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Connecticut Children's Museum

22 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-6528
+1 203-562-5437
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Should be open during the week

Nice, small museum with a focus on children-led play. Rooms had materials to create and explore... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
kthomasva
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Norfolk, Virginia
Best place in Connecticut

This is the best place to go with your young children in the new haven area. If you can make it... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Sean M
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Interactive, innovative and inclusive museum with hands-on exhibits, observation bee hive, the Great Green Room from Goodnight Moon, and a post office. Each of the 8 exhibits is inspired by the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, articulated by Harvard psychologist, Howard Gardner. This is a rich and resourceful, cutting edge educational theory, which recognizes the multiplicity of children's intelligences and honors the different ways children learn.
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5 Mar 2017
“Should be open during the week”
22 Dec 2016
“Best place in Connecticut ”
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22 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-6528
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Nice, small museum with a focus on children-led play. Rooms had materials to create and explore with a minimalist feel. FYI - the phone booth downstairs is real and rings - people in the Good Night Moon room can call it!! This fascinated my granddaughter...More

1  Thank kthomasva
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to go with your young children in the new haven area. If you can make it for story time on the weekend you are in for a treat. The rooms are organized around a multiple intelligence theory of child development...More

1  Thank Sean M
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Where else can you go with little ones and actually encourage them to touch and explore the things around them? The multiple intelligences are the focus of this museum.Each room is a treasure trove, especially, the Good Night Moon room!

Thank pwrigley
Reviewed 9 June 2016

the museum is really a nice gem for the city. a number of interactive and dramatic play areas including the bedroom scene from Goodnight Moon. Very cool exhibit of bees. Popular destination for preschool groups with limited availability during the week so be sure to...More

Thank 12kayj
Reviewed 16 September 2015

My kids love the place , a lot a fun they love new haven but the weather its not so good for my anymore

Thank elizabetha r
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great place for kids! Lots of hands on things for them to do. Love to take my childre, nieces and nephews there. Fun and rewarding time.

Thank Jaylnn M
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Limited hours and It's very crowded on Saturdays. age ranges from little ones to older elementary kids. Some parents just let the kids run wild and my little ones didn't feel comfortable after awhile. Rooms get dirty quickly and I don't think there's enough time...More

Thank buttacup417
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a wonderful museum for children, and adults! Lots & lots of hands-on stuff to do. You could spend hours here, thoroughly investigating the items in each room.

1  Thank punchbuggy2717
Reviewed 14 March 2013

A wonderful museum in New Haven but beware because their public hours are limited to Friday and Saturday from 12-5. There is a small snack room where you can take a break and have a snack that you brought from home, but no food is...More

8  Thank Fidler65
Reviewed 29 May 2012

My kids really enjoyed it. When we went they had lots of hands on stuff for them to do.

2  Thank Bkryzan
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