As with most things around Mystic, nautical themes abound at this interactive children’s museum 20 minutes down the coast in Niantic. Kids can set sail on a lobster boat and haul up traps with wriggly red plastic specimens, or descend to the oceanÃ¢€™s depths in a two-person submarine at the museumÃ¢€™s new seaside village exhibit. Areas for older kids allow them to experiment with magnets and shadow puppets. In addition to its exhibits, the museum also has several drop-off classes for toddlers and preschoolers in which they can learn to paint and make craft projects.
Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
409 Main Street, Niantic, 06357, CT