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Address: 1 Pleasant St, Bristol, CT 06010-6254
Phone Number: 860-314-1400
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Fun toys and things for kids to do and make. Simple Cafe with good food. Erdman floor under renovation.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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Bristol, Connecticut
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have taken my daughter and her friends a bunch of times and I'm really never impressed. It is expensive for a family to go and it's just admission. There aren't any helpful people walking around or showing you what you can do. We went for a reading with the town Pig and paid a lot to get in and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Fun toys and things for kids to do and make. Simple Cafe with good food. Erdman floor under renovation.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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251 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The reviews are right on the money. This is a real gem run by a top notch staff. It has loads of activities staffed by a huge number of what I assume are young volunteers. The areas are creative and the staff could not be nicer. I had a 3 year old and a 5 year old with me and... More 

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Thank RoyM1336
Connecticut
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

They have so many hands on activities. Very educational. They even have live pets to see. Very friendly staff. When your done stop and have ice cream before you leave.

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Thank MyrtleBeachLover51
Weston, Connecticut
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I took my two granddaughters 4 and six and it was only hunger that drove them out. We went on a late Wednesday Morning and the place when we go there was pretty empty. They pretty much had the place to themselves. I say that because I'm not sure how it would have accommodated a large crowd. You get the... More 

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Thank Noslomot
Coventry, Connecticut
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236 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Great place for a kids party. Good party room then lots of fun things to do on two floors. Easy to get to. Large playing areas, tons of playing areas along with learning.

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Thank Beverly61
Bristol, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Imagination Museum is a great museum for children, there are a number of hands on exhibits, they have a room with animals. There is a café that serves great food, some of the things on the menu are ham and cheese sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches and more. They also have ice cream I have eaten there a few times... More 

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Thank Jason F
Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I brought my 2 year old son for a mommy and me day. We had a lot of fun. Many different areas to explore with building, pretend play, cultural learning, science, water play, animals (aquarium type...snakes, rabbit, etc), art, space. He loved the drums in the cultural room and the farm/kitchen play. I could see him enjoying something different each... More 

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Thank jnip164
Stamford, Connecticut
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115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

We recently visited the imagine nation children's museum and we fell in love with it. It is an amazing children's museum with many hands on exhibits and activities for the whole family to enjoy. I just wish that they'd add a dinosaur exhibit because my son is completely in love with dinosaurs and kept asking if they had any.

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Thank Kelley426
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

The place is small but we'll organized seems to be for smaller children. The day I went they were making popcorn which triggered the fire alarm and outside we all went. The activities are short and don't grab attention to older kids above let's say 10. I think I have to opt to look for a more age correct place... More 

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