New Haven Kid Stuff

New Haven has many options when it comes to programs and activities that are especially geared for children.  


From museums to sailing classes, New Haven has it all!  Below are just a few of the options to choose from.  


The Connecticut Children's Museum: 
In the Connecticut Children's Museum there are eight thematic and community-inspired rooms.  There are also books to enrich each exhibit and a template of textures and languages to support absolute accessibility.  The rich and playful color palette of the museum is complemented by a unique set of murals emerging from the arts community and children's art.
New Haven Free Public Library
Haven Free Public Library invites you to browse our pages and visit our branches for a world of knowledge and information at your fingertips.  Through its collection, media, services and programs, the library promotes literacy, reading, personal development and cultural understanding for the individual and the community at large.
New Haven Parks & Recreation
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees is responsible for the stewardship of the City of New Haven's entrusted assets for the enhancement of the City, the enjoyment of its citizens and for initiating and conducting recreational programs and activities for all New Haven citizens.
Neighborhood Music School
We believe that an education in the arts is one of the most essential and enriching experiences a child, teen or adult can enjoy. Our school provides an environment and program which joins people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and financial circumstances in joyful and enriching opportunities for music and dance.

Peabody Museum of Natural History:
The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University is among the oldest, largest, and most prolific university natural history museums in the world. Most known to the public for its Great Hall of Dinosaurs, which includes a mounted juvenile Apatosaurus and the 110-foot (34 m) long mural, The Age of Reptiles; it also has permanent exhibits dedicated to human and mammal evolutionwildlifedioramasEgyptian artifacts; and the birdsminerals and Native Americans of Connecticut.

Schooner Inc. Marine Education
Schooner Inc is a non-profit marine education organization that promotes environmental awareness and personal growth with activities based on New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound. Schooner Inc is divided into two parts in order to meet our mission. 
Yale Center for British Art: 
There is always something for every member of the family at the Yale Center for British Art. Children can explore the museum’s collections with specially designed self-guided tours available at the Information Desk. The Center also offers performances and workshops for children and their parents throughout the year. Whether it is an interactive concert‚ craft activities‚ or a theatrical performance‚ the whole family will learn about art and history in new and creative ways.