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

Link to calendars: NOVEMBER | DECEMBER Newsletter: Winter 2015-16 (PDF)

Bird Buffet
Friday, Nov. 27, 10 am
Treat your feathered friends to a holiday feast by making a variety of bird treats!
• Activity fee: $5 per family, payable at check-in.

Letterwriting to Santa
Saturday, Nov. 28, 3-4:30 pm
As East Lyme’s Niantic Village celebrates the 12th Annual Holiday Stroll, children can stop by the museum and write a letter to Santa before he arrives on Liberty Green (corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Main Street) in a shiny red fire truck at 5 pm. All the early evening’s festivities can be found online at

Dollar Nights!
Fridays, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, from 4:30-8
Just one (1) dollar per person over the age of 1 makes this night affordable fun for all due to the generosity of Electric Boat Employees Community Services Association. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Holiday Workshops
Saturday, Dec. 12, 10-11 am AND 1-2 pm
This popular seasonal experience is back! Decorate your own mini-"gingerbread" house, create a holiday card, make your own wrapping paper, mix up some peppermint play dough, and decorate an ornament. Materials fee of $5 per person. Register at the front desk.

Frozen Party! SOLD OUT
Saturday, Dec. 19, 10 am-12 noon
SOLD OUT Party is limited to 50 people (that includes grown-up Frozen Fans, too!)

Countdown to Noon!
Thursday, Dec. 31, 10 am-2 pm
Countdown to Noon is southeastern Connecticut's premier New Year's Even celebration for young families! Thanks to event partner, East Lyme Parks & Recreation, the celebration will once again be held at the East Lyme Community Center, 41 Society Rd., Niantic, CT. Museum will be closed this day as all the fun has been moved just minutes away! Make 2016 a Fit & Healthy New Year. Explore the constellations with StarLab. Build, create, imagine with "Lets Get Building!" "Crazy Science" and activities galore! Storytelling with the Children's Librarians of East Lyme Public Library. Balloons drop at Noon and BOB BLOOM sets the rhythm of the new year with a curious and colorful cargo of drums while activities continue until 2! 
Event sponsor: Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
• Advanced registration: $5/member, $7/nonmember
• Day of event: $7/member, $9/nonmember


Toddler Classes are great fun with new friends! Preschoolers Little Artists will be making GIFTS - just in time for holiday giving! And Little Chefs explore Bountiful Baking -- YUM! Preschoolers STEAM Class explore matter, make messes, and develop fine motor skills. Literacy Lovers has the Winter Wonderland Series with lots of science and social studies concepts such as the properties of ice and snow, how animals survive in the winter.

Spark imaginations with creative play!
Our educators share ideas, insight, and creative ways to spark imaginations on Pinterest and Spark!

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

Tuesdays - Saturdays, 9:30-4:30
Sunday, 12-4:30
(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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