Museums in East Haven


Membership for Two or Household Membership to Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center (Up to 52% Off)

Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center

Waterford

Historical building perched on Mohawk River houses collection of locally-focused exhibits and artifacts

$30 $15

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$26 for Privateer's Bash on March 14 at Connecticut River Museum ($50 Value)

Connecticut River Museum

Connecticut River Museum

Museum housed in a refurbished 1878 steamboat warehouse plays host to a pirate-themed party commemorating the War of 1812’s privateers

$50 $26

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$39 for a One-Year Family Membership for Up to Six at Long Island Science Center ($75 Value)

Long Island Science Center

Riverhead

Admission for one year for up to six people, including family activities such as chicken hatchings, conservation, and dinosaur crafts

$75 $39

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Admission for Two or Four at Barnes Museum (40% Off)

The Barnes Museum

Southington

Home dating to 1836 presents a glimpse into Southington’s past with antique furniture and clothing, Civil War letters, and restored gardens

$10 $6

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$73 for Family Admission with 3D Movie Tickets to Connecticut Science Center ($93.80 Value)

Connecticut Science Center

Downtown

Access to more than 165 hands-on exhibits, live science demonstrations, and entrance to a 3D movie

$93.80 $73

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Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 46% Off)

The Mark Twain House and Museum

The Mark Twain House and Museum

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

$36 $20

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Admission for Two or Four to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Up to 60% Off)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Asylum Hill

Museum located in the home of the famed American author welcomes visitors with historic artifacts and furnishings

$20 $8

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One-Week Day Camp, Visit for Two or Four, or Family Membership to The Long Island Maritime Museum (Up to 61% Off)

Long Island Maritime Museum

West Sayville

Board a restored 1888 oyster sloop, investigate the history of wrecks and rescues, or explore a campus of vintage nautical buildings

$290 $179

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$15 for General Admission for Four at Lutz Children’s Museum ($28 Value)

Lutz Children's Museum

Manchester

Children of all ages can experience cultural, historical, and natural-science displays that offer interactive exhibits and programs

$28 $15

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Museum Visit or Membership to Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum‎

Cold Spring Harbor

Workshop, exhibits, and more than 6,000 artifacts trace Long Island’s whaling history

$12 $6

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The Shore Line Trolley Museum?founded in 1945?pays tribute to the bygone era of suburban trolleys. In its multisensory collection, the museum boasts nearly 100 vintage trolleys and exhibits chock-full of trolley-related artifacts including tokens, hat badges,and ticket punches.Throughout the year, the museum hosts seasonal events, from haunted trolley rides at Halloween to visits with Santa at Christmas.
17 River St.
East Haven,
CT
US
When the drilling of Leduc #1 turned out to be a game-changing discovery of crude oil, it surprised a whole lot of people and essentially put Alberta on the world's map. That was in 1947. Five decades later, Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre was created to showcase the site and its ingenuity, as well as Canada's oil industry. Here, science and discovery blend into one exciting experience stretched across 80 acres of exhibits, artifacts, and displays. Visitors can feast their eyes on award-winning films, get their hands dirty in an interactive lab, and even take a virtual ride in the world's largest drill bit, which is expected to replace family minivans in the near future. Additionally, tours with industry veterans provide insider facts, and stops to the gift shop ensure memories last long after visits end.
4450 Park Ave
Bridgeport,
CT
US
“Other communities looking to establish museums preserving their regional culture and history would do well to visit The Mattatuck Museum,” raves the New England Travels about the Connecticut treasure. The Museum’s educational programs, rotating exhibits, and permanent collections showcasing over 2,000 works of American art focus on preserving and sharing Connecticut’s cultural history. Members receive free admission and discounts on programs and events including readings of Shakespearian plays, walking tours of local neighborhoods, regular live jazz performances, and field trips to go bully Rhode Island, Connecticut’s diminutive neighbor.
144 W Main St
Waterbury,
CT
US
Something special happened in Connecticut during the early 20th century: artists began flocking to Miss Florence?s boardinghouse, creating a home for American impressionism in the village of Old Lyme. Today, visitors to the Florence Griswold Museum can explore the same house and grounds, learning about Connecticut's crucial role in American art while dreaming up masterpieces of their own. Size: an 11-acre museum campus with indoor art galleries, gardens, and historic buildings Crown Jewel: A National Historic Landmark, the Florence Griswold House once served as a boarding house to more than 200 American artists The Art: changing exhibitions of American art featured in the Krieble Gallery Eye Catcher: a landscape historian and volunteers have recreated Miss Florence's old-fashioned garden, which was the subject of many paintings Hands-On Activities: young guests can try "Can You Find Me?" cards to search for key paintings, as well as a scavenger hunt list of objects to look for inside the Florence Griswold House Don't Miss: Enter the dining room where famous guests such as Childe Hassam dined and left beautiful paintings right on the walls and door panels Pro Tips: well-behaved dogs are allowed outside, and artists can bring along their tools to paint the scenery Special Programs: art lectures, crafting events, seasonal festivals, and signature Make-a-Painting Sunday events
96 Lyme St.
Old Lyme,
CT
US
The Connecticut River spans 410 miles from the border of Canada to Long Island Sound. Inside the Connecticut River Museum, visitors can span that space through exhibits that tell the stories of the river and the people who have lived along it. Aerial photographs and a large mural depict the evolution of the river communities through time, and the On the Great River exhibit showcases the early history of the river through artifacts and works of art. A reproduction of David Bushnell?s Turtle allows visitors to get up close to the submarine, turn the propeller, and pump the ballast intake. A huge mural, cannonballs, and ship fragments recall the night in April 1814 when British forces traveled upriver and burned the privateer fleet in Essex. The river played a key role in the development of towns and cities in New England, providing everything as transportation routes to waterpower. Along with long term and special exhibits, the museum offers educational programs for adults and children as well as seasonal boat cruises up the River. Cruises travel along the lower river valley, labeled one of America?s last great places by the Nature Conservancy.
67 Main Street
Essex,
CT
US
The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center throws its visitors into the shark tank. And the tropical lagoon. And the salt marsh. As executive director Bryan DeLuca noted in the New York Times, the center (formerly Atlantis Marine World) is one of the most interactive aquariums in the area, which snagged it a place on Parents magazine's list of the 10 Best Aquariums for Kids. The Atlantis-themed aquarium’s educational exhibits combine myth with science as they bring guests face to gills with creatures such as eels, jellyfish, seals, and clownfish. In addition to its indoor and outdoor exhibits right on the banks of the Peconic River, the aquarium delights guests with aquatic adventures such as snorkeling or receiving a photo op and kiss from loveable sea lion Java, who still dreams of one day being turned into a beautiful princess.
431 E Main St
Riverhead,
NY
US
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