CT Children Admission Free In State Museums This Summer | Connecticut News


(WFSB) – Your family’s next trip to a state museum might end up costing you less.

Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced a new program that allows Connecticut children to receive free admission to all state museums during the summer months of 2021.

“This program offers children a unique opportunity to enjoy the world-class museums and attractions offered in Connecticut, while having an experience that is both fun and educational. Museums are centers of exploration, recreation and learning, and will play an important role in helping to provide opportunities for socio-emotional growth, mental health and education that were limited during the pandemic. I hope families take advantage of this unique opportunity that comes to Connecticut this summer, ”Lamont said in a statement.

Some of the participating museums include the Connecticut Science Center, Beardsley Zoo, Maritime Aquarium, Mystic Aquarium, and Mystic Seaport Museum.

More than ninety state museums are participating in this year’s program.

The program was originally proposed by the governor earlier in the year and is funded by a portion of the revenue the state received from the COVID stimulus fund.

The program runs July 1 through September 6 and applies to Connecticut children ages eighteen and under.

Eligible persons must be accompanied by at least one adult.

For a list of museums, click here.

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