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Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

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Address: 409 Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
Phone Number: 860-691-1111
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 am
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Discover hands-on, interactive exhibits: become a scientist in the...
Discover hands-on, interactive exhibits: become a scientist in the Discovery Lab and then a fish monger in the kid-size Seaside Village where you can also build your own boardwalk. Enter an Egyptian pyramid or prepare a meal in Mexico when touring the Global Village. Climb aboard an authentic 2-person submarine. See what’s new in the redesigned, active, and educational outdoor play space. Don’t miss the fun in the Science & Discovery Room. Open year round.
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My chifriend photo was taken at this small but delightful museum for children of all ages.Getting on the floor and playing blocks with my grandson is unforgettable. A place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2014
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Denton, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
43 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

great little museum, focused on the kids, probably why it is named the Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut. Glad I checked it out, would have been nice for the kids, but they are in Texas.

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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My chifriend photo was taken at this small but delightful museum for children of all ages.Getting on the floor and playing blocks with my grandson is unforgettable. A place to make memories. About 2 hours is enough for all. Go but take kids.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is nice if you have children or grandchildren! You'll be surprised at how much they have to offer! They have created unique play areas where children can pretend to be or do fun things while learning too. Perfect for a rainy day if the kids are driving you crazy from being housebound.

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Niantic
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have a grandparent membership and every time my granddaughters come to visit, they want to go the Children's Museum. They are 8 and 5 and never seem to tire of all the areas and activities, indoors and out. They have both participates in the week-long day programs offered In the summer and loved them!

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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215 reviews 215 reviews
124 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is not my favorite children's museum, but that does not mean it is not good. This is a small center where they pack a lot inside and out. I have had a membership for just about 7 years now. The kids love to go, so we go a few times a year. It is always clean and bright, although... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It didn't seem very learning oriented. The place was filled with outdated dirty toys... It was cheap- but not even worth it.

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ChildrensMuseumSECT, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, responded to this review

We are sorry that you and your children didn’t have a good experience at the Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut. The exhibits are decidedly non-high-tech and void of popular culture, but are specifically designed to encourage imagination and experiential learning. There is solid, sound educational theory behind each exhibit. Parents find that although their children engage in the exhibits by... More 

Niantic, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great for kids of all ages, many different areas of play,...from toddler to pre-teen. Programs and special classes kids can sign up for are all hands on and fun. Areas with clay, painting, blocks, inside and outside.

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Niantic, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My kids love this museum. Its small but with lots of fun activities and extras and worth the reasonable admission fee, I think $7. They have science sessions for the summer or you can use their beach pass to go across the street for some beach time

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Tokyo
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

For ages 3 - 7 it is the best. After that it may not keep them occupied. Depends on the child. They have such fun things for everyone to enjoy. Outside has fun water stuff

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Venice, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We took our 3 year old grandson here and he loved it. We spent about two hours and could have stayed longer but we had to move on. It is fairly small and I think it is geared more towards younger kids, maybe less than ten. They pack a large amount of activities into the space. I think it is... More 

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