*** We have a few openings left for the 2016-2017 year in our Early Learning School. Enroll by September 30, 2016 and receive a gift! Stop by or schedule a tour, for more information call (860) 582-1480.***

Beginning Wed, Sept 14th we will be open on WedSat from 9:30am-5:00pm.  Beginning Thurs, Nov 3rd we will have extended hours on Thursday’s and be open until 7pm. We will be open on Sunday’s for the months of January-March from 11am-5pm.



"Nothing without joy"



"The wider range of
possibilities we offer
children, the more
intense will be their
motivations and the
richer their



"Children need the
freedom to appreciate
the infinite resources
of their hands, eyes,
and ears—the resources
of forms, materials,
sounds and colors."



"Our task, regarding
creativity, is to help
children climb their
own mountains,
as high as possible."

Imagine Nation – A Museum Early Learning Center located in Bristol, CT is committed to the development of inquisitive and imaginative life-long learners. Our unique environment inspires young children and families to investigate tangible, interactive learning experiences. The Imagine Nation community encourages and supports curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, confidence and citizenship. Learn more!

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  • 2 days ago by Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

    Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
    Thanks for everyone who came to the Ice Cream Social yesterday! We are looking forward to a great school year! #ImagineNation #NothingWithoutJoy
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  • 3 days ago by Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

    Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
    Children have 100 languages, and learn in 100 different ways...Our Reggio-Emilia inspired, School Readiness, NAEYC accredited preschool program has a few openings available for this fall. We are a full day, full year program with qualified, degreed teachers and a unique environment and curriculum which integrates our museum studios as an extension of the preschool classrooms. Enrolled families also receive a free family membership to the museum studios so students can share their learning with their families. Call us at 860.582.1480 for a tour or to enroll your child in the program.
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