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Calendar and Events at the Children's Museum of Southeastern CT

Link to Winter 2015 Newsletter View

Click through to calendars for descriptions,
including Museum Classes for toddlers & preschoolers:
January | February | March

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2 pm
Groundhog's Day (a day early)!
How many more days of winter? On Monday, February 2nd, everyone's favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, will make his annual appearance. Will he see his shadow or will spring be just around the corner? Make your own prediction and complete a groundhog craft the day before he emerges from his burrow! Don't forget to visit our shadow room for some shadow fun!
• Free with admission.

School Vacation Day(s):
Museum open Monday, Feb. 16, 9:30 am-4:30 pm

PLUS, choose 1 day or both days of programming!

Jr. Scientist: Sweet Experiments
Monday, Feb. 16, 8:30 am-12 noon
This day is all about candy! What is chocolate bloom? Whatís up with PopRocks? Do you know how to braid Twizzlers? Can you explode marshmallows? Who knew science was so sweet!

Jr. Engineers: LEGO Fun!
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 8:30 am-12 noon
Come join us for a day of design and building fun! Children will use a variety of LEGO toys to build their own city, animals, or structures, and are even invited use the museumís collection of Dream-Up toys to incorporate trains into their designs! Campers will also be able to design their very own LEGO necklace to take home.

• Best for ages 5-9 years.
• Admission: One day: $47 ($35 member).
• Or choose BOTH days: $72 ($60 member).
• PREregistration is required. Call today: 860-691-1111
Space is limited, so don't delay!

Sunday, Mar. 1, all day (12:30-4:30)
Read Across America Day (a day early)!
March 2nd is Dr. Seussí birthday, but we are celebrating it a day early! Join us for special activities all day and a Dr. Suess story every hour from 12:30-3:30 pm.
• Free with admission.

Sunday, Mar. 8, 2pm
Come learn about the process of making maple syrup including a lesson on how to tap a maple tree at the museum. Decorating tree cookies and maple tasting for everyone. Bring the family to the museum and learn something together!
• $8 fee per family for program, museum admission optional.
• Call to register: 860-691-1111.

Monday, Mar. 23, 5-9
Dine Out at Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant
Eat Local and Support Local! Our good friends at Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant invite you to dine out and support the Museum. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Museum! A delicious way to support local.

Smart Cart in the Museum
Tuesdays-Fridays, 11:15am
Our educators join you on the museum floor and bring something from creatures to mad science!
• Free with admission.

Dollar Night!
Friday, Feb. 6, and Friday, Mar. 6, 4:30-8pm
Just one (1) dollar per person over the age of 1 makes this Friday night affordable for all due to the generosity of Electric Boat Employees Community Services Association.
Note: As always, last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

Interested in joining our team? We list employment opportunities here.

Winter Hours:
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 9:30-4:30
Sunday, 12:30-4:30
Closed Mondays - except for school holidays
(Please note: last admission is ½ hour before closing.)

Admission fee: $7/person.
Children under 1 and members are free.

409 Main Street • Niantic, CT • Phone: 860-691-1111 • Fax: 860-691-1194

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