Gawk at historic aircraft in an open-air hangar. Photo courtesy of the New England Air Museum
Gawk at historic aircraft in an open-air hangar. Photo courtesy of the New England Air 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—most of which are open (with COVID-19 safety policies in place) in 2021. Best of all, most of Connecticut's greatest museums and cultural attractions are free for little (and in some cases, all) kids. From the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield to the Wadsworth Antheneum in Hartford, there's something for every interest and age group. 

Museums were allowed to reopen in June with masking and social distancing rules. Timed tickets and reservations are the current norms. Still craving more? Check out our complete Connecticut museum guide, or venture out on winter day trip with kids.

Connecticut Museums Free For All Kids

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 1

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 2

 

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 3

Photo courtesy of New Britain Museum of American Art

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 5

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 6

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 12

Connecticut Museums Free For Kids under 18

 

Places featured in this article:


Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Weir Farm National Historic Site

Peabody Museum of Natural History

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

Yale University Art Gallery

New Britain Museum of American Art

Children's Museum of Southeastern CT

Mattatuck Museum and Arts Center

The Institute for Native American Studies

Eric Sloan Museum & Kent Iron Furnace

USS Nautilus Submarine Force Museum
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