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Countdown to Noon - New Year's Eve Family CelebrationDecember 31
at East Lyme Community Center
37 Society Rd. Niantic, CT

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

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November | December

NOTICE: Wed., Nov. 26, closing early. Hours: 9:30am-1:00pm

Wednesday & Friday, Nov. 26 & 28, 10 am
Treat your feathered friends to a holiday feast by making a variety of bird treats!
• Fee for workshop: $2/family

11th Annual Holiday Stroll: Write a Letter to Santa!
Saturday, Nov. 29, 3-4:30 pm
As East Lyme’s Niantic Village celebrates the 11th Annual Niantic Main Street Holiday Stroll, children can stop by the museum and write a letter to Santa before he arrives on the Town Green in a shiny red fire truck at 5 pm. All the early evening’s festivities can be found online at

Birds of Connecticut Art Contest
Submit art until November 25
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. To help you get started, this link takes you to a list of birds found in Connecticut.

Snow Queen visits the Museum!Frozen Party! SOLD OUT! We're so excited!
Saturday, Dec. 20, 10am-Noon
Join our first ever Frozen Party! Have a blast with frozen demonstrations using liquid nitrogen. Make some fun crafts including your own marshmallow snowman, and sample everyone’s favorite frozen treat: ice cream!  Meet the beautiful Snow Queen, sing along to your favorite songs, and take a photo with our life-size snowman balloon!  You will even get your own special balloon to take home from April’s Balloon Creations

•Museum Admission, plus $4/child
• SPACE IS LIMITED - Must preregister: 860-691-1111

Snow Queen visits the Museum!Countdown to Noon! Save with advanced registration!
New Years Eve: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 9:30 am-4 pm
What's the ONLY New Year's event for children and families in southeastern Connecticut? Our annual Countdown to Noon! And this year, it's bigger than ever! Thanks to our event partner, East Lyme Parks & Recreation, the celebration is moving to East Lyme Community Center, 37 Society Rd., Niantic, CT. Museum will be closed today as all the fun has been moved just minutes away! Make 2015 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 activities continue until 4!
Many thanks to event sponsors: L+M Hospital and Dominion.
• Advanced registration: $5/member, $7/nonmember
• Day of event: $7/member, $9/nonmember

Science Saturdays
Saturdays through December, 10am-2pm
Join one of our educators on the museum floor and explore something new each week. (Exceptions: December 6 and 20)
• Free with admission thanks to a grant from the Charter Oak Community Grants.

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, Dec. 5, 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.

Complete listings and descriptions on calendars
November | December

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Tuesdays - Saturdays, 9:30-4:30
Sunday, Noon-4:30
Closed Mondays - except for school holidays
Closed New Year's Eve ~ Join us at East Lyme Community Center for Countdown to Noon!
(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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