December Food Drive

Help us support Care & Share of East Lyme! Receive $1 off Museum admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item. One item per person.

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Sensory-Friendly Evening, Dec. 16

Join us for a special evening, which is free for families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing challenges. Pre-registration required.

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Countdown to Noon, Dec. 31

Join us in celebrating the new year with a 250+ balloon drop at noon!


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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Holiday Hours:

Saturday, Dec. 10: Closing early (3pm) for the Niantic Light Parade.
Saturday, Dec. 24: Open from 9:30am-1pm on Christmas Eve.
Monday, Dec. 26: Open from 9:30am-4:30pm.
Saturday, Dec. 31: Closed for New Year’s Eve.

Welcome to The Niantic Children’s Museum!

Where discoveries are made and fun just happens.

The Niantic Children’s Museum is an interactive, hands-on, educational place for children to try on new roles, let their imaginations soar and feel safe while exploring the world around them.

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Explore Exhibits

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.

Upcoming Events & Classes

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!

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Parties at the Museum!

We are THE birthday party place for any age!

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Education Programs

Outreach Programs can be easily adapted to fit ANY grade level!

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Support the Niantic Children’s Museum

Discoveries and fun await…but we need your help!


Where discoveries are made and fun just happens!