Join one of our educators on the museum floor and explore something new each week.
• Free with admission thanks to a grant from the Charter Oak Community Grants.
Smart Cart in the Museum
Our educators join you on the museum floor and bring something from creatures to mad science!
• Free with admission.
Fridays, Oct. 3 and Nov. 7, 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.
Be a Kid Again! Benefit Gala
Saturday, Oct. 4, 6-11pm
Our second annual "Be a Kid Again!" gala. A night of whimsy, magic, and kid-like fun -- Grownup-style!
NEW Baby Class: "Discover & Explore" - Parent/caregiver introductory session:
Monday, Oct. 6, 6:30-7pm
Prior to the start of class on Friday, October 10, parents/caregivers are invited to an adult-only evening at the Museum when staff presents an overview of the class philosophy and the activities that are in store for participants during the next 5 weeks. Wine and simple appetizers will be served. Please call and register: 860-691-1111
"Float the Boat" Water Workshops
Monday, Oct. 13, 10-11 and 2-3
Kids are off school today, so we are open and bring some water fun and exploration.
• There will be a materials fee to participate in the workshops - just $2/person.
Sunday, Oct. 26, Noon-4:30pm
This all day Halloween celebration includes decorations, spooky science demonstrations, and lots of experiments around the Museum. Don't forget to dress up and participate in the Niantic Village Halloween Parade going on that day as well.
• Spooky Science is free with admission.
Birds of Connecticut Art Contest
Do your kids love to paint, draw, and create art? We are excited to offer a new art contest, taking place the month of November. To enter, kids ages 3-10 submit an original piece of art depicting a bird that makes its home here in Connecticut. Entries must be received by Nov. 25 and can be no larger than 8½ x 11 (letter size paper) and in any media that you choose. The works of art will be displayed at the museum, and winners will be announced on Nov. 28 following our bird buffet workshop. Winners receive a $10 gift certificate to the Museum gift shop. There is one prize winner per age category, ages 3-5 and 6-10.
Interested in joining our team? We have employment opportunities listed here.
Complete listings and descriptions on calendars: September | October | November