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Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids

It’s time to explore! From July 1 to September 6, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program.

The program is part of Governor Lamont’s larger plan to use recovery funds to provide students and families with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From art and children’s museums and historical sites to zoos, aquariums, and science centers, here’s a list of properties participating in #CTSummerMuseums. Please make sure you check each museum for online advance ticketing and reservations, as they may be required.

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.

Your admission allows you to take unlimited trips down the historic Branford Electric Railway line on one or more historic streetcars with a knowledgeable trolley operator/guide on the day of your visit. It also gives you access to our outdoor trolley exhibit buildings, indoor exhibit room and the museum store.

General Admission:

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Seniors (62+): $8.00
  • Children (ages 2-15): 7.00
  • Children under the age of 2 – free

Special Discount Programs “available at the door only”:

  • $1 off for AAA members with current membership card. Valid for up to 4 individuals.
  • $1 off individual admission with Big-Y card.
  • Free admission for all Active Duty Military or Veterans (with military ID)
  • $1 off for all current K-12 and college educators (with school ID).
  • Check out the Trolley Museum Library Pass from your local participating public library for half-off (up to 6 individuals per group). Click here for our current list of libraries.
  • Free individual admission to current members of any tourist railroad or railway museum (must show current membership pass)
These discounts cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Group Admissions

We offer special rates for groups of 15 or more individuals by advance reservation. Call or email for details.