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Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

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Address: 409 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3103
Phone Number: +1 860-691-1111
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12:00 - 04:30
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Sun 12:00 - 04:30
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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Discover hands-on, interactive exhibits: become a scientist in the...

Discover hands-on, interactive exhibits: become a scientist in the Discovery Lab and then a fish monger in the kid-size Seaside Village where you can also build your own boardwalk. Enter an Egyptian pyramid or prepare a meal in Mexico when touring the Global Village. Climb aboard an authentic 2-person submarine. See what’s new in the redesigned, active, and educational outdoor play space. Don’t miss the fun in the Science & Discovery Room. Open year round.

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Fun activity for young children

This clean and well designed children's museum offers a variety of fun activities for children where imagination is encouraged. Indoors, outdoors, sensory stimulation, art... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our grandchildren ages 3 and 7 really loved visiting this museum. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Loved the activities that encourage imagination. There are so many things to do outdoors as well as indoors. There are a variety of educational as well as physical and sensory stimulating activities. Our grandchildren enjoyed the animals as well. Really liked the... More 

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Thank REW135
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This clean and well designed children's museum offers a variety of fun activities for children where imagination is encouraged. Indoors, outdoors, sensory stimulation, art, animals and even more things to do.

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Thank Feike v
Hartford, Connecticut
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

My daughter is 8 and she still loves going here. It is a bit young for her. Children aged 0-5 would truly get the most out of this museum. Its a very nice addition to Niantic. And definitely good if you get a rainy day and cannot go to the beach.

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Thank Meghann G
Niantic, Connecticut
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Coming back to this lovely little museum after an absence, I found it had been beautifully transformed by rearranging space and changing presentations to be even more charming. Both indoor and outdoor areas are more attractive and interesting. It's a hit with younger kids and it's a comfortable and safe environment that puts adults' minds at ease.

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Thank Michele S
east coast
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185 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place when we need to get out of the house. Simple museum with lots to explore for the kids. Great location wth lots of stuff to do nearby for a great day out.

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new york
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is a wonderful tiny museum with lots of activities for 2-8 crowd for a rainy day. It is an indoor playground of sorts with various stations to play, build, roleplay, learn.

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Thank ksu-ny
Waterford, CT
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130 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Nice interactive staff. Go for a rainy day at the beach. It is a little expensive but if you are looking to get out of the rain on your vacation, it might be worth the price.

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Thank Sunflower53092
Connecticut
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173 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to see how many exhibits and activities were available for the kids even though it's a relatively small children's museum. There's even an outdoor area where kids can play. We stayed a lot longer than we anticipated because our preschooler would find something else to play with. Some of the favorite activities were the organ, magnets,... More 

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Thank BiniTravels
Far Rockaway, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

It was Excellent, BUT why do they have to charge adults if we are just watching the kids?? Review from my kids: It was fun. I liked that they had an outdoor area, treehouse, zip line (that kept getting stuck, but still worked), water table with floating toys and legos. Inside: They had a section that was devoted to different... More 

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Thank Flipchink
Calverton, New York
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Took a one year old and there was plenty to do. He enjoyed himself and staff friendly too. Good location.

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