CT Summer at the Museum is Back for 2023! - Stamford Moms

The Connecticut Office of the Arts is partnering with Connecticut Humanities again for the CT Summer at the Museum Initiative in 2023.

The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood, and Connecticut Humanities, will deliver these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act).

These grants are made available to Connecticut museums to facilitate free admission for all CT children aged 18 and under and one adult caregiver between July 1, 2023 and September 4, 2023.

Overview above from ct.gov

There are more than 120 museums participating. In Fairfield County, they include:

  • Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield
  • Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, Stamford
  • Boothe Memorial Park and Museum, Stratford
  • Bruce Museum, Greenwich
  • cARTie, Shelton
  • Connecticut Air & Space Center, Stratford
  • Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport
  • Danbury Museum, Danbury
  • Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury
  • Discovery Museum and Planetarium, Bridgeport
  • Earthplace, Westport
  • EverWonder Children’s Museum, Newtown
  • Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield
  • Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich
  • Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield
  • MoCA Westport, Westport
  • Norwalk Historical Society, Norwalk
  • Norwalk Seaport Association, Norwalk
  • Ridgefield Historical Society, Ridgefield
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk
  • Stratford Historical Society, Stratford
  • Stratford Veterans Museum, Stratford
  • The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Norwalk
  • The Mather Homestead, Darien
  • Weston History & Culture Center, Weston
  • Westport Museum for History & Culture, Westport
  • Wilton Historical Society, Wilton

Additional favorites for a day trip include:

  • Connecticut Science Center, Hartford
  • Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor
  • Lutz Children’s Museum, Manchester
  • New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks
  • Railroad Museum of New England, Thomaston
  • Connecticut River Museum, Essex
  • Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Essex
  • Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Stonington
  • Mystic Aquarium, Mystic
  • Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic
  • Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic
  • Niantic Children’s Museum, East Lyme
  • The Dinosaur Placeat Nature’s Arr Village, Oakdale

Click here for a full list of museums!

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