10 Children's Museums to Visit in Connecticut! - Stamford Moms

Did you know that there are several children’s museums in Connecticut? A long weekend or school break is the perfect time to explore one or two of them for a change of scenery and new activities! Scroll down for a list of fun ones to check out… and the driving distance from Stamford!

Stepping Stones Museum

Stepping Stones Museum
303 West Avenue, Norwalk
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visit the dinosaur exhibit, Energy Lab, Lights On, Toddler Area & Multimedia Gallery… plus special events!
Approx. 18 min. from Stamford

Sacred Heart University Discovery Science Center
4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport
Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mondays, Members Only
Wednesdays, free for Bridgeport residents with ID
Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visit the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium, Science in Motion, STEAM Gallery, Sensational Senses, bring a stuffed animal to Teddy Bear Triage… and more!
Approx. 30 min. from Stamford

PEZ Visitor Center
35 Prindle Hill Road, Orange
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Take a self-guided tour to see and experience the PEZ brand in person. Over 4,000 square feet dedicated to all things PEZ!
Approx. 45 min. from Stamford

EverWonder Children’s Museum
31 Pecks Lane, Newtown
Closed Monday
Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Weekends, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Reservations recommended! Book here!
Hands-on exhibits and programming to spark imagination in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Approx. 50 min. from Stamford

Kidcity Children’s Museum
119 Washington Street, Middletown
Open daily, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Reservations required! Book here!
Exhibits include a Fishery, Space Age Roadtrip, pint-sized medieval village called Middleshire, the littlest visitors can play in the Toddler Sea Caves and more!
Approx. 1 hour 15 min. from Stamford

Niantic Children’s Museum
409 Main Street, Niantic
(Open February 20, 2023)
Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Visit the Imagination Room, Discovery Room and Outdoor Playscape!
Approx. 1 hour 25 min. from Stamford

Lutz Children’s Museum
247 South Main Street, Manchester
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – noon
Tuesday – Friday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: noon – 4 p.m.
Reservations required! Book here!
Most exhibits and activities are designed for children aged 2 – 10!
Approx. 1 hour 30 min. from Stamford

The Children’s Museum
180 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford
(Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. February 20 & 21, 2023)
Usually closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visit the Wildlife Sanctuary, Dinosaurs, Elementree Forest and more!
Approx. 1 hour 30 min. from Stamford

Mystic Seaport Children’s Museum

New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks
(Open Monday, February 20, 2023)
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
See the exhibits, experience the simulators and more!
Approx. 1 hour 40 min.

Mystic Seaport Museum Children’s Museum
75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic
Visitors through age 7 can engage activities like swabbing the deck, moving cargo, cooking in the galley, dressing in sailors’ garb, and trying out sailors’ bunks, play in the toy and game area and more!
Approx. 1 hour 40 min. from Stamford


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