The state of Connecticut is launching the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program. It offers FREE admission to kids at more than 90 museums across Connecticut during the 2021 summer months.
From July 1 to September 6, 2021, all Connecticut children age 18 and under with one accompanying adult will receive free admission to any of the participating museums, including historic house museums, historic sites, historical societies, art museums, children’s museums, science centers, special-interest museums, natural history museums, university museums, arboretums/botanical gardens, and zoos.
According to Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut Summer at the Museum is made possible through an investment from the federal COVID-19 recovery funding Connecticut is receiving from the American Rescue Plan Act. The program is administered by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts in partnership with Connecticut Humanities.
Below is a list of participating museums in Fairfield County:
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield
Bruce Museum, Greenwich
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, Danbury
Discovery Museum, Bridgeport
EverWonder Children’s Museum, Newtown
Fairfield Museum & History Center, Fairfield
Greenwich Historical Society, Cos Cob
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, Ridgefield
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk
Mather Homestead, Darien
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Norwalk
Shelton History Center, Shelton
Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk
Find a full list of all participating museums here!
Connecticut residents are encouraged to take advantage of the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program and share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #CTSummerMuseums.