Museums in Plainville, CT


KidsPlay Children's Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 48% Off)

KidsPlay Children's Museum

Torrington

Museum’s hands-on activities include pretend grocery store, and enclosing yourself in a giant bubble

$10 $5.50

$22.99 for Admission for Two to The Museum of Sex, Valid Monday–Friday (Through August 31)

Museum of Sex

Flatiron

Interactive exhibits and more than 15,000 sex-related artifacts explore the truths and enduring mysteries of human (and animal) sexuality

$37 $22.99

Visit for Two or Four to the New England Air Museum (Up to 38% Off)

New England Air Museum

Near Bradley International Airport

Visitors peruse a collection of more than 100 aircraft

$25 $18

Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 54% Off)

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Asylum Hill

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

$38 $18

Colonial Living Museum Visit for Two or Four, or Family Membership to Historic Deerfield (Up to 57% Off)

Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield

Take a trip into the past, strolling through a mile-long colonial village complete with homes built as early as 1730.

$28 $14

Admission for Two or Four or Family Admission for One Year to New Haven Museum (Up to 62% Off)

New Haven Museum

Downtown

See Eli Whitney’s cotton gin, John Quincy Adams’s letter to the Amistad captives, and other artifacts that cover 1638 to the present

$65 $27

Admission for Two or Four at Barnes Museum (50% Off)

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 $5

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

Admission for Two or Four to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Up to 50% Off)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Asylum Hill

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

$28 $14

MATT by Night Event for Two, or Museum Visit for Two Adults at Mattatuck Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Mattatuck Museum

Waterbury

Cultural history comes alive through exhibitions and programs; after-hours event features food, a bar, live music, and artistic activities

$30 $16

Haunted Isle Trolley Ride for Two or Four at The Shore Line Trolley Museum (50% Off)

The Shore Line Trolley Museum

East Shore

Brave souls board a trolley and depart at the start of a wooded trail, where spooky surprises await around every twist and turn

$24 $12

SUP, Kayak, Canoe, or Tandem Kayak Rental at Connecticut River Museum (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available

Connecticut River Museum

Essex

Kayak, paddleboard, or canoe Essex Harbor, near museum housed in a refurbished 1878 steamboat hosts a 26-foot model-train layout

$30 $19

Flamig Farm Petting Zoo for Four (Through November 15)

Flamig Farm

Flamig Farm

Feed and pet goats, pigs, emus, alpacas, sheep, horses, and other animals at this educational agri-tainment complex

$24 $12

$10 for a Ticket to Any Tour from Ghosts of New Haven ($25 value)

Ghosts of New Haven

Downtown

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal with historical facts

$25 $10

The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center Visit for Two, Four or Six with Optional Train Rides (Up to 54% Off)

The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

More than 200 animals inhabit this nonprofit zoo, including alligators, western bobcats, and Vietnamese potbellied pigs

$18 $10

Wine Tasting with Cheese Plate and Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Arrigoni Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Arrigoni Winery

Portland

Visitors sample five of this vineyard’s wines before enjoying a cheese plate—and more wine—on a scenic patio or in the pavilion

$56 $25

$24 for a Whale-Watching Cruise from Cape Ann Whale Watch (Up to $48 Value)

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115 ft. boat, Hurricane II; valid all season long

$48 $24

Whale-Watching Excursion for One or Two from Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch (Up to 48% Off)

Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

$48 $25

Winery Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses and Complimentary Tastings (Up to 58% Off)

Southern Connecticut Wine Co.

Wallingford

Learn about the winemaking process and sample a variety of wines

$60 $25

Scenic Cape Cod Tour for Two or Four from Cape Cod Central Railroad (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Cape Cod Central Railroad

Hyannis Depot

Hop aboard a tourist train to take in views of woodlands, bogs, and the Cape Cod Canal outside the gently rocking cars

$44 $27

Brewery Tour with Beer Flights and Glasses for Two or Four at Broad Brook Brewing Company (Up to 55% Off)

Broad Brook Brewing Company

Robertson

Groups of two or four tour brewery with 15-barrel system and sample classic as well as seasonal brews

$22 $11

Scenic Gondola Ride for Two or Four at Killington Resort (Up to 45% Off)

Killington Resort

Killington Vermont

Relax during a gondala ride to the top of 4,241-foot Killington Peak, where passengers take in breathtaking views

$50 $29

Adult or Childrens' Ticket to The Tour (Up to 29% Off)

The Tour

Times Square

See Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and many other landmarks during a single 90-minute ride in a motor coach with floor-to-ceiling windows

$45 $32

$52 for an Interactive Entertainment Experience on "The Ride" ($74 Value)

The Ride

New York

State-of-the-art motor coach with stadium seating and large windows lets visitors interact with street performers on 4.2-mile Midtown tour

$74 $52

Explore the Stars Astronomy Tour for Two Adults or Children at Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 72% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Lebanon

High-powered laser pointer and large telescope showcase planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy tour

$130 $36

Brewery Tour, Tasting, and Pint Glasses for One or Two People at Black Pond Brews (50% Off)

Black Pond Brews

Danielson

With beers that have been infused with jalapenos or inspired by Revolutionary War heroes, you’re guaranteed to try something new here

$20 $10

Go Boston Card All-Inclusive 2-Day Pass includes admission to 50+ attractions for 2 days. Pay Nothing at The Gate.

Go City Card

Online Deal

Card grants free admission to 51 Boston museums, tours & attractions. Save up to 55% off combined gate prices if purchased separately

$55 $49.50

Wine Class with Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Haight-Brown Vineyard (Up to 54% Off)

Haight-Brown Vineyard

Haight-Brown Vineyards

Wine tasting matches gourmet chocolates with globally sourced cheese, and includes a keepsake glass

$70 $35

One, Two, or Four Seasonal Excursion Tickets to Saratoga & North Creek Railway (Up to 46% Off)

Saratoga & North Creek Railway

Saratoga Springs

Historic, scenic train offering spectacular views of the Adirondacks and Hudson River

$70 $42

Meteor Shower/Milky Way Boat Cruise for Two or Four from MeteorCruise2.com (Up to 71% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Multiple Locations

Aboard a large boat, enjoy a laser-guided astronomy tour of the constellations, nebulae, and planets, while meteors streak through the sky

$300 $94

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  • Barnes Museum
    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.
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    Southington, CT US
    +18606285426
  • New Britain Museum of American Art
    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.
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    New Britain, CT US
    +18602290257
  • New Britain Industrial Museum
    Looking for a unique art museum? Head on over to New Britain Industrial Museum in New Britain and browse through a wide variety of art pieces. Head on over to the in-house restaurant for a delectable meal. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this museum has kid-friendly policy. Drive to New Britain Industrial Museum and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
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    New Britain, CT US
    +18608328654
  • Imagine Nation
    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.
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    Bristol, CT US
    +18603141400
  • The New England Carousel Museum
    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.
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    Bristol, CT US
    +18605855411
  • Stonington's Old Lighthouse Museum
    It's about time you saw the fascinating museum at Stonington's Lighthouse Museum Stonington. Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this museum is sure to dish out something delicious. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this museum. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Stonington, CT US
    +18605351440

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