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Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

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Address: 409 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3103
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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Good museum for small children

My daughter is 8 and she still loves going here. It is a bit young for her. Children aged 0-5 would truly get the most out of this museum. Its a very nice addition to Niantic. And... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Meghann G
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter is 8 and she still loves going here. It is a bit young for her. Children aged 0-5 would truly get the most out of this museum. Its a very nice addition to Niantic. And definitely good if you get a rainy day and cannot go to the beach.

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Thank Meghann G
Niantic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Coming back to this lovely little museum after an absence, I found it had been beautifully transformed by rearranging space and changing presentations to be even more charming. Both indoor and outdoor areas are more attractive and interesting. It's a hit with younger kids and it's a comfortable and safe environment that puts adults' minds at ease.

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Thank Michele S
east coast
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58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place when we need to get out of the house. Simple museum with lots to explore for the kids. Great location wth lots of stuff to do nearby for a great day out.

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Thank climberchica
new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It is a wonderful tiny museum with lots of activities for 2-8 crowd for a rainy day. It is an indoor playground of sorts with various stations to play, build, roleplay, learn.

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Thank ksu-ny
Waterford, CT
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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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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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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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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 

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