Museums in Farmington


$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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Admission for Four to Timexpo: The Timex Museum (Up to $24 Value)

Timexpo: The Timex Museum

Timexpo: The Timex Museum

Explore all the ways Timex revolutionized timekeeping and the local area by participating in interactive and educational exhibits

$24 $10

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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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$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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Visit for Two or Four to the New England Air Museum (Up to 40% Off)

New England Air Museum

Bradley International Airport

Visitors peruse a collection of more than 80 military and civilian aircrafts, including a B-29 Superfortress

$24 $16

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Admission or Class at Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

Windsor

Museum follows the evolution of electronic communication from early radio and telegraph to modern television and computers

$14 $7

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Visit for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 (Up to 60% Off)

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

40,000-sq.-ft. basketball haven houses shrines to more than 300 Hall of Famers, 70+ interactive exhibits, and a full-size court for practice

$44 $20

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Visit for Adults and Children to Four Springfield Museums (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Springfield Museums

Springfield Museums

One ticket gets you admission into four museums, including art, history, and science museums

$36 $20

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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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One-Year Family, Individual, or Grandparent Membership Mystic Seaport (Up to 30% Off)

Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea

Mystic Seaport

Relive the nautical history of early Americans in a quaint, 19th-century seafaring village museum with historic vessels and shipyard

$120 $84

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Family Membership or Visit for Two Adults to the The Mashantucket Pequot Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum

One of the world’s largest museums that celebrates Native American history, art, and culture; walk-through dioramas and live performances

$75 $35

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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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Nestled in the charming and historic suburb of Farmington, the Hill-Stead Museum hosts a mixed-medium menagerie amidst a sprawling, 152-acre Colonial Revival estate. Hill-Stead's dynamic collection includes French Impressionist works by Monet and Degas, as well as notable works by Manet, Cassatt, and Whistler, as well as a bounty of prints, photographs, ceramics, furniture, and archival documents. Along with unlimited complimentary admission to the museum, members enjoy reduced admission to museum programs, a 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases, and a one-on-one painting lesson with the cheery spirit of museum founder Alfred Atmore Pope. Join other new members on Wednesday, June 8, for the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, where poet Tony Hoagland will pluck audience heartstrings with poignantly funny stanzas about life and heartache.
35 Mountain Rd
Farmington,
CT
US
Southington's past is perfectly preserved within the restored home of Bradley and Leila Barnes?known today as the Barnes Museum?, where guests can peruse 17 rooms filled with antique furniture and personal belongings dating back to 1836. There, guests may feel they've stepped back in time, whether they're admiring the lace dresses, top hats, and other fashions of the times, or perusing Captain Andrew Upson's Civil War letters to find examples of old-timey emoticons. Even the plants surrounding the house have became a historical collection of sorts. A local Eagle Scout recently recreated the house's gardens as they were in 1922, guided by an article published in Country Homes magazine.
85 North Main Street
Southington,
CT
US
Founded in 1903, New Britain Museum of American Art was designated the first museum in the country to be dedicated exclusively to American artwork. Upon its founding, wealthy industrialist John Butler Talcott endowed the museum with a hefty sum of gold bonds and bottled phoenix tears with which to purchase modern oil paintings. The collection blossomed to include other artistic media over time, and it now consists of more than 10,000 works spanning more than three centuries of American creative endeavor. The museum's permanent collections showcase works by noted American artists ranging from Norman Rockwell to John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt to Georgia O'Keeffe. Along with rotating exhibitions and borrowed collections, the museum showcases work by emerging artists.
56 Lexington St
New Britain,
CT
US
With three floors of interactive exhibits, Imagine Nation keeps tykes aged 2?8 and their parents engaged for hours of synapse-firing fun. Kids can create their first masterpiece in the art studio, or visit the ESPN center, where they can pretend to be sportscasters as they sit behind the desk of a model TV set, replete with real equipment from the Worldwide Leader in Sports. The museum also boasts a health exhibit in which children can don hospital attire and explore a model newborn nursery and an operation table, ideal for parents trying to nudge their child toward a career as a hypochondriac. After whippersnapper's minds have been blown learning about the cosmos at the space exhibit, they can unwind with drinks and snacks at the old-fashioned soda fountain, which winds the clock back to the 1940s with the help of a player piano.
One Pleasant St.
Bristol,
CT
US
Once, antique wooden carousels dominated parks around the country, delighting kids and adults with jaunty music and exquisite craftsmanship. Today, the experts at the New England Carousel Museum preserve those bygone playtimes for future generations, acquiring and restoring old-fashioned carousels and carousel memorabilia to educate the public on these vintage treasures. In addition to its restoration and exhibition work, the museum also houses an art gallery hosts educational programs for families that can include visits from collectors of other pieces of Americana such as quilts and dolls.
95 Riverside Ave
Bristol,
CT
US
Samuel Clemens lived a life so full that it encompassed two names. He was a riverboat pilot, a silver prospector, and a newspaperman?and it was in this last trade that he first used the name under which he would author some of America's greatest fiction: Mark Twain. In works such as Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court? Twain cast a wry spotlight on the political and industrial changes of the 19th century, from westward expansion to the end of slavery to the birth of ground-breaking technology such as the mustache comb. In much the same way, the very space where Twain wrote?the Hartford home where his family lived from 1874 to 1891?illuminates the times as well as the personal life of the man behind the letters. These days, that home is a National Historic Landmark that serves as half of The Mark Twain House and Museum. Comprised of 25 rooms, including a glass conservatory and grand library, it has been open to the public since its 100th anniversary in 1974. Inside, visitors explore not only the billiard room where Twain penned novels such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but also nearly 16,000 Twain-related artifacts, such as his last pair of spectacles and photos of his daughters putting on plays. Even more objects and information fill the nearby LEED-certified museum, where rotating exhibits focus on subjects such as the Twain family's servants.
65 Forest St
Hartford,
CT
US
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