June Events at KidsPlay

June Events at KidsPlay

Engineers, architects, and makers often start their work or ideas by approaching a problem and asking questions. They start with big questions like “What’s inside?”, “Can I view this in a different way?”, and “What can I observe and explore?”. Being a maker requires trial and error, learning from mistakes, and lots of imagination. These skills can also be used to think about our own feelings and problems, and how to navigate emotional challenges. This month let us use our Maker skills to explore both the outside world and ourselves!

June's StoryWalk™ is If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen

Franklin Plaza Market Place
June 9 at 4 pm to 7 pm

Join us this summer at the Franklin Plaza Market Place. We will have fun activities and projects to enjoy. Products from our Tiny Toy Shop will also be available for purchase.

Blue Star Museum Program
Saturday, May 21 to September 5

KidsPlay is proud to be Blue Star Museum! Blue Star Museums is a free admission program for active military and their families from Armed Forces Day (May 21, 2022) to Labor Day (September 5, 2022).
Use the promo code BLUESTAR when reserving your tickets online*.

*A valid ID must be presented to front desk staff upon arrival

Inclusive Playtime
Friday, June 10 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm & Sunday, June 26 at 9 am to 10 am

Inclusive Playtime provides a sensory-friendly and judgment-free environment for play and learning for children with disabilities, on the autism spectrum, and/or sensory processing challenges and their families. Finding places for the whole family to play without stress can be difficult. During Inclusive Playtime we further limit capacity, lower the lights, decrease the sounds throughout the exhibits, and provide adaptive equipment such as noise-reducing headphones.
Click here to register.

CT Open House Day
Saturday, June 11

Join us for the 18th annual CT Open House Day for 1/2 price admission for CT residents! We will be featuring our Maker Space with fun activities and challenges. 
Starting 6/6, use promo code CTOH when reserving your tickets online.

Father's Day at KidsPlay
Sunday, June 19 

Fathers Play Free on Father's Day! 
We are honoring all Fathers and Grandfathers with FREE admission on their special day~
Starting 6/15, use promo code DAD22 when reserving your tickets online.

Dance Around the World
Tuesday, June 21 at 5 pm to 7 pm

As part of Make Music Day, we are celebrating both movement and music with Dance Around the World. Partnered with Our Culture is Beautiful (OCIB), there will be dance performances and instrument making crafts right here in the KidsPlay parking lot. Make some noise and move your body!


Stories in the Meadow

Tuesdays, June 28 - July 19 at 10:30 am

Relax in the Tapping Reeve Meadow at the Litchfield Historical Society and listen to stories read in both English and Spanish by KidsPlay volunteers, Humphry Rolleston and Carmen Neale. The theme is Art is Everywhere. An interactive art-themed activity will follow.
Please feel free to bring folding chairs and blankets for your comfort. Rain date is July 26.
Click here to register.

KidsPlay's Best Summer EVER
Starting Thursday, June 23

KidsPlay's Best Summer Ever is filled to the brim with fun and exciting programs for you and your child. Every Thursday evening in summer, KidsPlay will be hosting a special program at the museum with partner organizations including White Memorial, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Roaring Brook Nature Center, BubbleMania, and many more!

~ More information to come soon ~

Tales with Humphry
Fridays at 11 am

Humphry returns! Relax at the KidsPlay Stage and enjoy stories read by Humphry!



Payment Types Accepted - Cash, Check, and all major credit cards

Languages at KidsPlay - English, Spanish and Sign Language

KidsPlay Children's Museum, Inc. is a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit organization


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.