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Address: 1 Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT 06010
Phone Number: http://www.imaginenation.org/
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Great for young kids

I brought my 2 year old son for a mommy and me day. We had a lot of fun. Many different areas to explore with building, pretend play, cultural learning, science, water play... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought my 2 year old son for a mommy and me day. We had a lot of fun. Many different areas to explore with building, pretend play, cultural learning, science, water play, animals (aquarium type...snakes, rabbit, etc), art, space. He loved the drums in the cultural room and the farm/kitchen play. I could see him enjoying something different each... More 

Thank jnip164
Stamford, Connecticut
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114 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited the imagine nation children's museum and we fell in love with it. It is an amazing children's museum with many hands on exhibits and activities for the whole family to enjoy. I just wish that they'd add a dinosaur exhibit because my son is completely in love with dinosaurs and kept asking if they had any.

Thank Kelley426
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

The place is small but we'll organized seems to be for smaller children. The day I went they were making popcorn which triggered the fire alarm and outside we all went. The activities are short and don't grab attention to older kids above let's say 10. I think I have to opt to look for a more age correct place... More 

Thank elizolivo
St. Petersburg, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great place for young and young-at-heart to have a fun time together. I will also say that I am a bit bias as my sister works here. Her imagination comes thru every exhibit they have.

Thank Caroline T
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

The area surrounding the museum is a bit on the unsavory side until you drive 5 minutes away and there's a beautiful lake. The museum is on the corner of two one way streets and parking was not easily marked. Parking lot is not on Pleasant Street. I can't remember the name of the other one way street, but parking... More 

1 Thank Cassandra M
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

For younger children ages 1-10. Lots of creative activities located on 3 separate floors that will keep your child engaged for hours. Great place for birthdays, they provide a special room and all you need to bring is the cake and food. Parking can be limited but you can also park on the street. There is a place to order... More 

1 Thank Jennifer O
Bristol, Connecticut
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good place for hands-on experience for kids. Quite educational. Small admission and lots of fun for little ones.

Thank Mike B
Bristol, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

What a great place, lot of interactive things to do, such as Sports Center broadcast, they have live animals and an Ice Cream Fountain. Lots to see an do.

Thank Jason F
Portland, Connecticut, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Imagine Nation is a great place for kids! Loads of hands on activities: get in a child-size bubble, play different types of drums and instruments, build, play with water, climb, art center, dress up, puzzles, just to name a few! The facility is very open for families with strollers or children with physical disabilities. You can also end the day... More 

1 Thank Carla M
Bristol, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Have gotten a pass the past 2 years and my daughter loves the place. Have not been there since they remodeled but is a fun place for the little ones

Thank Eric M

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