Critical Thinking, Curiosity, Creativity, Confidence & Citizenship

We have recently embarked on a massive renovation to refresh & add new and exciting additions to the Museum Early Learning Center to make it an even more vibrant learning environment. We are excited to be moving into the next decade with a new mission: The Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center is committed to the development of life-long learners.  Within an environment that inspires young children and families to imagine and investigate, our community supports the development of critical thinking, curiosity, creativity, confidence, and citizenship.

We are a Blue Star Museum

Free admission for families of active military members!

We are one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. The program runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is free for up to 5 family members.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card(CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 11731 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps & NOAA Commissioned Corps.

Sensory Sunday for Children with Special Needs!

On the second Sunday of each month we open an hour early from 10-11am for children with special needs and their families. Join us July 12th!

In addition to multisensory interactive exhibits, which invite children to touch, discover and create, the museum will be transformed into a sensory friendly environment with modified lighting and sound adjustments. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible and equipped with an elevator.

At 11am the museum opens to the general public.

Reduced admission is $5 per person.

Host your next Party or Special Event with us!

Our unique facility accommodates any type of gathering from formal sit-down dinners and cocktail parties to themed birthday bashes. We will work with you to make your event a one-of-a-kind creation!  We can help you with all the details, from decorating to finding a caterer, from set-up to clean-up and everything in between. Our unique facility features a nostalgic 1940s Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, and three floors of imaginative, creative space.  For more information contact Megan at (860) 540-3164 or at

Our Preschool!

Located in the Museum, our Preschool Learning Center gives our students daily access to all the learning and experiences of the Museum studios, something no other preschool can offer! We are a NAEYC accredited full day/year school readiness program. Enrolment is ongoing for children ages 3-5! We also offer a mixed age infant and toddler program. Call 860-582-1480 to speak with one of our friendly staff or visit  Our Website to find out more!