The Imagine Nation Museum is a hands-on, interactive children’s museum best suited for ages 2 to 8 that opened in September of 2004. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation a division of the Boys & Girls Club & Family Center of Bristol and funded in part by the United Way of West Central Connecticut.
The Imagine Nation 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.
Lunch and Ice Cream in the Soda Fountain
Our museum features a 1940s old fashioned soda fountain that serves Turkey Hill Ice-cream! We also offer light lunch for the kids- some of their favorites – mac’n cheese, pb&j, chicken nuggets and soup.
Kids Market Square Gift Shop
Our lobby is home to Kids Market Square, where you will find a variety of educational toys and unique gifts for children as well as ESPN t-shirts and gifts. Visiting Kids Market Square does not require admision, and it’s a great place to shop for birthday, and holiday gifts! Imagine Nation Museum Members receive 10 % off their purchases every day!
Book your birthday party with us, we have packages available to make your party a special one!
Party Time Slots (subject to availability):
Saturdays: 11:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm, 3:00-4:00 pm
Sundays: 11:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm, 3:00-4:00 pm
Weekday times for parties may be coordinated with the Party Coordinator
A $75 deposit is required at the time of your reservation & balance is due on the day of the party
To check availability or to book your child’s birthday party, please contact Megan, the Party Coordinator, at (860) 540-3164 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Please allow 24-48 hours for a return response. Also, please keep in mind that parties book quickly and reservations are accepted up to six months in advance!
Educational Field Trips
Enjoy a self-guided exploration of our 3 floors of over 20 interactive hands-on exhibits and activities. Admission for groups with 49 or fewer students is $9.50/student. Groups with 50 or more students discount admission is $9.00/student. We allow one free chaperone for every ten students. Additional adults are charged at the student rate.
Groups with 50 or less students can schedule visits on Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30-5:00. Groups with 50 or more students must be scheduled on Tuesdays 9:30-5:00. A deposit of $50.00 must be made prior to your visit in order to confirm your reservation. Final payment is expected at the time of your visit. A check payable to “Imagine Nation Museum” is preferred. Non-weather related cancellations must be made no later than 1 week prior to your trip. Contact Pamela Adams at 860.540.3165 for more information & to book a trip!
Monday CLOSED [open 2/16]
Tuesday CLOSED [open 2/17]