streets. In the Connecticut Children's Museum there are eight thematic and community-inspired rooms. There are also books to enrich each exhibit and a template of ...
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Connecticut River Museum in Essex

The Connecticut River Foundation at Steamboat Dock was established in 1974 as a small, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the dream of establishing a museum that would preserve the history of the Connecticut River and its people. The purchase of the ...
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Connecticut Science Center in Hartford

Explore more than 165 thrilling hands-on exhibits! You'll build, design, touch, learn, race, and much more. Plus, rotating traveling exhibits mean there's always something NEW to discover. GENERAL ADMISSION BUTTERFLY ENCOUNTER MOVIES & STAGE SHOWS $16.95 $6.00* $6.00 $23.95 $6.00* ...
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Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor

Your Visit to the Connecticut Trolley Museum Museum Exhibits View our exhibit on the History and Evolution of the Electric Trolley and its Impact on Society. It takes you on a journey of how the electric trolley evolved from the ...
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Danbury Railway Museum in Danbury

The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers. The Museum, which is located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, offers railroad history, tours, train rides, a collection of original and restored ...
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Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport

The Discovery Museum provides dynamic, hands-on STEM experiences that resonate with the innate curiosity, learning desire, and spirit of exploration of our guests. Our exhibits, shows, and activities bring science and technology to life! Museum Hours The Discovery Museum is ...
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Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center in Westport

Natureplace is the museum room that features interactive nature displays, hands-on activities and a small video theater. Five large wildlife dioramas depict animals and plants found in various seasons and ecosystems in Connecticut. The adjacent Smilow Family Ecology Resource Lab ...
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Eli Whitney Museum in Hamdem

The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. We collect, interpret, and teach experiments that are the roots of design and invention. For children between 5 and 12 years old, we offer ...
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Fairfield Museum and History Center in Fairfield

The Fairfield Museum and History Center opened to the public on September 16, 2007.  Seven years in the making, this educational and cultural facility unveils a vital new chapter in the history of our community. Find out more about visiting the ...
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Fairfield University Art Museum in Fairfield

The Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) encompasses galleries for the permanent collection and rotating exhibitions in Bellarmine Hall, and the Walsh Gallery for larger special exhibitions in the Quick Center for the Arts. It is an essential academic and cultural ...
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Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lym

Situated along the picturesque Lieutenant River in Old Lyme, Connecticut, the Florence Griswold Museum embodies the artistic spirit of its legacy as the home of the Lyme Art Colony. From the impressive Georgian architecture of the home of namesake Florence ...
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Imagine Nation Children’s Museum in Bristol

Explore a world of wonder and imagination at this hands-on interactive museum for children age 10 and under. The museum features an original, refurbished 1940s soda fountain that serves ice cream cones, sundaes and other treats. In the winter, we also ...
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Kidcity Children’s Museum in Middletown

AGE RANGE: Kidcity is designed for little kids (age 1 to 7) and their favorite grown-ups. Please bring at least one adult for every four children. HOURS OF OPERATION: • SUN, MON, TUES: 11 AM-5 PM • WED, THURS, FRI, ...
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Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester

Every visit to the Lutz Children’s Museum is exciting because exhibits change frequently and special programs are offered daily. Most exhibits and activities are designed for children aged two through ten. The museum’s home is a former schoolhouse. Gallery halls ...
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Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford

The Home of America's Greatest Author The Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of America’s greatest author, Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. It is ...
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Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center in Ledyard

The Pequot Museum is committed to transforming how indigenous culture and peoples are represented to accurately portray a next generation Native narrative that gives greater understanding to the evolution of a new Native voice. How are we doing this? From ...
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Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic

Calling our youngest sailors: see, touch, explore, and climb aboard! Swab the deck in the Children’s Museum, learn to tie knots at the Discovery Barn, create your own maritime masterpiece, build a toy boat souvenir, climb aboard our fleet of ...
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New Britain Youth Museum in New Britain

Visit us today at our two sites. The Youth Museum, located behind the New Britain Public Library, is a fun, interactive space that offers programs on culture and arts for children and young adults. The Hungerford Park Nature Center in ...
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New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks

The New England Air Museum offers a variety of activities, multimedia & drop-in programs for visitors. Programs offered change daily depending on the time of the year. Feel free to contact the Museum to see what activities are available during ...
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Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven

Explore the 4.5-billion-year history of the Earth and its life, all under one roof. From mummies and mastodons to dinosaurs and diamonds, there's something fascinating around every corner of the Peabody. Come see for yourself! The Yale Peabody Museum is ...
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Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven

A National Historic District – The oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the USA. Come and enjoy a living, breathing experience riding historic, restored trolleys through scenic surroundings! THE SHORE LINE TROLLEY MUSEUM, operated by the Branford Electric Railway ...
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Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal ...
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Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk

Explore our Exhibits We're dedicated to sparking children's curiosity, imagination and interests by engaging them in playful explorations of interactive learning experiences and shared moments of discovery. Memorial Day – Labor Day Open 7 days a week, 10:00 am – ...
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Submarine Force Library & Museum in Groton

The Submarine Force Museum, located on the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut, maintains the world's finest collection of submarine artifacts. It is the only submarine museum operated by the United States Navy, and as such is the primary repository for ...
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The Children’s Museum in West Hartford

The Children’s Museum in West Hartford, Connecticut offers hands-on fun with science and nature for younger children and families, school and community groups, and home schooled children. At the Museum and in classrooms throughout Connecticut, we encourage children to become ...
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