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Name Address Phone
The Academy 

605 Orange Center Road, Orange
Built in 1878 Serves As A Museum for Orange Historical Society
April to October on Sundays from 1pm-4pm for tours or by special arrangement

Amistad America    
Long Wharf, New Haven 203-495-1839
Barnum Museum, The

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, Ct 06604
The history of the Greatest Show On Earth The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Circus
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Monday - Closed

Bruce Museum One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
Gateway to Fairfield County offering over twelve changing exhibitions of fine art, photography, ethnology and natural science in park setting near Long Island Sound. American Decorative Art, American Impressionism, American Paintings & Sculpture, Anthropology, Connecticut Artists, Costumes & Textiles, European Paintings & Sculpture, Learning Programs & Classes, Local History & Heritage, Modern & Contemporary Art, Natural History, Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Closed Mondays and major holidays
Adults $7, seniors & students $6, under 5 free, free admission to all on Tuesdays

Florence Griswold Museum  

96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme
Home of the Lyme Art Colony, America's Center of Impressionism.

New Britain Museum of American Art Website

56 Lexington Street, New Britain
American works of art, now numbering more than 5,000. With particular strengths in colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and the Ash Can School, not to mention the important mural series The Arts of Life in America by Thomas Hart Benton, the museum relies heavily on its permanent collection for exhibitions and programming, yet also displays a significant number of borrowed shows and work by emerging artists

Mark Twain House Museum, The

351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
Open year round • Free parking • Air-conditioned
See The Gilded Age during guided tours of the 19-room, Tiffany-decorated mansion where Mark Twain raised his family and worked from 1874 to 1891
Daily 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays January - April
Open Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Last tour leaves one hour before closing

Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center     

110 Pequot Trail, P.O. Box 3180 
Exit 92 off I-95, Mashantucket
The world's largest and most comprehensive Native American museum and research center offers an array of engaging experiences for young and old, from life-size walk-through dioramas that transport visitors into the past, to changing exhibits and live performances of contemporary arts and cultures.

Mystic Seaport Museum  

75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic
America's leading Maritime Museum with Spectacular Tall Ships and A Recreated 19th Century Coastal Village as well as Endless Other Activities

860.572.0711 860.572.5315 888.9SEAPORT
New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052
Museum has colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, the Ash Can School and the mural series The Arts of Life in America by Thomas Hart Benton
Museum Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm   
Wednesday 12 noon - 7 pm  
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm   
Mondays Closed also (New Year's Day,
Thanksgiving Day, Fourth of July, and Christmas Day

New England Air Museum

Bradley International Airport, Route 75, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Come in and visit and see B29 Super Fortress and hundreds of exhibits of planes, bombers, fighters, helicopters, missiles, rockets and much more 
Hours of Operation
Open 7 days a week, year round, 10am - 5pm
(Closed on Thanksgiving , Christmas, and New Year's Day)

Peabody Museum of Natural History   Website

170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
From Egyptian mummies to saber-toothed cats to the once mighty dinosaurs — you can find it all at the Peabody Museum of Natural History! This is a MUST SEE for children. Triceratops, Stegosaurus and “Brontosaurus”—dominate the Peabody’s Great Hall, where you can also see 300 million years of prehistory in the 110-foot mural The Age of Reptiles

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Website

303 West Ave. ( I-95 Exit 14 North, 15 South Norwalk
All of our exhibits, designed for children ages ten and under, encourage hands-on exploration and discovery, incorporating the themes of Science & Technology, The Arts, Culture and Heritage.

Stone-Otis House 

615 Orange Center Road., Orange
A Restored 1830's Homestead
April to October on Sundays from 1pm-4pm. for tours or by special arrangement

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Website

10 North Water Street, Norwalk
Explore the marine life and maritime culture of Long Island Sound. Watch sharks, jellies, sea turtles, and more than 1,000 other marine animals. Or enjoy a film in Connecticut's only IMAX movie theater.
10am - 5pm Everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas
10am - 6pm July and August

Wadsworth Atheneum

600 Main Street, Hartford
America's Oldest Public Art Museum
Our world-renowned collections include Hudson River School landscapes, Old Master paintings, modernist masterpieces, French and American Impressionist paintings, Meissen and Sevres porcelains, costumes and textiles, American furniture and decorative arts of the Pilgrim Century through the Gilded Age, and contemporary art.
Museum hours
Tuesday through Friday:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
First Thursdays of most months until 8 p.m

Yale Center for British Art Shop

1080 Chapel Street, New Haven
The collection contains about 1800 paintings, and its particular strength in the period from William Hogarth in the eighteenth century to J. M. W. Turner in the nineteenth century. The collections also include Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Pompeo Batoni, Canaletto, John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, James McNeill Whistler, Van Dyck, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Lawrence, and others.
Museum Hours
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5:00 pm . Monday Closed

Yale University Art Gallery


1111 Chapel Street, New Haven
The holdings of the Yale University Art Gallery include outstanding collections of Egyptian, Etruscan, and Greek art, early Italian panel paintings, European, Asian and African art from many cultures, impressionist, modernist, and contemporary paintings and sculpture.
Museum Hours
Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 to 6 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays


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