New Class! Little Scientists: Seed to Plant

Calling all future botanists! Conduct plant experiments and start a plant to finish growing at home! Thursdays in March.
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First Friday Dollar Night - SOLD OUT

Dollar Nights are back! Come enjoy an affordable Friday night at the Museum due to the generosity of Electric Boat Employees Community Service Association.
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National Read Across America Day, March 2

Hats off to reading! To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, every child who visits this day will receive a free book! Free with admission.
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Foodie Fun Week, March 9-13

Calling all future chefs! Niantic & East Lyme Restaurant Week is March 4-14, and the Museum is celebrating with restaurant-inspired activities!
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Sensory-Friendly Evening - SOLD OUT

Join us for a special evening for families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing challenges.
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Get kids craft and activity ideas from our blog!

Looking for something to do with your little ones? The Museum Educators are sharing some of their favorite crafts and activities on our blog!
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Encouraging learning and sparking imagination!

  • Discover

    Come take a look around the Museum, there’s something for everyone! We engage, encourage, and challenge children from 9 months to 9 years in the arts, sciences, and world cultures.

  • Explore

    The Museum has an abundance of activities nearly every day of the week! From special events to weekly themed classes, our classes and programs are a great way to get your child exploring!

  • Join

    Become a member of the Museum and receive special discounts, passes for friends, and more! Help us continue to make the museum an exciting experience for everyone!

Upcoming Events/Classes

Party Time

We are THE Birthday Party place for ANY age! Or are you looking for a unique venue for another event – Baby Shower? Business Meeting? Team Building? We rent our facilities, too!

  • Choose a theme, or plan your own!
  • Add a fun Museum Program to the festivities
  • Great for private events
  • Play & explore
  • Enjoy refreshments
  • And tons more!

Rave Reviews

My 1 year olds LOVE this place! There’s plenty of room for them to wander, but it’s not so large that one adult can’t watch two children. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They are adding new exhibits currently. There is a baby room, just for kids under 3. Plenty of things to keep older kids happy, too. Come down to Niantic for the day! While you’re here, check out our beaches and lovely Main Street area. You won’t be disappointed.

— Stephanie G.

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