Museums in STAMFORD with kids

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

When it comes to museums in Stamford, 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 Stamford…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • The Bruce Museum

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    (5 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.

  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center

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    (5 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 ...

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children

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    (7 miles) Norwalk

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

  • Vanderbilt Museum

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    (14 miles) Centerport

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

  • Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium

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    (19 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!

  • The Barnum Museum

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    (20 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 ...

  • Long Island Childrens Museum

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    (23 miles) Garden City

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

  • The Military Musuem Of Southern New England

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    (23 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 ...

  • Queens County Farm Museum

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    (23 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 ...

  • National Helicopter Museum

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    (23 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 ...

  • Danbury Railway Museum

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    (24 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 ...

  • New York Hall of Science

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    (27 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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    (28 miles) Manhattan

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

  • NJ Childrens Museum

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    (29 miles) Paramus

    Explore over 30 different play and learning areas, each designed to attract and engage the imagination! Your child is your guide.

  • The Jewish Museum

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    (29 miles) New York City

    Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world’s preeminent institutions devoted to exploring the intersection of ...

  • Guggenheim Museum

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    (29 miles) Manhatten

    The iconic site of many celebrated special exhibitions, with smaller galleries devoted permanently to the Guggenheim's renowned collection, which ranges from Impressionism through contemporary art.

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    (29 miles) Manhattan

    With a permanent collection of over 2 million works of art, you know this New York City museum is a great journey into the wonderful world of art!

  • ArtXplorers

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    (29 miles) NYC

    A creative, unique and interactive way for kids to enjoy and learn about art around New York City.

  • American Museum of Natural History

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    (29 miles) Manhattan

    An amazing New York museum with 45 permanent exhibition halls including Dinosaur Halls, Hall of Ocean Life, and the Hall of Human Origins, as wel as hands-on fun for kids

  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab

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    (30 miles) Manhattan

    The Sony Wonder Technology Lab (SWTL) is a FREE four-story, interactive technology and entertainment museum for all ages. Located in mid-town Manhattan, SWTL inspires creativity in a high-quality, ...

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not

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    (31 miles) New York

    Kids of all ages can experience the mysterious, the weird and the wonderful at this New York City museum of oddities from all over the world!

  • Madame Tussauds New York

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    (31 miles) New York City

    Fun for the whole family as you come face to face with your favorite stars of music, film, sport, and history! Be a celebrity in New York City!

  • Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum

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    (31 miles) West Side

    It's all about sea, air & space at this New York museum, dedicated to history, science and service - all related to the aircraft carrier "Intrepid"!

  • Childrens Museum of Manhattan

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    (33 miles) Manhattan

    CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through the arts, literacy, media & communications, science & the environment and early childhood ...

  • Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

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    (33 miles) New York City

    An art museum with a difference. Spend the day reading comics and looking at cartoons in this fun New York museum with a range of fascinating exhibits

  • Childrens Museum of the Arts

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    (33 miles) New York City

    Kids can be inspired at this fascinating children's museum of the arts in New York City, with art exhibitions, workshops and camps.

  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

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    (34 miles) Brooklyn

    Interactive learning adventures through hands-on exhibitions, multicultural performances, creative workshops, and natural science specimens.

  • The Jewish Childrens Museum

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    (34 miles) Brooklyn

    Through innovative multi-media technology, Jewish history, values and culture come to life with hands on exhibits, and even a miniature golf course.

  • 9/11 Memorial Museum

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    (34 miles) New York

    An eye opening and moving experience at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City - on the site of the WTC.

  • New York Transit Museum

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    (34 miles) Brooklyn

    The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier ...

  • The New York City Police Museum

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    (34 miles) Manhattan

    The Police Museum gives visitors an insider's look at the history and traditions of the largest police force in the country. Kids can test out sirens used in an NYPD patrol car, take their friend's ...

  • The Lambert Castle Museum

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    (35 miles) Paterson

    Fascinating museum set inside and about Lambert Castle. The Garret Mountain Reservation observation tower is right by you, as is the Rifle Camp Park with it's own natural history museum and ...

  • Liberty Science Center

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    (36 miles) Jersey City

    The interactive museums three exhibit floors, each having a different theme, are dedicated to exploration through hands-on experimentation. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Peabody Museum of Natural History

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    (37 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!

  • Montclair Art Museum

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    (39 miles) Montclair

    Experience a day of American and Native American art, programs and exhibitions where kids can get lost in that magical art world in New Jersey