Museums in NEW HAVEN with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in New Haven, Connecticut, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Constitution State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in New Haven…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Peabody Museum of Natural History

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    (1 miles) New Haven

    From Egyptian mummies to saber-toothed cats to the once mighty dinosaurs — you can find it all at Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History!

  • National Helicopter Museum

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    (13 miles) Stratford

    The Museum contains hundreds of photographs and models tracing the history of the helicopter both in the United States and around the world. Stratford is the birthplace of the American helicopter ...

  • Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum

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    (16 miles) Cheshire

    Cartoon fun away from the television! This fun museum has one of the largest collections of cartoon-themed artifacts and toys in the entire country - from Disney to Marvel - kids can check out all ...

  • The Barnum Museum

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    (16 miles) Bridgeport

    On January 1, 1842, P.T. Barnum opened his first museum on lower Broadway in New York City. Almost 166 years later, The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut carries on the extraordinary legacy of ...

  • Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium

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    (17 miles) Bridgeport

    With three floors of hands-on fun with science, and daily Planetarium shows all included with admission, this family friendly discovery museum is great for those active kids who just love learning!

  • Timexpo Museum

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    (17 miles) Waterbury

    It's about TIME for family fun. Timexpo® The Timex Museum tells the story of Timex and its heritage dating back to the 1850's. A Time Tunnel leads to ancient mysteries. Magnificent timepieces, ...

  • The Mattatuck Museum

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    (18 miles) Waterbury

    The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past and providing vision and leadership for the future through its exhibits and collections ...

  • Kidcity Childrens Museum

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    (23 miles) Middletown

    Imaginative play in Connecticut for kids up to 7 years with handmade, one of a kind exhibits that encourage creativity, exploration and imagination!

  • New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park

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    (24 miles) Kensington

    A fascinating and fun family day out as you explore the world around us together, at the New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park.

  • Imagine Nation Museum

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    (25 miles) Bristol

    The Imagine Nation Museum is a hands-on, interactive children's museum best suited for ages 2 to 10. The first area you will see when you come to the museum is the interactive exhibits that encourage ...

  • New Britain Museum of American Art

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    (26 miles) New Britain

    The collections now number approximately 5,000 works of American art: 680 oils, 1,050 drawings (including watercolors and pastels), 860 graphics, 160 sculptures, 25 photographs, and 1,460 ...

  • New Britain Youth Museum

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    (26 miles) New Britain

    The New Britain Youth Museum, founded in 1956, encourages children and families to explore the history and cultures of Connecticut and the world. Come explore with your child!

  • Danbury Railway Museum

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    (28 miles) Danbury

    The Museum, located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, offers railroad history, tours, train rides, a collection of original and restored rolling stock, and ...

  • Connecticut River Museum

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    (28 miles) Essex

    Where the River comes to life. Located on the waterfront in historic Essex, the Connecticut River Museum is the perfect place to explore the heritage and experience the wonders of New England’s ...

  • The Military Musuem Of Southern New England

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    (28 miles) Danbury

    We currently display a vivid cross section of 20th century American military history. Many of our vehicles are extremely rare, often the only example in the western hemisphere! The museum staff is ...

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children

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    (29 miles) Norwalk

    Lots of hands on and fun learning for children under 10 years in this entertaining museum in Connecticut!

  • The Childrens Museum

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    (33 miles) West Hartford

    The Children’s Museum provides rich learning experiences in science and nature for all ages. Exploration of our multi-level museum captures imaginations and develops a sense of curiosity about the ...

  • Connecticut Science Center

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    (34 miles) Hartford

    Over 165 hands-on exhibits, programs, and endless exploration for the whole family at this Connecticut Science Center in Hartford! Learning AND fun for kids!

  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center

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    (35 miles) Stamford

    Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Bring friends and enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, walk over 80 acres of nature trails, drop in to the Hecksher Farm and say hello the ...

  • Vanderbilt Museum

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    (36 miles) Centerport

    A look into the life of one of the richest men in the world at this fascinating museum, mansion and planetarium!

  • Lutz Childrens Museum

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    (37 miles) Manchester

    The mission of the Lutz Children's Museum shall be to provide a multi-faceted museum for children to explore culture, history, and the natural sciences through internal and external exhibits, ...

  • The Fire Museum

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    (38 miles) Manchester

    The Fire Museum is housed in a retired 1901 fire station with a unique atmosphere that saw the transition from hand drawn to horse drawn, then to motorized apparatus. our collection includes ...

  • Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

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    (38 miles) Niantic

    Hands-on fun in Connecticut for kids who love to learn through play, with indoor and outdoor exhibits perfect for those up to 9 years!

  • Children's Museum of the East End

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    (41 miles) Bridgehampton

    A fun and interactive museum showcasing what makes the East End special, with emphasis on those who call it home! Great learning experience for kids in New York!

  • The Bruce Museum

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    (41 miles) Greenwich

    The Bruce Museum is an educational institution which, through its varied exhibitions and collections in the arts and sciences, provides programs for diverse audiences.

  • The Connecticut Trolley Museum

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    (45 miles) East Windsor

    The Connecticut Trolley Museum invites you to take a journey back in time and experience the transportation of yesterday.

  • New England Air Museum

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    (45 miles) Windsor locks

    For some Family Fun, bring your kids to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT, a ninety minute drive from Boston and only twenty minutes from Hartford CT.

  • Long Island Childrens Museum

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    (53 miles) Garden City

    Long Island Childrens Museum is a hands-on museum for kids and their grown-ups.

  • Queens County Farm Museum

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    (57 miles) Floral Park

    The Queens County Farm Museum's history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm ...

  • Basketball Hall of Fame

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    (57 miles) Springfield

    The Hoop Hall features interactive and historic exhibits about every aspect of the game.

  • Springfield Science Museum

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    (58 miles) Springfield

    Visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will find a world filled with the wonders of natural and physical science. The Museum also is home to a live animal center with fish, insects, reptiles and ...

  • Mid Hudson Childrens Museum

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    (59 miles) Poughkeepsie

    Series of large and intricate interactive exhibit rooms with learning through play design ideal for curious kids. Newest features include a Baby Park just for the smallest guests, plus a giant ...

  • New York Hall of Science

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    (62 miles) Queens

    New York science fun with more than 450 interactive exhibits, teaching kids all about the STEM subjects, whilst having a great time!

  • Museum of the City of New York

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    (64 miles) Manhattan

    The exhibits have just about everything you ever wanted to know about New York City and then some.

  • Childrens Museum at Holyoke

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    (64 miles) Holyoke

    The Children's Museum at Holyoke provides a unique setting in which children and adults learn together about art, science and the world around them. Through hands-on exhibits, children challenge ...