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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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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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Perfect For a Three Year Old

We took our three year old and he didn't want to leave he was having so much fun. We were on vacation in the area and this was a fun activity as a diversion from the beach. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We took our three year old and he didn't want to leave he was having so much fun. We were on vacation in the area and this was a fun activity as a diversion from the beach. We especially enjoyed the outside activities and the Mexican restaurant. This is definitely for the little ones. We spent 2 1/2 hours and... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

They have the same "play rooms" that they have had for years. We go only once a year when it is raining and need to get out of the house. For kids under 5, they get to run around. For over 5, too boring. Very expensive also. Better off going to the library kids room.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The kids love it - even though some of the exhibits need a bit of sprucing up. Not really a destination museum - but if you are in the area - live in the area, or tired of the beach, or it is raining - it is a good choice. I think the museum is best suited for alert infants... More 

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Denton, Texas
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

Address: 409 Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
Phone Number: 860-691-1111
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:30 am
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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