Special Topic Museums Last Updated 6/20

Connecticut has all sorts of unique museums and this year’s Open House Day is bringing their fascinating offerings right to you. From PEZ to trains, to torte law, to carousels museums, here are topics you can explore virtually on June 13th.

American Clock & Watch Museum, Bristol

The American Clock & Watch Museum will be offering a variety of virtual experiences for the 2020 Connecticut Open House Day including a guided walk through of the museum and its history. 


Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry, Storrs

Offering virtual puppet-making workshops and puppet theater performances, which are perfect for young kids.


Barnum Museum, Bridgeport

Watch a fascinating short documentary on P.T. Barnum, offered by Connecticut's historic Barnum Museum (1893) and its story of re-envisioning after the EF1 tornado. The museum continues to restore and re-imagine the iconic destination for new, 21st century audiences, introducing immersive and theatrical storytelling into the galleries. Be one of the first to see the some of the concept art and hear from our Creative Producers at BRC Imagination Arts.


Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor

Connecticut Trolley Museum has created engagement Fun via Facebook, where visitors are able to participate in interactive learning activities while staying at home.


Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden

Whitney Workshop at Eli Whitney Museum allows you to participate in weekly Creative Challenges with supplies that can be picked up at the museum and will be instructed online.


The Glass House, New Canaan

Enjoy the Glass House's extensive content online including a virtual look at the amazing structure through 360 moving pictures that feature panoramic views of The Glass House, a virtual look at the Pavillion in the Pond, a virtual look at the sculpture gallery, virtual look at the Monument to Lincoln Kirstein as well as videos about Philip Johnson's architecture and influence on other designers.


Harriet Beecher Stowe, Hartford

Harriet Beecher Stowe has a wealth of information on their website and a peek at many parts of the exhibits which touch upon abolition, women's suffrage and more.


Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford

The Mark Twain House & Museum staff invites you to join us via Facebook Live at 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on June 13, 2020, to take a once in a lifetime look at Mark Twain's home, learn some of its secrets, see objects from its collection, and perhaps even meet the man in person. 


Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic

Visit Mystic Seaport Museum from the comfort of your home with our stories blog. Take a video tour of our watercraft collection, explore the night skies with our planetarium director, or learn about the special tools a shipwight uses, and much more.


New England Carousel Museum, Bristol

Take a virtual tour of the carousel museum and discover videos which discuss the entire history of New England Carousel Museum video archives as well as vintage carousel ride footage.


New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks

New England Air Museum is offering virtual 360-degree tours through panoramic photos of the restoration projects and the museum interior.


Noah Webster House, West Hartford

Noah Webster House presents on Wednesdays at noon on their Facebook page, West Hartford's fascinating and often hidden history stories.


Palestine Museum U.S., Woodbridge

Palestine Museum U.S. is bringing the museum right to your home with a virtual tour that walks you through the many rooms of the museum and its exhibits.


PEZ Visitor Center, Orange

Step inside the PEZ Visitor Center to see one of the sweetest activities around. This 360 virtual tour allows you to move through the entire space with the click of your mouse.  It's the next best thing to actually being there!


Woodcock Nature Center, Wilton

Woodcock Nature Center is offering self-led nature activities and educational videos for kids of all ages.


Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven offers Peabody@Home with digital resources, educational tools, and online curiosities of the museum's collections.