The Connecticut Summer at the Museum grant program is closed.  The application deadline has passed.

For a list of participating museums, please visit CTVisit.com.

On April 30th, 2021, Governor Ned Lamont proposed the launch of an initiative that would allow Connecticut children (18 and under) plus one accompanying Connecticut adult to visit museums* throughout the state free of charge from July 1 to September 6, 2021. 

* For the purposes of this initiative, “museums” refers broadly to historic house museums, historic sites and historical societies, as well as children’s museums, science centers and special-interest museums. Qualified applicants must have a nonprofit 501c3 tax designation or be owned by a municipality.

The Office of the Governor in partnership with the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities is delivering the Connecticut Summer at the Museum Initiative and other financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act and the 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER).

Participation for Non-Funded Museums

Any museum in Connecticut may participate in the initiative regardless of whether they apply for or are eligible for funding. Organizations choosing to participate in the free admission initiative but not applying for funding are invited to join the listing by registering here.

How to Apply & The Application
Timeline and Process
Register to Participate
Frequently Asked Questions