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Address: 22 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-6528
Phone Number: +1 203-562-5437
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Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Interactive, innovative and inclusive museum with hands-on exhibits,...

Interactive, innovative and inclusive museum with hands-on exhibits, observation bee hive, the Great Green Room from Goodnight Moon, and a post office. Each of the 8 exhibits is inspired by the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, articulated by Harvard psychologist, Howard Gardner. This is a rich and resourceful, cutting edge educational theory, which recognizes the multiplicity of children's intelligences and honors the different ways children learn.

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Best place for kids 5 and under!

Where else can you go with little ones and actually encourage them to touch and explore the things around them? The multiple intelligences are the focus of this museum.Each room... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 10, 2016
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West Haven, Connecticut
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West Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Where else can you go with little ones and actually encourage them to touch and explore the things around them? The multiple intelligences are the focus of this museum.Each room is a treasure trove, especially, the Good Night Moon room!

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

the museum is really a nice gem for the city. a number of interactive and dramatic play areas including the bedroom scene from Goodnight Moon. Very cool exhibit of bees. Popular destination for preschool groups with limited availability during the week so be sure to check the schedule before you go

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

My kids love the place , a lot a fun they love new haven but the weather its not so good for my anymore

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Newington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great place for kids! Lots of hands on things for them to do. Love to take my childre, nieces and nephews there. Fun and rewarding time.

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Thank Jaylnn M
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Limited hours and It's very crowded on Saturdays. age ranges from little ones to older elementary kids. Some parents just let the kids run wild and my little ones didn't feel comfortable after awhile. Rooms get dirty quickly and I don't think there's enough time for staff to go around and pick up after each mess.

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New Haven CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a wonderful museum for children, and adults! Lots & lots of hands-on stuff to do. You could spend hours here, thoroughly investigating the items in each room.

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

A wonderful museum in New Haven but beware because their public hours are limited to Friday and Saturday from 12-5. There is a small snack room where you can take a break and have a snack that you brought from home, but no food is sold onsite. This a wonderful museum with many different themed rooms including a recreation of... More 

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Trumbull
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

My kids really enjoyed it. When we went they had lots of hands on stuff for them to do.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

Lots of hands on even for my 9 year old, she loves all of it

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

Details were a little skimpy and Wall Street was unmarked, but we trudged here with our toddler and it was worth it. Pricing was $22.50 for the 3 of us, babies under 1 are free but mine is just over. Cash or check only. Moderately clean but lovely array of toys for all ages. Life sized The Great Green Room... More 

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