• Museum Hours:
    Please note: Online ticket purchasing is required for Members & Nonmembers for entrance to the Children’s Museum.

    Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30am-2:30pm. Last admission at 2pm.
    Please note Tuesdays & Thursdays: The Discovery Room is CLOSED at 11:30am for classes. Outside play area is CLOSED at 1:30pm for classes.
    Sunday-Monday: Closed

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Please read the below information carefully before coming to play.

Welcome Back, Museum Friends!

Now that the Museum has reopened, you will notice some changes including limited capacity, timed tickets, and enhanced sanitation protocols. While the Museum experience will be a bit different from the last time that you visited, one essential thing will remain the same: our mission to promote the importance of learning through play.

What to Know Before You Visit

  • Daily capacity will be limited.
  • All guests, including members, must have a timed ticket confirmation email to enter the Museum. Scroll down to book your ticket.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • Face masks are required for all guests age 2 and older.
  • Social distancing measures will be implemented.
  • Only one family/group per exhibit area at one time.
  • Only one family/group in the restrooms and snack area at one time.
  • Upon arriving at the Museum, you’ll be required to fill out a health certification at the front desk.
  • Strollers are not permitted in the Museum. Stroller parking is available outside the Museum entryway.
  • Sanitation stations are available throughout the Museum.
  • Additional sanitation measures have been added.
  • Adults must remain with children at all times.
  • No food or drink is allowed on the Museum floor.

The Niantic Children’s Museum follows guidelines and recommendations from state and local health departments. We expect to adapt, change, or ease these policies as the health conditions change.

Entering Admissions

Please ensure no one in your group has symptoms of illness, such as a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or fever.

  • Wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth entirely.
  • Tickets are available online only. Please make your reservation before arriving at the Museum.
  • Present your confirmation email at the Front Desk, which will feature a new, plexiglass barrier.
  • Members, please have your photo ID and confirmation email out and ready at check-in.

Sanitation Stations
& Museum Cleaning

We will close between sessions each day to clean the Museum. Sanitation stations are available throughout the Museum for visitor use. Staff will also clean throughout the day.

Staff Safety Procedures

All Museum staff will complete a wellness screen including temperature check before each shift and wear masks when on the floor and interacting with guests.

Children’s Museum Tickets

Online ticket purchasing is required for entrance to the Children’s Museum. The Museum is now open to the public, but daily capacity will be limited. When booking your tickets, please be sure to include yourself and ALL members of your party.

Blocked time is broken up into the following hours and segments. Click on the calendar to select the date of your visit. Tickets are available until start time. After online ticketing closes, please call 860-691-1111 to book your ticket.

Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30am-2:30pm. Last admission at 2pm.
Please note Tuesdays & Thursdays: The Discovery Room is closed at 11:30am for classes. Outside play area is closed 1:30pm for classes.
Sunday-Monday: Closed

No need to rush! Your ticket is valid for anytime between posted hours.


REQUIRED: COVID-19 Admission Waiver:

Read our COVID Admission Waiver here. Save your confirmation email. Present your confirmation email and a valid ID at the Front Desk upon arriving at the Museum.

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