The popular state program Connecticut Summer at the Museum has returned for summer 2022, enabling Connecticut children to receive free admission at more than 130 museums across the state during the summer months.
Thanks to funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, children 18 and younger plus one accompanying adult can visit Connecticut museums for free through September 5. Governor Lamont established the program in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a way of providing children with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences.
Participating locations include art and children’s museums, historical sites, zoos, aquariums, arboretums, and science centers.
The program is only open to children and adults who are Connecticut residents, (proof of residency may be required). Tickets may sell out in advance, so visit museum websites to make a reservation several days before a planned trip to ensure that you’ll be able to visit. Residents should check each museum’s website to learn of any restrictions before visiting.