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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
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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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Kiddos Love Fun

Nice interactive staff. Go for a rainy day at the beach. It is a little expensive but if you are looking to get out of the rain on your vacation, it might be worth the price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Sunflower53092
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Waterford, CT
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Waterford, CT
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Nice interactive staff. Go for a rainy day at the beach. It is a little expensive but if you are looking to get out of the rain on your vacation, it might be worth the price.

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Connecticut
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173 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to see how many exhibits and activities were available for the kids even though it's a relatively small children's museum. There's even an outdoor area where kids can play. We stayed a lot longer than we anticipated because our preschooler would find something else to play with. Some of the favorite activities were the organ, magnets,... More 

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Thank BiniTravels
Far Rockaway, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It was Excellent, BUT why do they have to charge adults if we are just watching the kids?? Review from my kids: It was fun. I liked that they had an outdoor area, treehouse, zip line (that kept getting stuck, but still worked), water table with floating toys and legos. Inside: They had a section that was devoted to different... More 

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Calverton, New York
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Took a one year old and there was plenty to do. He enjoyed himself and staff friendly too. Good location.

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Thank Paul S
CT
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46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My grandsons (ages 6 and 4) spent a lot of time in the room to the right (more scientifically oriented) ... eventually tables were set up with additional activities. When we were leaving for lunch, we discovered the outside area and returned for an afternoon of fun ... zip line, rock wall, bubbles, and suds yard. My one negative is... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This museum is geared perfectly for its target age group of about two years to six years with lots of areas for exploration and playing pretend.

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JCReagan, Social Media Manager at Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing! We are excited about an update coming soon that is will inspire even more imaginative play. Come back and visit, soon! More 

Pennsylvania
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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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JCReagan, Social Media Manager at Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, responded to this review

So glad you and your 3 year old had a good visit! Hope you come and see us again :) More 

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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57 reviews
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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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211 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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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