Lutz Children's Museum is ALL about giving kids a fun place to play and learn, and it keeps them entertained with their frequently changing exhibits and daily special programs, so there is always something new for them to enjoy!
Aimed for kids between two years and ten, the museum features activities based on culture, history and natural sciences, all in a fun and interactive environment.
One day kids might be heading down a historic "street", where they can see what life looks like in another era (always pretty different to what they know today!), or they might learn about farming history and what it really takes to live and work on a farm. It might be a 19th century farm too!
Did you know that there are actually LIVE animals in the Lutz Children's Museum too? Yep, in fact there are about 75 wild and domestic animals live at the museum for you to check out!
For those creative kids, they can be inspired by the Children's Art Gallery where kids artwork are hung in the hallway. Maybe one day your art can go up there, kids!
Founded by an art teacher, you know that the exhibits and programs are perfect for kids, so why not enjoy a day of PLAY - you know you want to kids!
Say hi to the animals for us!
The museum is easy to find. They are located just off I-384 near downtown Manchester.
From I-384 East:
Take exit #3. (Rte 83 Manchester/Glastonbury). Turn left at the end of the exit ramp. The museum is ½ mile ahead on the left.
From I-384 West:
Take exit #3 (Downtown Manchester). Turn left at the end of the ramp and continue to the first traffic light. Turn left onto South Main Street (Rte 83 South) and continue over the highway. Continue straight at the light. The museum is a ½ mile ahead on the left.
Free for members
Small snacks are available in the gift shop. There are picnic tables outside, or you can pop to the nearby restaurants for something!
They have fun events like Groundhog Day and Farm Day, so check online for details so you don't miss out!
They offer summer camps, outreach programs, and select programs focusing on art, history, and natural science for ages 2-10 for group visits!
There is designated parking in front of the building, a ramp to the front door, and wheelchair accessible restrooms. Just let them know if there is anything they can do to assist you while you are there.
Some of the animals eat tree nuts so the museum is not completely nut free.