The YCBA houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, encompassing works in a range of media from the Elizabethan period to the present day. It offers exhibitions and programs year-round, including lectures, concerts, films, symposia, tours, and family events. Museum Hours: Tues–Sat, 10am–5pm; Sun, Noon–5pm. Museum Shop hours: Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm; Sun, Noon–5pm. Free and open to the public.
More than 800 16th- to 20th-century musical instruments documenting European and American music tradition. Concert series September to April.
Hours: September through July, Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed during August.
Admission: $2 donation.
Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River StreetEast Haven, CT, 06512Phone: 203-467-6927
The first half of the twentieth century comes to life throughout this large trolley yard and trolley system. Discover the stories behind painted trolleys, check out trolley equipment, and marvel at photos of days long past. See full description of Shore Line Trolley Museum
Interactive, innovative and inclusive museum with eight rooms of hands-on exhibits, observation bee hive, the Great Green Room from Goodnight Moon, and a pint-size post office.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14.75 (regular planetarium show included); children age 2-12 and seniors over age 62, $13.75 (regular planetarium show included.
Over 80,000 items including toys and character collectibles from 1873 to present; Western, TV and advertising collectibles; cartoon memorabilia; official musuem for Celebriducks, the California Raisin and Gumby; sculpture gallery.
Hours:Wednesday through Saturday, noon-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $5; children age 2 to 12, $3.
Museum focusing on Eli Whitney's life, his inventions and his legacy. In addition to historic exhibits, the museum also holds a water learning lab and outdoor study areas. The barn, built in 1816, is the site of special events throughout the year.
Hours: HOurs change seasonally; call ahead.
Admission: free; charge for programs.