Photo by Sassy Mouth Photography courtesy of Kidcity Children's Museum
Photo by Sassy Mouth Photography courtesy of Kidcity Children's Museum

Free Admission for Kids at Connecticut Museums and Attractions

Connecticut may be small, but it boasts hundreds of art museums, historical homesteads, science museums, children’s museums, and cultural centers across the state. If you want to take advantage of everything the Nutmeg State has to offer but don’t love the price tag that comes along with it, then you'll love the fact that so many of Connecticut's greatest museums and cultural attractions are free for little (and in some cases, all) kids. From the Bruce Museum in Greenwich to the Wadsworth Antheneum in Hartford, there's something for every interest and age group. 

Still craving more? Check out our complete Connecticut museum guide. And to make a low-cost family day of it, check out our complete guide to free fun across the state.

Connecticut Museums Free For All Kids

Photo courtesy of Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 1

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 2

Open Cockpit Day at New England Air Museum. Photo courtesy of the museum

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 3

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 5

Photo courtesy of Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 6

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 12

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 18

 


Stepping Stones Museum for Children
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Bellarmine Museum of Art
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Weir Farm National Historic Site
735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897

Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
409 Main Street,
Niantic, CT 06357

Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams Street
New London, CT 06320

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
600 Main Street, CT

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
1 Royce Circle
Mansfield, CT 06268

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
New Have, CT 06511

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052

Kidcity Children's Museum
119 Washingon Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Children's Museum of Southeastern CT
409 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06367

Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Lutz Children's Museum
247 South Main Street
Manchester, CT

The Children's Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive, Gengras Planetarium
West Hartford, , CT 06119-1437

Mattatuck Museum and Arts Center
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Rd Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT 06096

The Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

The Institute for Native American Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 060793

Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

The Discovery Museum
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT

New England Carousel Museum
95 Riverside Avenue, Rt. 72 W
Bristol, CT

Eric Sloan Museum & Kent Iron Furnace
31 Kent Cornwall Road
Kent, CT 06757

USS Nautilus Submarine Force Museum
One Crystal Lake Rd
Groton, CT

Barker Cartoon Museum
1188 highland Avenue B
Cheshire, CT 06410