Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut is at 409 Main St. The hands-on museum gives young visitors from 9 months to 9 years of age an opportunity to explore, discover and create. At Seaside Village, kids can hop into a van loaded with beach gear, climb aboard a fishing boat and build a boardwalk. The Discovery Room features Kelsey's Vision, an exhibit that engages the senses and encourages children to learn about the sciences. There's a view of Long Island Sound from the highest perch of the outdoor Tree House and imagined views of the deep sea from inside an authentic research submarine.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 9:30-4:30, Sun. noon-4:30 (also Mon. 9:30-4:30, mid-June through late Aug.). Closed Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, first week in Sept., Thanksgiving, Christmas and Dec. 31. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.