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Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut Niantic

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Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
409 Main Street
Niantic
CT
06357
Tel: 860-694-1111

Where are we going today?

The Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut is ALL about giving kids a place to learn through play, but the great thing is - they won't realize they are even learning!

This Connecticut children's museum is filled with fun and educational hands-on activities, where kids can let their imaginations run wild, and they can explore the big world around them. In fact, there is about 5,000 sq ft of exploring to do!

Each exhibit encourages the kids to learning something different, across a range of topics from science, art, health, and world cultures!

A visit to the Imagination Station offers those little ones an imaginative play area complete with a lighthouse, fishing boat, and even a lighthouse! There are some pretty fun big blue foam blocks that they can get creative with. Perhaps they even want to catch and sell the fish of the day at the Fish Market!

Then there's the Discovery Room, where a marvelous menagerie awaits! You can come face to face with Lady Waldorf, the bearded dragon, or Mr Rogers, the Russian tortoise! Super cute! Whilst there with their new friends, kids can channel the engineers in them, and design a golfball cascade, or an amazing structure with Citiblocks. Those green thumbs can plan an indoor garden, or fill the air with music from the pip organ. How cool does that sound!

Those adventurous explorers will love the Outdoor Playspace too, where they can see an amazing view of Long Island South right from the top of the Tree House!

They can make a splash in the water table, or even perform a concert - if they're not too busy playing with the bubbles!

Learning, fun, play, adventure....sounds like a fantastic family day out at the Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7
  • Children$7
  • Free Under: 12 months
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9:30am - 4:30pm Mon - Sat / 12pm - 4:30pm Sun.

Closed Mondays late August to late June. Closed major holidays

Teachers corner

Why not enjoy a field trip at the museum! They have Discovery Monday, outreach programs, and other programs that incorporate hands-on learning.

I'm Hungry!

Why not grab something to eat before or after your visit - learning is hungry work!.

Any Top Tips?

They have extra clothing at the front desk in case your child has an "ooops" moment!.

Need a little extra help?

Nearly all of the museum is wheelchair accessible!.

Baby Facilities

There are baby changing tables available in both restrooms, and a disposable diaper kit is available at the front desk..

Can I get one of those?

There are lots of creative activities for young curious scientists in the Gift Shop! Pick up something fun to take home, including travel toys, puppets, umbrellas, kites, and so much more! They even have piggy-bank-friendly items for young visitors wanting to make a purchase all their own!.

More information

Strollers are welcome in the exhibit areas, and there is also stroller parking in the coat room as well as outside.

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    Extremely disappointed in what we got for our money. To charge a $7/person (children AND parents)seems pretty ludicrous to me esp when the facility is basically a glorified daycare center in which you watch your own child play. So with very little overhead expense, admission is a bit steep per person. This would be fine if you were only paying admission for children, but to charge adults as well, this facility is definitely NOT where you'll get the most bang for your buck. On the upside, the ppl/workers seemed very nice & friendly. But even so,...Read More

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Extremely disappointed in what we got for our money. To charge a $7/person (children AND parents)seems pretty ludicrous to me esp when the facility is basically a glorified daycare center in which you watch your own child play. So with very little overhead expense, admission is a bit steep per person. This would be fine if you were only paying admission for children, but to charge adults as well, this facility is definitely NOT where you'll get the most bang for your buck. On the upside, the ppl/workers seemed very nice & friendly. But even so, based on the quality (or lack thereof), won't be back.:-(

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