• Online reservations are only for the Free CT Summer at the Museum tickets. Paying visitors, Museum members and ACM members DO NOT need to make a reservation.  Learn more>

    Museum Hours:

    Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30am-3:30pm. Last admission at 3pm.
    Sunday-Monday: Closed

    Updated COVID-19 protocols:

    Please note that masks are still required for all Museum visitors ages 2 and up.

    Parking:

    Our Museum has limited lot parking. Free parking is also available behind St. John’s Church, located directly across the street from the Museum. See Map>

Connecticut Summer at the Museum Program

Free Admission for CT Kids from July 1 to September 6

Online registration is required for CT Summer at the Museum Tickets ONLY.

Museum Members, non-CT residents and ACM Members PLEASE DO NOT register online.

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From July 1 to September 6, Connecticut children age 18 and under, plus one accompanying adult per group, can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program.

What to Know Before You Visit

Online registration is required for CT Summer at the Museum Tickets

  • Connecticut children age 18 and under plus ONE accompanying adult per family/group can visit the Museum FREE of charge.* The children and the accompanying adult must reside in Connecticut.
  • The free adult must show proof of CT residency (driver’s license or proof of residency with photo ID) at Admissions Desk.
  • We will be checking IDs at the Admission Desk before you are admitted. Please remember to bring ID with you. If you forget your ID you will be asked to pay for admission.
  • This program is geared towards families exploring together, not large camp groups.
  • Tickets are limited and will be posted the Friday before the upcoming week.
  • Program runs July 1 to September 6
  • Face masks are required for all guests age 2 and older.
  • Adults must remain with children at all times.
  • No food or drink is allowed on the Museum floor.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

*Additional adult admission is $8 per person. Does not include school, organization or child care groups, field trips, birthday parties or special events.

CT Summer at the Museum Tickets

Online registration is required for CT Summer at the Museum Tickets ONLY.

Museum Members, non-CT residents and ACM Members PLEASE DO NOT register online.

We are not placing a limit on the length of play time (most families visit for about two hours). Tickets are limited and will be posted the Friday before the upcoming week.

CT Summer at the Museum FAQ

1. The date we want to visit isn’t available.

To help ensure a wonderful visitor experience, the Museum has a daily limited amount of free tickets available through this program. If the date you wish to visit isn’t available on the calendar above that means we are currently out of free CT Summer at the Museum tickets for that day. Please note: We only open tickets two weeks at a time.

2. If tickets are not available, can we still pay to get in?

Absolutely, online ticketing is for the CT Summer at the Museum tickets ONLY. If you are:

  • a Museum Member
  • out of state visitor
  • ACM member

paid tickets are still available to purchase in-person at our Admissions Desk. No online reservation required.

3. Why can I only add one free adult to my order?

The CT Summer at the Museum program only allows for one (1) free adult ticket per family/group. Any additional adults in the group must pay regular admission. Please note: This program is geared towards families exploring together, not large camp groups.

4. Can I call or email for a reservation?

No. Families/groups wishing to claim free CT Summer at the Museum tickets must do so via our online reservation system.

5. Will you add more free tickets during the day?

Unfortunately, no. We love that people wish to visit us using this new program, but tickets are limited because our Museum is fun-sized and we want each and every one of our Museum visitors to have a wonderful and engaging learning experience.

Connecticut Summer at the Museum is made possible through an investment from the federal COVID-19 recovery funding Connecticut is receiving from the American Rescue Plan Act. The program is administered by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts in partnership with Connecticut Humanities.

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