• Museum Hours: Advance tickets not required.

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

    Jan. 17: Open for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 9:30am-3:30pm. Last admission at 3pm.

    Masks are required for all Museum visitors ages 3 & up.


    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>

Virtual Parties

Introducing Virtual Birthday Parties

…because no special day should be cancelled!

Celebrate your little one’s special day with any of the three 45-minute, educator-led Zoom programs shown below.

Virtual Party rates are $200 ($150 for Museum members) plus $5 per child for each party activity kit.*
*Plus kit delivery fee to party host’s home. Kit delivery free to Niantic/East Lyme residents.


Fossils to Footprints

Calling all junior paleontologists!

Party guests become “Junior Paleontologists” as they learn how fossils formed and about some unique adaptations prehistoric creatures may have had by virtually viewing our dinosaur fossil casts. Each child will have the opportunity to “excavate a rock” for a fossil of their very own.

Party Activity Kit includes:

  • 1 fossil rock
  • excavating tools
  • materials for 1 dinosaur craft activity

Kits come individually bagged for each child.

Meet the Animals

Say hi to Bob, Mr. Rogers and friends!

Party guests will have the chance to virtually meet some of our Museum animals, learning a bit about some of the adaptations each animal has for surviving in their native habitats. We will also learn how our staff cares for each animal and have the chance to do 2 animal craft projects.

Party Activity Kit includes:

  • Materials for 2 animal crafts
  • Museum animal coloring sheets

Kits come individually bagged for each child.

Wizarding Workshop

A magical world awaits!

Party guests join in a variety of spell-binding tasks as they participate in such activities as learning how to mix magical concoctions, creating and caring for magical creatures, and decorating their own wizard hats and wands.

Party Activity Kit includes:

  • Wizard hat craft
  • Wand craft
  • Magical creature craft
  • 2 Wizarding experiments

Kits come individually bagged for each child.

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