Dont miss this museum, even if you have to go out of your way to see it. The collection, history of the museum, architecture, and historybof the original building arecworth the visit. I am nt a big museum person - I'm always in and out of mseums faster than anyone I travel with - but am a repeat viitor and iccassiol member f this one. Enjoy the museum and the wonderful Walnut Hill Park.
The cafe at the museum is pretty good but go early. I have been there a couple times when they have sold out of many things on the small menu. There are better options for food in terms of quality, price, and variety elsewhere.
Museum is free on Saturday mornings. You can also get a free pass from the local library. Check it out in the choldren's section with a library card from a CT town.