Discover East Lyme

Discover East Lyme

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Children's Museum

  • Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

    Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

    409 Main St.

    Niantic, CT 06357

    tel: (860) 691-1111



    The Childrenís Museum of Southeastern Connecticut: where discoveries are made & fun just happens! Itís a hands-on, interactive, educational experience for the children in your life. Become a sailor in the Imagination Station where you can steer your own fishing boat. Climb on a fire truck and race to a fire or shop for fruit and vegetables and prepare a meal in Africa or Japan in the Global Bazaar and Cafe. Explore our Discovery Room and observe our marvelous menagerie Ė Lady Waldorf, the bearded dragon, Mr. Rogers, the Russian tortoise, Hip and Hop, the Australian tree frogs, Loki the Leopard gecko and Cranky and Crusty, the land hermit crabs. Across the room our beehive buzzes with activity. Outside, visit the giant sand pit with kid-size excavation tools, play in the water space, make music with giant instruments, soar on the zip line, and get your footing on our kidís climbing wall. You canít miss the huge kid-designed tree house! Indoor and outdoor exhibits are designed to accommodate children of all abilities. Come to the Childrenís Museum of Southeastern Connecticut and have a ton of fun while building memories to last a lifetime.

    Summer Hours (mid-June to Labor Day):
    Mondays - Saturdays, 9:30 am - 5 pm
    Sundays, noon to 5 pm

    Winter Hours (Labor Day to mid-June):
    Tuesdays - Thursdays, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Fridays, 9:30 am - 6 pm
    Saturdays, 9:30 am - 5 pm
    Sunday, noon - 5 pm