On June 29, Governor Ned Lamont announced that Connecticut Summer at the Museum is returning for the 2022 summer season. The governor 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. It is funded through a $15 million investment in federal COVID-19 recovery funding Connecticut received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  Read the full press release HERE.

About Connecticut Summer at the Museum

From July 1 to September 5, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying Connecticut resident adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program.

Before you visit, check each participant’s website for specific program details and ticket availability.

  • Participating museums have discretion to administer the CT Summer at the Museum program to the best of their ability and according to their needs.  Certain restrictions may apply and capacity may be limited.  (i.e. limit to one adult per household, block-out dates, exclusions for special events, etc.)  Be sure to check with each museum to learn of any restrictions before visiting.

  • The children and the accompanying adult must reside in Connecticut.

  • Proof of residency may be required (i.e. CT driver's license or ID card) by a participating museum.

  • Please make sure you check each museum for online advance ticketing and reservations, as they may be required.

  • This program is geared towards families exploring together, not large camp groups.

  • This program may not be used for group visits, such as visits from camps, youth groups, scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, etc.
The full list of participating museums is available at www.CTSummerMuseums.com.