• Museum Hours: Tues.-Sat., 9:30am-4:30pm. Sun., 12-4:30. Closed Mondays.
    Early closures on: Sat., Dec. 9 at 3:30pm & Sun., Dec. 10 at 4pm. Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
    Closed New Year’s Eve. Open New Year’s Day from 12-4:30pm.
    Admission: Children (from age 1) & adults = $8 per person

Hours, Admission & Services

  • Operating Hours

    Museum Hours

    Last admission 30 minutes prior to closing:
    Tuesdays – Saturdays: 9:30 – 4:30
    Sundays: Noon – 4:30
    Closed Mondays.

    Special Holiday Hours
    Early closings:
    Nov. 22, closing at noon
    Sun., Dec. 24
    Mon., Dec. 25
    Sun., Dec. 31 (join us at Countdown to Noon!)

  • 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


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

Organized Groups of ten or more children = $5.50 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. We have selected items available from our Partners in Play and Main Street neighbors Niantic Toy Shop. 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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Early Closing due to Light Parade (December 10, 2017)12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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