Free Admission for Kids at Connecticut Museums and Attractions

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

Who loves a free museum day? We do! Connecticut may be one of the smallest states, but we take our education and history seriously. There are museums of all types, from history, to art, to science. Even better, most of Connecticut's greatest museums offer families free admission for some, if not all, of their kids. 

Currently, many museums request you pre-buy your timed tickets. Looking for more information? Check out our complete Connecticut museum guide which offers many first-hand visits by staff, and our list of Connecticut museums with sensory-friendly hours.

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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

Multi-age classes and hands-on experiences are just 2 of the kid-friendly offerings at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Photo courtesy of the museum

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
The WoodenBoat Show
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea - 9:00 AM Pick
Robin Hood's Faire 2022
Harwinton Fairgrounds - 10:30 AM Pick
Marine Life Encounter Cruise
Maritime Aquarium - 1:15 PM Pick
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