• 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


Leap into a year full of fun, excitement, and new adventures!

Become a Member or renew your membership online!

Buy a membership for your family, or give as a GIFT that keeps giving all year long. Membership gift certificates are available and do not activate until redeemed. Makes a perfect baby shower gift!

Member Benefits

  • 10% discount on merchandise in the Museum gift shop; special 25% discount for Supporting Members
  • 4 free passes for your guests; 6 passes for Supporting Members
  • Discounts on Birthday Party Packages
  • A reduced price on special programs and activities
  • Participation in members-only events
  • Membership fees are tax deductible as allowed by law

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Membership Levels & Registration

You can now register for a Children's Museum Membership online! You can review the membership options below. If you have any questions please contact us!

ACM Reciprocal Membership

Fee: $135

CMSECT is part of the Association of Children’s Museum’s reciprocal network. Your ACM Reciprocal Membership purchased through CMSECT allows you to enjoy all the privileges of our membership, PLUS 50% discount admission for up to six (6) people at participating museums. Families must present a valid Membership Card with ACM Reciprocal Program benefits (indicated by the program logo) to receive the discounted admission at museums participating in the ACM Reciprocal Program Network. To locate participating museums, follow this link: Participating Museums.

NEW! ACM PLUS Reciprocal Membership: $160
Enjoy all the benefits of the reciprocal membership, PLUS 2 free guests every time you visit our museum!

Family Membership

Fee: $85

Build lasting family memories for 2 designated adults and all children living in the household.

NEW! Family PLUS Membership: $135
All the advantages of our family membership, PLUS 4 free guests every time you visit our museum!

Grandparent Membership

Fee: $70

Grandparents (2 designated) enjoy special savings on this membership! Grandchildren admitted free. At least one (1) grandparent must be present.

NEW! Grandparents PLUS Membership: $110
PLUS 4 free guests every time you visit our museum!

Military Membership

Fee: Per Military Rank

Members of the Military receive special rates on membership. Call for details & scaled pricing: 860-691-1111.

Supporting Membership

Fee: $200

Includes membership for 6 people. $140 of the fee is tax deductible. Your name is listed in our Annual Report.

Angel Fund

Fee: $50

Support the Museum and encourage a child to learn. Purchase a 6 month gift membership for a family with limited resources. Click here to make a donation!

Angel Scholarship

Fee: Scaled To Need

Through the help of local individuals and organizations, financial assistance is available for both membership and programs. Please ask at the front desk for an application.

Nanny Option

Fee: Additional $20 To Membership

Add your babysitter, au pair or nanny for an additional $20. Nanny will receive his/her own membership card, may bring your children throughout the length of your membership, and receives all the membership benefits that you do. Limit one nanny per membership. There is a $10 fee for changing nannies before your membership expires. Note: Nanny must be at least 18 years of age and may only bring your children to the Museum.

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Our goal is to provide unique and dynamic experiences that can enrich the lives of children and families. To that end we continue to work to make the museum a better and more exciting experience for our families, school groups, and program participants.

We know you have lots of choices of whom to support, but we hope you will choose to make a difference in the lives of the children of Southeastern Connecticut.  The 35,000 children who visit the museum each year or experience our programming onsite or through our partnership with the schools, deserve the very best that we can offer, and you are our key to that success.

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