• Summer Museum Hours: Monday-Thursday & Saturdays, 9:30am-4:30pm. Fridays, 9:30-8pm. Sundays, 12-4:30pm. Last admission a half hour before closing.

    Shutdown Week: Please note that the Museum will be closed for scheduled maintenance from August 26 – September 2.

    Admission: Children (from 12 months) & adults = $8 per person

Hours, Admission & Services

  • Operating Hours

    Museum Summer Hours

    Last admission 30 minutes prior to closing:
    Monday – Thursday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
    Friday: 9:30am – 8pm
    Saturday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
    Sundays: Noon – 4:30

    Shutdown Week
    The Museum is closed from Aug. 26 – Sept. 3 for maintenance.

  • Open During

    Museum is OPEN on the following Holidays:

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Presidents’ Day
    • Columbus Day
    • New Year’s Day (Opening at Noon)
  • Closed During

    Museum is CLOSED on the following Holidays:

    • Easter
    • Memorial Day
    • July 4
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day
    • New Year’s Eve – Join us for “Countdown to Noonat East Lyme Community Center!
    • Labor Day

Admission

Children (from age 1) and adults = $8 per person

Organized Groups of ten or more children = $6 per person (with advance reservation)
Members and children under 1 are free during our regular operating hours.
Questions? You can call us at 860-691-1111

*Become a member and enjoy special benefits and visit as often as you like during regular hours.

Visitor Services

  • Baby changing tables are available in both restrooms. A disposable diaper kit is available at the front desk.
  • Strollers are permitted in the Museum’s exhibit areas. Stroller parking is also available in the coat room and outside.
  • The coat room is to your right as you enter the museum.
  • First aid emergencies should be directed to staff members or the front desk.
  • Birthday Parties at the Children’s Museum are a blast! Have a great party your way by choosing a plan to fit your needs. We have a variety of options, visit our Parties page for more information. Make reservations online or by calling during museum hours: 860.691.1111
  • The Museum Store is located adjacent to the admissions desk in the lobby of the building. Also available, honey from our favorite beekeepers, Stonewall Apiary!
  • Extra clothing is available at the front desk should one of those oops moments occurs and you are in need!

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