Upcoming events

  • Member Hour

    December 10, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Member Hour

    Exclusive hour of play for our Museum members from 9 am - 10 am!
  • Member Hour

    December 17, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Member Hour

    Exclusive hour of play for our Museum members from 9 am - 10 am!

Past events

  • Connecticut Open House Day

    June 11, 2016 | 10:00 am

    Connecticut Open House Day

    KidsPlay will participate in Connecticut Open House Day! Come discover – or rediscover – our Museum.
  • Museum Refresh

    September 4, 2016 | 1:15 am

    Museum Refresh

    We are closed from September 4 to September 15.
  • Whalebration!

    November 5, 2016 | 2:00 pm

    Whalebration!

    Celebrating our newest Friend!
  • Beauty and the Beast Inspired Craft

    November 6, 2016 | 12:00 pm

    Beauty and the Beast Inspired Craft

    An Enchanted Craft to go with an Enchanted Story
  • Beauty and the Beast Inspired Craft

    November 13, 2016 | 12:00 pm

    Beauty and the Beast Inspired Craft

    An Enchanted Craft to go with an Enchanted Story
  • Storytelling with Livingston Ripley's Live Ducks

    November 23, 2016 | 11:00 am

    Storytelling with Livingston Ripley's Live Ducks

    Lose yourself in a marvelous tale while getting to meet LRWC's unique birds up close!
  • Nutcracker Inspired Craft

    December 10, 2016 | 12:00 pm

    Nutcracker Inspired Craft

    Toy soldiers and dueling mice, princesses and sugarplums
  • Nutcracker Inspired Craft

    December 11, 2016 | 12:00 pm

    Nutcracker Inspired Craft

    Toy soldiers and dueling mice, princesses and sugarplums
  • Santa Visit & Gingerbread House Building

    December 16, 2016 | 4:00 pm

    Santa Visit & Gingerbread House Building

    Bring your camera for photos with a special guest!
  • Charlie Brown Pop-up Craft

    December 17, 2016 | 11:00 am

    Charlie Brown Pop-up Craft

    A holiday classic
  • Charlie Brown Pop-up Craft

    December 18, 2016 | 11:00 am

    Charlie Brown Pop-up Craft

    A holiday Classic
  • Museum Closed for the Holiday

    December 24, 2016 | 1:00 am

    Museum Closed for the Holiday

    We hope you enjoy your holiday!
  • Museum Closed for the Holiday

    December 25, 2016 | 1:00 am

    Museum Closed for the Holiday

    We hope you enjoy your holiday!
  • Winter Break - Pajama Fun

    December 26, 2016 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Pajama Fun

    Wear your jammies to the museum!
  • Winter Break - Super Hero Adventures

    December 28, 2016 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Super Hero Adventures

    Chose your superpower!
  • Winter Break - Build-it Challenge

    December 29, 2016 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Build-it Challenge

    Be creative with our Rigamajig!
  • Winter Break - Messy Art Studio

    December 30, 2016 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Messy Art Studio

    Just bring your imagination!
  • KidsPlay New Year's Eve Countdown to Noon

    December 31, 2016 | 10:00 am

    KidsPlay New Year's Eve Countdown to Noon

    Enjoy the fun of a countdown without the late bedtime!
  • First Day of Extended After School Hours

    January 11, 2017 | 10:00 am

    First Day of Extended After School Hours

    Join us for after school play!
  • Peace Dove Pop-up Craft

    January 16, 2017 | 11:00 am

    Peace Dove Pop-up Craft

    A special activity to honor Martin Luther King Day
  • Closing at 4 pm

    February 10, 2017 | 4:00 pm

    Closing at 4 pm

    KidsPlay will close at 4 pm on Friday, February 10 for a private event.
  • KidsPlay Family Fun Fair

    February 19, 2017 | 11:00 am

    KidsPlay Family Fun Fair

    Information, Entertainment, Special Exhibits, Food and Drink!
  • The Pop Ups

    February 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm

    The Pop Ups

    Rock and Roll Puppet Show
  • Peter James

    February 19, 2017 | 1:30 pm

    Peter James

    Magical Stage Entertainment
  • Mad Science

    February 19, 2017 | 3:00 pm

    Mad Science

    "Science Behind the Superheroes"
  • Presidents' Day

    February 20, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Presidents' Day

    We are open for play from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Pirate Treasure Pop-up Craft

    February 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm

    Pirate Treasure Pop-up Craft

    Be creative, Mateys, with a pop-up pirate craft to prepare ye for the brand new Pirates Past Noon Musical premiering at the Warner Theatre!
  • Tails of Joy

    March 16, 2017 | 4:30 pm

    Tails of Joy

    Sharing stories with Shukuru
  • Homeschool Families Forum

    March 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Homeschool Families Forum

    We are listening!
  • Friends of Monarchs

    April 10, 2017 | 10:01 am

    Friends of Monarchs

    How can we help Butterflies? Learn about the beautiful Monarch.
  • Birds on the Run

    April 10, 2017 | 2:00 pm

    Birds on the Run

    Have you ever met a parrot?
  • Les Julian

    April 13, 2017 | 4:30 pm

  • EggStravaganza

    April 14, 2017 | 4:30 pm

    EggStravaganza

    Games, crafts, scavenger hunt, and lots of play!
  • April 27, 2017 | 4:30 pm

    "Pig-out on Reading" with Farmer Minor

    Even pigs love to read!
  • We Can Be Architects

    May 10, 2017 | 11:00 am

    We Can Be Architects

    Meet an architect who is a dad, an author, and a college professor!
  • Celebrating Mothers

    May 14, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Celebrating Mothers

    Honoring every mother with free admission on Mother's Day!
  • Memorial Day

    May 29, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Memorial Day

    We are closed for the holiday. We hope you enjoy your day with family and friends.
  • Volunteer Gathering

    June 5, 2017 | 9:30 am

    Volunteer Gathering

    ​Explore our expanded space, learn about our exhibits,and discover new volunteer opportunities!
  • Volunteer Gathering

    June 5, 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Volunteer Gathering

    Explore our expanded space, learn about our exhibits,and discover new volunteer opportunities!
  • CT Open House Day 2017

    June 10, 2017 | 10:00 am

    CT Open House Day 2017

    Half Price Admission all day plus "A Day in the Diner" with the Little Red Hen.
  • Celebrating Fathers

    June 18, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Celebrating Fathers

    Honoring every father with free admission on Father's Day!
  • Main Street Marketplace

    July 27, 2017 | 5:00 pm

    Main Street Marketplace

    Build Box City!
  • Mary Poppins Pop-up Craft

    July 30, 2017 | 11:00 am

    Mary Poppins Pop-up Craft

    Join us to create a magical craft. And remember - Anything can happen!
  • Main Street Marketplace

    August 3, 2017 | 5:00 pm

    Main Street Marketplace

    Motor Museum on Main
  • 5th Birthday Party

    August 5, 2017 | 10:00 am

    5th Birthday Party

    Party games, cake, raffles, and visits from special guest!
  • We are open from 10 am to 2 pm to celebrate our 5th Birthday!

    August 5, 2017 | 10:01 am

    We are open from 10 am to 2 pm to celebrate our 5th Birthday!

    Please note: We will close for play at 2 pm.
  • Summer Fête

    August 5, 2017 | 6:00 pm

    Summer Fête

    An evening of fun and great company!
  • Mary Poppins Pop-up Craft

    August 6, 2017 | 11:00 am

    Mary Poppins Pop-up Craft

    Join us to create a magical craft. And remember - Anything can happen! Special appearances by Mary Poppins herself! And Bert too!
  • Breakfast with the Firemen

    September 30, 2017 | 9:00 am

    Breakfast with the Firemen

    Kick off Worldwide Day of Play with Us!
  • Open for Play on Columbus Day!

    October 9, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play on Columbus Day!

    Come spend the day off with us!
  • Real and Pretend: Storytelling with the Institute for American Indian Studies

    October 11, 2017 | 10:30 am

    Real and Pretend: Storytelling with the Institute for American Indian Studies

    Rabbits, owls, cattle, and ducks will weave themselves throughout her stories and into your imaginations!
  • Let’s Meet Birds of Prey!

    October 12, 2017 | 10:30 am

    Let’s Meet Birds of Prey!

    Meet a live owl and a live hawk from The White Memorial Conservation Center!
  • Creepy Crawl Evening

    October 13, 2017 | 4:00 pm

    Creepy Crawl Evening

    We are open late this Friday the 13th for Downtown Torrington's Creepy Crawl. Special 1/2 price admission from 4 to 8 pm.
  • Real and Pretend: Storytelling with the Institute for American Indian Studies

    October 21, 2017 | 11:00 am

    Real and Pretend: Storytelling with the Institute for American Indian Studies

    Rabbits, owls, cattle, and ducks will weave themselves throughout her stories and into your imaginations!
  • Get Out to Play on Election Day!

    November 7, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Get Out to Play on Election Day!

    We are open from 10 am to 4 pm on Tuesday, November 7
  • Veterans Day (Observed)

    November 10, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Veterans Day (Observed)

    Free Admission for Veterans on November 10 & 11
  • Veterans Day

    November 11, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Veterans Day

    Free Admission for Veterans - Special Opening Ceremony @ 10 am on Saturday!
  • Open for Play!

    November 20, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play!

    Special holiday hours on November 20 - open 10 am to 4 pm
  • Open for Play!

    November 21, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play!

    Special holiday hours on November 20 - open 10 am to 4 pm
  • Thanksgiving

    November 23, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Thanksgiving

    The museum will be closed for the holiday.
  • Cyber Monday

    November 27, 2017 | 1:00 am

    Cyber Monday

    Save time, shop online!
  • #GivingTuesday

    November 28, 2017 | 1:00 am

    #GivingTuesday

    Paying forward YOUR generosity to GIVE the Gift of Play!
  • Make it, Take it,  Gingerbread Houses

    December 15, 2017 | 4:00 pm

    Make it, Take it, Gingerbread Houses

    Build your own Gingerbread House to take home!
  • Museum Closed for the Holiday

    December 25, 2017 | 9:00 am

    Museum Closed for the Holiday

    We hope you enjoy your holiday!
  • Open for Play!

    December 26, 2017 | 9:00 am

    Open for Play!

    Special holiday hours Tuesday, December 26 10 am-4 pm.
  • Winter Break - World Celebrations

    December 26, 2017 | 9:00 am

    Winter Break - World Celebrations

    Spend your winter break at KidsPlay as we explore how people around the world celebrate. Each day will focus on one special aspect of celebrations, with special programs and activities all day long!
  • World Celebrations - Gifts

    December 26, 2017 | 10:00 am

    World Celebrations - Gifts

    Giving is sharing a bit of ourselves with others to let them know we care!
  • World Celebrations - Light

    December 27, 2017 | 10:00 am

    World Celebrations - Light

    Through STEAM exploration with shadows, light and color we will investigate the fundamental elements of light.
  • World Celebrations - Food

    December 28, 2017 | 10:00 am

    World Celebrations - Food

    Food is an integral part of celebrations around the world!
  • World Celebrations - Games

    December 29, 2017 | 10:00 am

    World Celebrations - Games

    Fun is universal!
  • World Celebrations - Music

    December 30, 2017 | 10:00 am

    World Celebrations - Music

    Let our ears be our guide as we travel!
  • Count Down to Noon!

    December 31, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Count Down to Noon!

    Kicking off the New Year early - Balloons drop at noon! Museum is open for play 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Open for Play!

    January 2, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play!

    We are open 10 am to 4 pm.
  • OPEN today!

    January 5, 2018 | 10:00 am

    OPEN today!

    We are ready for play! Today's hours are 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Extended Winter Hours

    January 10, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Extended Winter Hours

    Starting January 10, 2018 - Extend the Day, Extend the Play! We will be open Wednesdays through Fridays 10 am to 6 pm
  • Wellness Wednesday!

    January 10, 2018 | 4:00 pm

    Wellness Wednesday!

    Wednesday 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Tone Down Thursday!

    January 11, 2018 | 4:00 pm

    Tone Down Thursday!

    Thursday 4:00 - 6:00 PM.
  • Family Game Time!

    January 12, 2018 | 4:00 pm

    Family Game Time!

    Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM.
  • We are OPEN!

    January 17, 2018 | 10:00 am

    We are OPEN!

    It's another Snow Day - Come play with us! We are open 10 am to 6 pm today!
  • Closed Due to Weather

    February 7, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Closed Due to Weather

    We wish you a safe and fun day of at-home play!
  • Valentine Pop-up Craft

    February 11, 2018 | 11:30 am

    Valentine Pop-up Craft

    Make a gift from the heart!
  • KidsPlay Family Fun Fair

    February 18, 2018 | 11:00 am

    KidsPlay Family Fun Fair

    Join us at our fourth annual KidsPlay Family Fun Fair!
  • Open for Play!

    February 19, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play!

    Presidents' Day open for play 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Rainbow Glow Dance Class

    February 19, 2018 | 11:00 am

    Rainbow Glow Dance Class

    Dance with your shadow in our colorful lights!
  • Susan B. Anthony Project Puppet Show

    February 20, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Susan B. Anthony Project Puppet Show

    Program rescheduled to Tuesday, February 20. Materials will be available to parents @ 10 am, puppet show starts @ 10:30 pm!
  • James and the Giant Peach Pop-up Craft

    February 24, 2018 | 12:00 pm

    James and the Giant Peach Pop-up Craft

    Join the staff @ KidsPlay before the show to make your own Giant Peach!
  • James and the Giant Peach Pop-up Craft

    February 25, 2018 | 12:00 pm

    James and the Giant Peach Pop-up Craft

    Join the staff @ KidsPlay before the show to make your own Giant Peach!
  • Food for FISH!

    March 4, 2018 | 7:55 pm

    Food for FISH!

    Join us as we host a food drive for our friends @ the FISH food pantry all month of March! All non-perishables welcome.
  • Open for Play!

    March 8, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play!

    Time to dig out and and have some fun!
  • Rainbow Glow Dance Class!

    March 16, 2018 | 11:45 am

    Rainbow Glow Dance Class!

    Our first class was such a big hit we're bringing it back for more fun! Join us to dance with your shadow in our colorful lights.
  • Open for Play!

    March 21, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play!

    Come Play! 10 am to 4 pm.
  • EggStravaganza!

    March 30, 2018 | 4:00 pm

    EggStravaganza!

    Hop on by for an egg-citing evening of fun! 4 pm - 7 pm
  • STEM Maker Lab

    April 15, 2018 | 10:00 am

    STEM Maker Lab

    New program alert! Join us Sundays for STEM Maker Lab.
  • Spring Break

    April 16, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Spring Break

    Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20. Spend your April Stay-cation with us at KidsPlay! Special guests, activities, story times, crafts, and more happening all week.
  • Spring Break - Music Monday!

    April 16, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Spring Break - Music Monday!

    Sing, dance, celebrate and learn through music. Dance with rainbows - bring your favorite move!
  • Spring Break - Tasty Tuesday

    April 17, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Spring Break - Tasty Tuesday

    Fun food inspired activities all day! Bring your appetite!
  • Spring Break - Work Together Wednesday

    April 18, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Spring Break - Work Together Wednesday

    Work together, build together...learn together!
  • Spring Break - Artsy Thursday

    April 19, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Spring Break - Artsy Thursday

    Show off your imagination and creativity. What can you create?!
  • Spring Break - Family Friday

    April 20, 2018 | 4:57 pm

    Spring Break - Family Friday

    We invite you to bring all of your special family members to enjoy the museum and our special family themed activities! Extended hours - 10 am - 7 pm
  • 4-H Explorers

    May 9, 2018 | 4:30 am

    4-H Explorers

    Calling all Explorers! UCONN Litchfield County 4-H has a new club...​ The second Wednesday of every month, starting May 9th @ 4:30 pm.
  • Charlotte's Web Pop-up Craft

    May 17, 2018 | 12:00 pm

    Charlotte's Web Pop-up Craft

    Join the staff @ KidsPlay for a fun Charlotte's Web inspired craft!
  • Touch a Truck

    May 19, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Touch a Truck

    **Postponed to May, 19 due to forecast.** Join us @ O&G maintenance facility, 900 South Main St, Torrington for a fun day!
  • Maple Syrup 101

    May 23, 2018 | 11:00 am

    Maple Syrup 101

    Do you know how maple syrup is made?
  • Superhero Day

    June 16, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Superhero Day

    Join us for a day full of super adventure!
  • Celebrating Fathers

    June 17, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Celebrating Fathers

    Honoring every father with free admission!
  • Make Music Day

    June 21, 2018 | 4:30 am

    Make Music Day

    Join us to celebrate this world wide event right in our own backyard!
  • Tea Party

    June 23, 2018 | 1:00 pm

    Tea Party

    You are cordially invited to a KidsPlay High Tea!
  • STEM Club

    June 28, 2018 | 2:30 am

    STEM Club

    Collaborative problem solving and hands-on experiments
  • Letters in the Past with the Litchfield Historical Society

    July 11, 2018 | 11:00 am

    Letters in the Past with the Litchfield Historical Society

    Help us welcome special guest, Litchfield Historical Society as we take a trip back in time!
  • Main Street Marketplace

    July 11, 2018 | 5:00 pm

    Main Street Marketplace

    A Salute to our Armed Forces!
  • Teddy Bear Picnic

    July 14, 2018 | 1:00 am

    Teddy Bear Picnic

    Join us for a beary great afternoon!
  • A Day of Play with LEGO®

    July 17, 2018 | 10:00 am

    A Day of Play with LEGO®

    Join us for a morning of LEGO®-inspired challenges
  • Main Street Marketplace

    July 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm

    Main Street Marketplace

    Carnival Mardi Gras Night
  • A Kids Museum

    July 25, 2018 | 10:00 am

    A Kids Museum

    A creativity fair, calling all young experts!
  • Good Tastes with Brooker!

    July 27, 2018 | 10:30 am

    Good Tastes with Brooker!

    Join us as we welcome Brooker Memorial Dental to learn all about about our tongues and sense of taste.
  • Main Street Marketplace

    July 28, 2018 | 5:00 pm

    Main Street Marketplace

    Community Night
  • KidsPlay Turns 6!

    August 1, 2018 | 5:00 pm

    KidsPlay Turns 6!

    Join us for an old-fashioned birthday party to celebrate!
  • Good Tastes with Brooker!

    August 2, 2018 | 2:00 pm

    Good Tastes with Brooker!

    Join us as we welcome Brooker Memorial Dental to learn all about about our tongues and sense of taste.
  • Main Street Marketplace

    August 2, 2018 | 5:00 pm

    Main Street Marketplace

    Motorcars on Main Street
  • Closing Early

    August 4, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Closing Early

    On Saturday, August 4th KidsPlay will be closing early @ 2 pm.
  • The Summer Fête - Movers, Shakers & Wondermakers

    August 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm

    The Summer Fête - Movers, Shakers & Wondermakers

    Join us for this Celebration of the Makers in our Community!
  • Museum CLOSED - Annual Exhibit Refresh

    September 3, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Museum CLOSED - Annual Exhibit Refresh

    The Museum will be closed September 3 - 6 while we refresh some of our exhibits!
  • Museum CLOSED - Annual Exhibit Refresh

    September 4, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Museum CLOSED - Annual Exhibit Refresh

    The Museum will be closed September 3 - 6 while we refresh some of our exhibits!
  • Museum CLOSED - Annual Exhibit Refresh

    September 5, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Museum CLOSED - Annual Exhibit Refresh

    The Museum will be closed September 3 - 6 while we refresh some of our exhibits!
  • Museum CLOSED - Annual Exhibit Refresh

    September 6, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Museum CLOSED - Annual Exhibit Refresh

    The Museum will be closed September 3 - 6 while we refresh some of our exhibits!
  • Grandparents Day

    September 9, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Grandparents Day

    Honoring all Grandparents with free admission on their special day!
  • Art Adventure with Five Points

    September 20, 2018 | 2:00 am

    Art Adventure with Five Points

    Join this exciting visual literacy art adventure!
  • Nickelodeon World Wide Day of Play

    September 29, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Nickelodeon World Wide Day of Play

    Join us to celebrate what we do best!
  • Open for Play on Indigenous Peoples Day!

    October 8, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play on Indigenous Peoples Day!

    Museum will be open for play Monday, October 8. 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Spooky Science: Let's do Chemistry!

    October 26, 2018 | 5:00 pm

    Spooky Science: Let's do Chemistry!

    Celebrating National Chemistry Week with Fun and Spooky Experiments!
  • Open for Play on Election Day!

    November 6, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play on Election Day!

    Museum will be open Tuesday, November 6 from 10 am - 4 pm. Come vote for your favorite exhibit!
  • Open for Play on Veterans Day!

    November 12, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play on Veterans Day!

    Museum will be open Monday, November 12 from 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday, Nov. 11 & Monday, Nov. 12 we are celebrating Veterans Day by offering free admission to the all our Veterans. We want to thank all former and current military personnel for their dedication and sacrifice!
  • Art Adventures with Five Points Gallery

    November 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm

    Art Adventures with Five Points Gallery

    Exploring lines and form in art.
  • Closed for Play

    November 22, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Closed for Play

    Museum will be closed for Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
  • Full Moon PJ Party

    November 23, 2018 | 5:00 pm

    Full Moon PJ Party

    Wear your jamies for a moonlit party at KidsPlay!
  • Read and Relax with Brady

    December 5, 2018 | 11:30 am

    Read and Relax with Brady

    Grab a good book and join our furry friend!
  • Make It, Take It Gingerbread

    December 14, 2018 | 5:00 am

    Make It, Take It Gingerbread

    Join us for gingerbread house fun!
  • Gifts from the Heart Maker Day

    December 15, 2018 | 11:00 am

    Gifts from the Heart Maker Day

    Come be a creator and not a consumer!
  • Read and Relax with Brady

    December 19, 2018 | 11:30 am

    Read and Relax with Brady

    Grab a good book and join our furry friend!
  • Closed for Christmas

    December 25, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Closed for Christmas

    Happy Holidays from our KidsPlay family to yours!
  • Science Day

    December 26, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Science Day

    Winter Break at KidsPlay-Celebrate science!
  • Technology Day

    December 27, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Technology Day

    Winter Break at KidsPlay-Celebrate technology!
  • Engineering Day

    December 28, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Engineering Day

    Winter Break at KidsPlay-Celebrate engineering!
  • Arts Day

    December 29, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Arts Day

    Winter Break at KidsPlay-Celebrate art!
  • Math Day

    December 30, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Math Day

    Winter Break at KidsPlay-Celebrate math!
  • Countdown to Noon!

    December 31, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Countdown to Noon!

    Join us as we celebrate the new year! Balloons drop at noon and 3pm.
  • Open for Play!

    January 1, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play!

    Open for play on New Years Day!
  • Art Adventure

    January 17, 2019 | 12:00 pm

    Art Adventure

    Join executive director of Five Points Gallery on an art adventure you won't want to miss!
  • Snow Day!

    January 20, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Snow Day!

    We are closed for play today, Sunday, January 20. We wish you a safe and cozy day of play at home.
  • Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    January 21, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    We are open for play - 10 am - 4 pm!
  • NBC's Snow Monster Comes to KP!

    January 21, 2019 | 1:30 pm

    NBC's Snow Monster Comes to KP!

    Come and join us as we meet with the NBC weather team and their jazzed up Jeep, The Snow Monster. Discover how they brave nature's coldest weather events!
  • Family Friday - It's Electric!

    January 25, 2019 | 5:00 pm

    Family Friday - It's Electric!

    Experimenting, imagining, creating! Join us for an extended day of play, featuring themed activities from 5 - 8 pm.
  • Open for Play!

    January 30, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play!

    Come play on your snow day!
  • Open for Play

    February 13, 2019 | 11:00 am

    Open for Play

    We are open today, Wednesday, February 13 from 11 am to 6 pm!
  • Kid Flicks Tour

    February 16, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Kid Flicks Tour

    Presenting Kid Flicks, a touring program of the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Explore new worlds without leaving the Northwest Corner! The Festival will includes 3 short film programs featuring audience favorite and award-winning short films from the 2018 largest film festival for kids and teens. These films encourage exploration, empathy, learning, and, of course, tons of fun!
  • Kid Flicks One

    February 16, 2019 | 11:00 am

    Kid Flicks One

    Curated for ages 3-7, the films of this program explore music, color, and clear narratives. Show times @ 11 am and 5:30 pm
  • Kid Flicks Two

    February 16, 2019 | 1:00 pm

    Kid Flicks Two

    For ages 8+ these films display a variety of filmmaking techniques with layered stories and perspectives.
  • ¡Viva Kid Flicks!

    February 16, 2019 | 3:30 pm

    ¡Viva Kid Flicks!

    A curated selection of Spanish-language short films from NYICFF’s 2018 Friends and Neighbors Program spotlighting Mexico. All films have Spanish and English subtitles with no dialogue. Ages 7+. Show time @ 3:30pm Tickets will be sold at KidsPlay and The Warner Theatre $10 per show includes admission to KidsPlay. $7 per show for Museum Members.
  • Kid Flicks One

    February 16, 2019 | 5:30 pm

    Kid Flicks One

    Curated for ages 3-7, the films of this program explore music, color, and clear narratives. Show times @ 11 am and 5:30 pm
  • Open for Play!

    February 18, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play!

    We will be open for play from 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Open for Play!

    February 19, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play!

    Open from 10 am - 4 pm
  • Art Adventure

    February 21, 2019 | 2:00 pm

    Art Adventure

    Join executive director from Five Points Gallery on an art adventure you won't want to miss!
  • Family Friday - Move and Groove

    February 22, 2019 | 5:00 pm

    Family Friday - Move and Groove

    Experimenting, imagining, creating! Join us for an extended day of play, featuring themed activities from 5 - 8 pm.
  • Cooking with Patty

    March 9, 2019 | 2:30 pm

    Cooking with Patty

    Create and enjoy Flying Saucer Pizzas!
  • Cooking with Patty

    March 16, 2019 | 2:30 pm

    Cooking with Patty

    Learn to make Sunny Cakes!
  • Art Adventure

    March 21, 2019 | 2:00 pm

    Art Adventure

    Join executive director from Five Points Gallery on an art adventure you won't want to miss!
  • Family Friday - Earth and Space Explorers

    March 22, 2019 | 5:00 pm

    Family Friday - Earth and Space Explorers

    Earth and Space STEM activities based on current NASA research!
  • Letters are Characters

    March 28, 2019 | 10:30 am

    Letters are Characters

    A Play-Based, Reading Program for Emerging Readers and an Essential Reading Curriculum for Parents/Caregivers
  • Galaxy Slime

    March 30, 2019 | 12:00 pm

    Galaxy Slime

    Practice a little intergalactic chemistry to create this beautiful out - of - this world slime!
  • Closing Early!

    March 31, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Closing Early!

    We will be closing early @ 2 pm today.
  • Maker Lab - Dino Eggs

    April 6, 2019 | 12:30 pm

    Maker Lab - Dino Eggs

    A dinosaur is trapped in its egg. Can you break the dinosaur out?
  • Spring Break Unplugged!

    April 8, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Spring Break Unplugged!

    Break up the boredom (and screen time!) Join us for play, exploration, ​and discovery during Spring Break. Special activities and guests all week!
  • Cookin' @ KP - Spring Break Unplugged!

    April 8, 2019 | 10:00 am

  • Imagination Creation - Spring Break Unplugged!

    April 9, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Imagination Creation - Spring Break Unplugged!

    Come and discover what your imagination is capable of!
  • Ooey Gooey Day - Spring Break Unplugged!

    April 10, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Ooey Gooey Day - Spring Break Unplugged!

    You won't want to miss this. Getting Messy is a FUNdamental part of growing up!
  • Building Big - Spring Break Unplugged!

    April 11, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Building Big - Spring Break Unplugged!

    How big can your little builder build!?
  • Let's Get Movin' - Spring Break Unplugged!

    April 12, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Let's Get Movin' - Spring Break Unplugged!

    Obstacle courses, dance party and more!
  • Maker Lab - Lava Lamps

    April 13, 2019 | 12:30 pm

    Maker Lab - Lava Lamps

    Let's Make Lava Lamps!
  • Cookin' @ KP - Spring Break Unplugged!

    April 15, 2019 | 10:00 am

  • Imagination Creation - Spring Break Unplugged!

    April 16, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Imagination Creation - Spring Break Unplugged!

    Come and discover what your imagination is capable of!
  • Ooey Gooey Day - Spring Break Unplugged!

    April 17, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Ooey Gooey Day - Spring Break Unplugged!

    You won't want to miss this. Getting Messy is a FUNdamental part of growing up!
  • Building Big - Spring Break Unplugged!

    April 18, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Building Big - Spring Break Unplugged!

    How big can your little builder build!?
  • Playing with Poetry

    April 18, 2019 | 1:00 pm

    Playing with Poetry

    Learn how poetry can make the ordinary, extraordinary!
  • Art Adventure

    April 18, 2019 | 2:00 pm

    Art Adventure

    Join executive director from Five Points Gallery on an art adventure you won't want to miss!
  • Let's Get Movin' - Spring Break Unplugged!

    April 19, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Let's Get Movin' - Spring Break Unplugged!

    Obstacle courses, dance party and more!
  • Family Fridays - EggStravaganza!

    April 19, 2019 | 5:00 pm

    Family Fridays - EggStravaganza!

    Experimenting, imagining, creating! Join us for an extended day of play, featuring themed activities from 5 - 8 pm.
  • Maker Lab - Yarn Chicks

    April 20, 2019 | 12:30 pm

    Maker Lab - Yarn Chicks

    Let's sew Yarn Chicks!
  • Maker Lab - Shoe Box Aquariums

    April 27, 2019 | 12:30 pm

    Maker Lab - Shoe Box Aquariums

    Join us to design your own underwater world.
  • Celebrating Mothers

    May 12, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Celebrating Mothers

    Honoring every mother with free admission on Mother's Day!
  • Family Fridays - May is for Making

    May 17, 2019 | 5:00 pm

    Family Fridays - May is for Making

    Experimenting, imagining, creating! Join us for an extended day of play, featuring themed activities from 5 - 8 pm.
  • Touch a Truck

    May 18, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Touch a Truck

    Join us for 2019 Touch a Truck! Saturday, May 18 from 10 am to 1 pm at the O&G Maintenance Facility located at 900 South Main Street in Torrington, CT.
  • Pop-up Art Adventure

    May 23, 2019 | 2:00 pm

    Pop-up Art Adventure

    Join executive director from Five Points Gallery on an art adventure you won't want to miss!
  • CT Open House Day 2019

    June 9, 2019 | 10:00 am

    CT Open House Day 2019

    Half Price Admission all day.
  • Family Fridays - The Longest Day for Music and Play

    June 21, 2019 | 5:00 pm

    Family Fridays - The Longest Day for Music and Play

    It will be a day you will not want to miss!
  • Closing Early - Fourth of July

    July 4, 2019 | 10:00 am

  • Litchfield County 4-H Summer Programs

    July 17, 2019 | 11:30 am

  • The Summer Fête: Mystery At The Museum

    August 10, 2019 | 6:00 pm

    The Summer Fête: Mystery At The Museum

    A summer celebration with delicious food and drink and interactive challenges throughout the Museum!
  • Art Adventure -

    August 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm

    Art Adventure - "People are Great!"

    Join executive director from Five Points Gallery on an art adventure you won't want to miss!
  • Painting Music

    August 20, 2019 | 10:30 am

    Painting Music

    Paint to the music of Magic Mountain musicians!
  • Action WildLife KidsPlay Day!

    September 14, 2019 | 10:30 am

    Action WildLife KidsPlay Day!

    Fun for the whole family!
  • Discover Norbrook Farm

    September 26, 2019 | 6:00 am

    Discover Norbrook Farm

    Enjoy a private, behind the scenes tour of the brewing operation!
  • Open for Play on Indigenous People's Day

    October 14, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play on Indigenous People's Day

    Monday, October 14 the museum will be open for play! 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Open for Play on Election Day

    November 5, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play on Election Day

    Tuesday, November 5 the Museum will be open for play! 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Tool Time

    November 9, 2019 | 11:00 am

    Tool Time

    Join us to explore and experiment with real tools and supplies!
  • Open for Play on Veteran's Day

    November 11, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play on Veteran's Day

    Monday, November 11 KidsPlay will be open from 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Family Friday - Building Big

    November 15, 2019 | 5:00 pm

    Family Friday - Building Big

    ​Join us for an evening of big building at KidsPlay Children’s Museum on Friday, November 15th from 5 - 8 pm.
  • Art Adventures

    November 21, 2019 | 2:00 pm

    Art Adventures

    Join Executive Director Judy McElhone from the Five Points Gallery on a visual literacy art adventure featuring a walking field trip to the gallery.
  • Meet Brady!

    November 27, 2019 | 11:00 am

    Meet Brady!

    Explore the Museum and spend time with Heidi and her therapy dog, Brady!
  • Gift Making Club

    December 3, 2019 | 4:30 pm

    Gift Making Club

    A special 3-week club session for your child to create handmade gifts for the holidays!
  • Meet Brady!

    December 11, 2019 | 11:00 am

    Meet Brady!

    Explore the museum with Heidi and her therapy dog Brady!
  • Art Adventure!

    December 12, 2019 | 2:00 pm

    Art Adventure!

    ​Join Executive Director Judy McElhone from the Five Points Gallery on a visual literacy art adventure featuring a walking field trip to the gallery.
  • Picturing Peace Opening Reception

    December 13, 2019 | 5:00 pm

    Picturing Peace Opening Reception

    Featuring photos and texts by fifth grade children from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Southern California, and Waterbury CT depicting their concept of Peace.
  • Winter Break - Day 1

    December 20, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Day 1

    Help us kick-off 10 days of STEM!
  • Family Friday - Building Small

    December 20, 2019 | 5:00 pm

    Family Friday - Building Small

    Join us to build a GINGERBREAD HOUSE! Workshops offered at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. Pre-registration is required to reserve your spot.
  • Winter Break - Day 2

    December 21, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Day 2

    Meet in the Block Area to see who can build the longest block bridge!
  • Winter Break - Day 3

    December 22, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Day 3

    Create Together! Hop on stage and be part of the performance of 3 Billy Goats Gruff.
  • Winter Break - Day 4

    December 23, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Day 4

    Meet us in the Literacy Treehouse to see who can build the tallest tree from green plastic cups!
  • Closing early - Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Closing early - Christmas Eve

    We will be closing @ 2 pm on Tuesday, December 24.
  • Winter Break - Day 5

    December 24, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Day 5

    The Museum will be open for play from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm!
  • Closed for Play on Christmas Day

    December 25, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Closed for Play on Christmas Day

    From our KidsPlay Family to yours, Happy Holidays!
  • Winter Break - Day 6

    December 26, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Day 6

    It is so much fun to see objects move through the air tubes. But can you make a paper airplane that will fly further than all the others?
  • Winter Break - Day 7

    December 27, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Day 7

    Create Together, build a Bird! Enjoy assorted books including fiction and non-fiction while you create!
  • Winter Break - Day 8

    December 28, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Day 8

    Can you code an alphabet path for our Bee Bots? Can you help Bee Bot reach the gift at the end?
  • Winter Break - Day 9

    December 29, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Day 9

    Matchbox Rally!
  • Winter Break - Day 10

    December 30, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Winter Break - Day 10

    Have a Ball! Move and groove with assorted music and assorted ball shapes!
  • Countdown to Noon

    December 31, 2019 | 10:00 am

    Countdown to Noon

    Special celebratory events with a balloon drop at noon!
  • New Year's Eve Playtacular!

    December 31, 2019 | 5:00 pm

    New Year's Eve Playtacular!

    Make it an evening to remember! Join us for an exclusive party to ring in 2020!
  • Family Friday - Picturing Peace

    January 17, 2020 | 5:00 pm

    Family Friday - Picturing Peace

    Contribute to the cultivation of a peaceful mindset in our community.
  • Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

    January 20, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

    We are open for play from 10 am - 4 pm!
  • Presidents' Day!

    February 17, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Presidents' Day!

    We are open for play from 10 am to 4 pm!
  • Special February Break Opening!

    February 18, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Special February Break Opening!

    We are open from 10 am to 4 pm for an extra day of play!
  • Building with Home Depot

    February 28, 2020 | 11:00 am

    Building with Home Depot

    Join our friends from The Home Depot for some fun building with kits!
  • Closed for Play on Easter Sunday

    April 12, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Closed for Play on Easter Sunday

    KidsPlay will be closed Sunday, April 12.
  • May the Fourth Be With You!

    May 4, 2020 | 6:00 am

    May the Fourth Be With You!

    Enjoy some family fun time. Online activities Saturday, May 2 through May 4.
  • Caregivers' Circle (Via Zoom)

    May 14, 2020 | 9:30 am

    Caregivers' Circle (Via Zoom)

    ​Come share the challenges and joys you are experiencing during this unusual time.
  • Breakfast Bingo

    July 21, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Breakfast Bingo

    Join us for online fun Tuesdays at 9 am.
  • KidsPlay Show & Tell

    July 22, 2020 | 3:30 pm

    KidsPlay Show & Tell

    ​Your child is invited to a one-of-a-kind Show & Tell with our KidsPlay Education Team!
  • Breakfast Bingo

    July 28, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Breakfast Bingo

    Join us for online fun Tuesdays at 9 am.
  • KidsPlay Show & Tell

    July 30, 2020 | 9:00 am

    KidsPlay Show & Tell

    ​Your child is invited to a one-of-a-kind Show & Tell with our KidsPlay Education Team!
  • Double Your Donation Through Northwest Corner Gives! June 15-July 31.

    July 31, 2020 | 11:55 pm

    Double Your Donation Through Northwest Corner Gives! June 15-July 31.

    Support KidsPlay today! Every dollar doubled.
  • Breakfast Bingo

    August 4, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Breakfast Bingo

    Join us for online fun Tuesdays at 9 am.
  • KidsPlay Show & Tell

    August 6, 2020 | 9:00 am

    KidsPlay Show & Tell

    ​Your child is invited to a one-of-a-kind Show & Tell with our KidsPlay Education Team!
  • Breakfast Bingo!

    August 11, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Breakfast Bingo!

    Join us online Tuesday at 9:00 am for some fun!
  • Bilingual Stories in the Meadow

    August 12, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Bilingual Stories in the Meadow

    Join us Wednesdays at 10 am, starting July 29 at the Tapping Reeve Meadow in Litchfield for FREE bilingual story time!
  • Member Appreciation Days - Open to Members

    August 12, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Member Appreciation Days - Open to Members

    We look forward to safely welcoming you back to KidsPlay to enjoy our exhibits and learn through play!
  • Member Appreciation Days - Open to Members

    August 13, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Member Appreciation Days - Open to Members

    We look forward to safely welcoming you back to KidsPlay to enjoy our exhibits and learn through play
  • Open for Play!

    August 15, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play!

    Starting Saturday, August 15, KidsPlay Museum's galleries are open to the general public. We can't wait to see you!
  • Breakfast Bingo!

    August 25, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Breakfast Bingo!

    Join us online Tuesday at 9:00 am for some fun!
  • Bilingual Stories in the Meadow

    August 26, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Bilingual Stories in the Meadow

    Join us Wednesdays at 10 am, starting July 29 at the Tapping Reeve Meadow in Litchfield for FREE bilingual story time!
  • KidsPlay Show & Tell

    August 27, 2020 | 9:00 am

    KidsPlay Show & Tell

    ​Your child is invited to a one-of-a-kind Show & Tell with our KidsPlay Education Team!
  • Open for Play on Labor Day!

    September 7, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play on Labor Day!

    KidsPlay will be open for play Monday, September 7 from 10 am - 2 pm!
  • Bilingual Stories in the Garden - Canceled

    September 30, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Bilingual Stories in the Garden - Canceled

    Join us for Bilingual Stories in the Garden! (A collaboration between KidsPlay Children's Museum and the Torrington Historical Society.)
  • Bilingual Stories in the Garden

    October 7, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Bilingual Stories in the Garden

    Join us for Bilingual Stories in the Garden! (A collaboration between KidsPlay Children's Museum and the Torrington Historical Society.)
  • Member Hour

    October 8, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Member Hour

    Calling all KidsPlay members, start your play an hour early!
  • Bilingual Stories in the Garden

    October 14, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Bilingual Stories in the Garden

    Join us for Bilingual Stories in the Garden! (A collaboration between KidsPlay Children's Museum and the Torrington Historical Society.)
  • Member Hour

    October 15, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Member Hour

    Calling all KidsPlay members, start your play an hour early!
  • ​Member Hour

    October 22, 2020 | 9:00 am

    ​Member Hour

    Calling all KidsPlay members, start your play an hour early!
  • Member Hour

    October 29, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Member Hour

    Calling all KidsPlay members, start your play an hour early!
  • Not-So-Spooky Hours

    October 30, 2020 | 4:00 pm

    Not-So-Spooky Hours

    KidsPlay will be open Friday, Oct. 30 from 4 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 am to 2 pm & 4 pm to 8 pm.
  • Not-So-Spooky Hours

    October 31, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Not-So-Spooky Hours

    KidsPlay will be open Friday, Oct. 30 from 4 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 am to 2 pm & 4 pm to 8 pm.
  • Open for Play on Election Day!

    November 3, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Open for Play on Election Day!

    The Museum will be open on Tuesday, November 3 from 10 am - 2 pm!
  • ​Member Hour

    November 5, 2020 | 9:00 am

    ​Member Hour

    Calling all KidsPlay members, start your play an hour early!
  • Member Hour

    November 12, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Member Hour

    Exclusive hour of play for our Museum members from 9 am - 10 am!
  • Member Hour

    November 19, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Member Hour

    Exclusive hour of play for our Museum members from 9 am - 10 am!
  • Closed for Thanksgiving

    November 26, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Closed for Thanksgiving

    KidsPlay will be closed on Thursday, November 26.
  • Giving Tuesday

    December 1, 2020 | 12:00 am

    Giving Tuesday

    Your gift will brighten the cold winter months for a local family and support our growing Museum. 
  • Member Hour

    December 3, 2020 | 9:00 am

    Member Hour

    Exclusive hour of play for our Museum members from 9 am - 10 am!

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Important Announcement!

In support of social-distancing, the Museum is closed until April 1.

Please check our social media and website for updates and for ideas for fun hands-on playful learning activities at home.