Free Admission for Kids at These CT Museums This Summer – NBC New York

The popular state program that allows kids to receive free admission to over 100 museums in Connecticut is returning this summer.

Governor Ned Lamont announced Connecticut Summer at the Museum will be back for the summer months and more than 130 museums are participating.

“We are thrilled to bring back this popular summer enrichment program for Connecticut kids and families at a time when affordability is top of mind for so many households. The world-class museums and cultural institutions across Connecticut offer unmatched educational and recreational experiences that will keep kids engaged all season long and spark curiosity for years to come,” Governor Ned Lamont said in a statement.

From July 1, 2022, to September 5, 2022, kids 18 and under and one accompanying adult can receive free admission to any of the participating museums including at:

  • Connecticut Science Center in Hartford
  • Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Mystic Seaport
  • Kidcity Children’s Museum in Middletown

A full list of participating museums can be found here.

In order to be eligible for the program, both the child and the accompany adult must reside in Connecticut. Proof of residency may be required.

Lamont originally established the program in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to give kids engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences, according to the state.

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