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The Connecticut Science Center has reopened and is offering free museum entry to children accompanied by an adult. “We believe the best way to get children re-engaged and energized is through hands-on activities that not only expand their minds and imaginations, but also inspire and empower them to embrace their role in their communities and the world,” Matt Fleury, president and CEO of the Connecticut Science Center, said. “The Connecticut Summer at the Museum program allows us to reach even more Connecticut youth at a time when it’s needed most. We’re thrilled to be partnering with the State of Connecticut on this exciting initiative.”

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.