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Meigs Point Nature Center

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1288 Boston Post Rd, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT 06443-3444
+1 203-245-8743
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Spent about an hour learning about animals and nature

We spent an hour inside of this free nature center. The kids loved the touch tank and seeing the... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
Ruth M
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Perfect little gem

Way bigger and nicer inside than one would imagine! The exhibits were engaging and well maintained... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Liv N
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Meigs Point Nature Center is an exciting and vital environmental learning center open to all ages at Hammonasset Beach State Park. The Nature Center is host to a variety of native animals, including: turtles, snakes, amphibians, crabs and fish. Most of the animals at the Nature Center cannot be released because of previous previous injuries or for other reasons, but are well cared for.
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1288 Boston Post Rd, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT 06443-3444
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+1 203-245-8743
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We spent an hour inside of this free nature center. The kids loved the touch tank and seeing the animals. We then took a trail behind the nature center and loved every minute of it. The skeat was cool and the osprey a blast. I...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Way bigger and nicer inside than one would imagine! The exhibits were engaging and well maintained. Spent a great half hour inside.

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

It’s a tiny place but enough to Do especially for kids . I found it a fun enjoyable and fun place. Walk around the grounds too. Check out the interesting sculptures out in the garden. Volunteers are inside and are very knowledgeable

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Hammonassett is a wonderful state park and Meig's point is great to learn more about the area before exploring on your own. Solo or with friends /family, you'll enjoy this place.

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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

My kids love learning about nature not only from exhibits but from knowledgeable volunteers that know the questions and make facts interesting for the kids. We go in every time it's open but go to the website the Nature Center has different hours for the...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Meigs Point is a fantastic learning center. People who work here are fascinating and are eager to share their knowledge of the areas natural habitats

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Very nice and informative fun for the kiddies, lots of trails near the nature center . You can also view seals in the wild in September and October.

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

This would be a must visit if your at Hammonasset State park. This is probably the only thing that the State of CT. did right for you 22 dollar fee to get in to the overcrowded beach area.

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This place has a great little selection of reptiles, birds and fish, its small compared to an aquarium or zoo, but for a state park nature center it's top shelf. Touch pool where the kids can touch and play with a hermit crab, horseshoe crab...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

When visiting Hammonassett State Park and Beaches, stop into Meigs Point Nature Center. It's a great building and popular with school groups during the year and for visitors heading to the area beach.

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