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Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

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Address: 409 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3103
Phone Number:
+1 860-691-1111
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Make Discoveries!The Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut is a...

Make Discoveries!The Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut is a hands-on, interactive, educational place for children ages 9 and under to let their imaginations soar.

Explore the Discovery Room featuring the Museum’s resident critters and science-based activities.

Visit the Imagination Station and pilot a fishing boat, build skyscrapers with giant foam blocks, hop into an authentic fire truck cab, or explore the global market.

Outdoor areas delight youngsters with a real tree house, obstacle course, whale drum, climbing wall, performing stage, and kid-sized zipline!

Open year-round.

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This place is perfect to let your children imagination run wild. From dressing up as a fireman to run their own market this place is what you need when you want your kids to burn... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Rivera F
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place is perfect to let your children imagination run wild. From dressing up as a fireman to run their own market this place is what you need when you want your kids to burn out some steam. Better and cheaper than Chukee cheeses.

Thank Rivera F
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place is not your typical children museum. This is an old structure converted into a huge play ground with interactive activities as a fire engine, huge building blocks and such. This place is extremely cheap so you can have your young ones have a good time without breaking the budget. This will be my first choice before chulee cheeses.

Thank Danny R
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Our grandchildren ages 3 and 7 really loved visiting this museum. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Loved the activities that encourage imagination. There are so many things to do outdoors as well as indoors. There are a variety of educational as well as physical and sensory stimulating activities. Our grandchildren enjoyed the animals as well. Really liked the... More 

Thank REW135
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This clean and well designed children's museum offers a variety of fun activities for children where imagination is encouraged. Indoors, outdoors, sensory stimulation, art, animals and even more things to do.

Thank Feike v
Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

My daughter is 8 and she still loves going here. It is a bit young for her. Children aged 0-5 would truly get the most out of this museum. Its a very nice addition to Niantic. And definitely good if you get a rainy day and cannot go to the beach.

Thank Meghann G
Niantic, Connecticut
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Coming back to this lovely little museum after an absence, I found it had been beautifully transformed by rearranging space and changing presentations to be even more charming. Both indoor and outdoor areas are more attractive and interesting. It's a hit with younger kids and it's a comfortable and safe environment that puts adults' minds at ease.

Thank Michele S
east coast
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place when we need to get out of the house. Simple museum with lots to explore for the kids. Great location wth lots of stuff to do nearby for a great day out.

Thank climberchica
new york
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is a wonderful tiny museum with lots of activities for 2-8 crowd for a rainy day. It is an indoor playground of sorts with various stations to play, build, roleplay, learn.

Thank ksu-ny
Waterford, CT
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Nice interactive staff. Go for a rainy day at the beach. It is a little expensive but if you are looking to get out of the rain on your vacation, it might be worth the price.

Thank Sunflower53092
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to see how many exhibits and activities were available for the kids even though it's a relatively small children's museum. There's even an outdoor area where kids can play. We stayed a lot longer than we anticipated because our preschooler would find something else to play with. Some of the favorite activities were the organ, magnets,... More 

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