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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
Today
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
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 photo was taken here!

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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
117 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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East Haddam, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My kids love this museum, especially the outdoor play area because it has a hipline, climbing wall, and treehouse. I took my 8 year old there for his birthday and the woman at the desk overcharged me and was exceptionally rude to me over the phone. There were no smiles for the arriving birthday guests or anything. I don't think... More 

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

The Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut is happy to hear that you've had good experiences at the Museum in the past, but we are sorry you were disappointed with your son's birthday party. The experience you received is highly unusual for our staff, who are known to be warm, caring, and exceptionally kind people. All have been known to go... More 

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