Group Tours

The Connecticut River Museum welcomes adult groups to come explore the Museum and discover the rich heritage and natural beauty of the Connecticut River Valley. The Museum is ADA accessible and open year round from 10am to 5pm.

Museum Programs

 

Guided Tour

A Museum Teacher will guide your group through three floors of exhibit galleries.
A tour generally lasts 45 minutes to one hour.
After the guided tour, your group is welcome to continue to explore the
Museum, Gift Shop and Grounds.
$9 per person

Self-Guided Tour

Your group may choose to explore the Museum on your own.
You will be greeted by a staff member at the front desk to get your started on your tour.
$8 per person

Helpful information for Planning Your Visit

  • 1.

    Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

  • 2.

    Advance registration is required.

  • 3.

    You can choose from one or more of the listed programs or discuss specialty program options with the Education Department.

  • 4.

    Programs are available year round.

  • 5.

    The Museum galleries are ADA accessible and the boat cruises are accessible for most mobility levels.

  • 6.

    Groups traveling in large buses should contact Education Director for further information.

Museum Group Tours & River Cruise Packages

River Cruises are offered onboard the Onrust from May to October. These programs require a minimum of 15 people and are available on weekdays only.

May – October

Onrust Cruise & Self Guided Visit: $36.00 per person
Onrust Cruise & Guided Museum Tour: $37.00 per person

Winter Wildlife River Cruises are offered on board our partner vessel RiverQuest in February and March. These programs require a minimum of 20 people and are available on weekdays only.

February-March

Winter Wildlife Cruise & Self Guided Visit: $44.00 per person
Winter Wildlife Cruise & Guided Visit: $53.00 per person

Plein Air Art Experience

Enjoy the River views that surround you. The Museum campus is located directly on the Connecticut River waterfront and includes a lawn and deck area for viewing the River. You will have access to the Museum and amenities during your outing.

Visit for the day for just $7 per person

Enhance your Experience

Add Lunch and Make It A Day! Stop in for a full-service meal at the historic Griswold Inn or another restaurant in the area. Or choose a delicious box lunch from Olive Oyls or other area restaurants to be enjoyed on our grounds or on a river cruise. For a list of local restaurants and contact information visit ?
Create a day or even multi day trip and visit other sites in the region.

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Youth & Scout Programs

Scout and Youth Groups, including Camp Groups, can visit the Connecticut River Museum throughout the year and participate in a wide variety of programs and workshops. Bring your group on a field trip to discover the Connecticut River Valley and explore the natural environment and human experience along its 410 miles. Every program encourages children to learn about local history and the environment through interactive discovery activities.

Groups are invited to choose programs from our menu or to or call for a specialty program.

Youth Programs

The Connecticut River Museum offers several programs for Youth Groups. Visit the Museum and take part in a fieldtrip to discover the Connecticut River Valley and explore the natural environment and human experience along its 410 miles. Every program encourages children to learn about local history and the environment through interactive

All Connecticut River Museum Programs are designed to best accommodate your areas of interest. From Guided Tours to sails on the Onrust, Museum teachers work with our existing programs or will work with you on a personalized experience. You may choose from School Programs or Scout Programs or request a program.

All programs require a minimum of 15 children, except for the RiverQuest which requires a minimum of 20 participants.

Registrations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

Payment is due on the date of the program.

Programs may be scheduled year round during regular Museum, including afterschool hour, over school vacation weeks or on select weekend dates.

Scout Programs

The Connecticut River Museum offers several programs for Scouts. Bring your den or troop on a field trip to discover the Connecticut River Valley and explore the natural environment and human experience along its 410 miles. Every program encourages children to learn about local history and the environment through interactive discovery activities. All Connecticut River Museum Scout Programs are designed to meet badge, patch and award requirements and can be adjusted to accommodate most

requests. All Connecticut River Museum Scout Programs are designed to meet badge, patch and award requirements and can be adjusted to accommodate most specific requests. Bring your den or troop on a field trip to discover the Connecticut River Valley and explore the natural environment and human experience along its 410 miles. Every program encourages children to learn about local history and the environment through interactive discovery activities.

All programs require a minimum of 15 Scouts, except for the RiverQuest which requires a minimum of 20 participants.

Scout groups are welcome to partner together in order to reach the required number of children.

Registrations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

Payment is due on the date of the program. Select weekend dates.

Scout Programs may be scheduled year round during regular Museum hours, including afterschool hour, over school vacation weeks or on select weekend dates.

  • 30
    MINUTE

    GUIDED TOUR
    $5.00 Per Youth or Scout

  • 60
    MINUTE

    MUSEUM PROGRAMS
    $5.00 Per Youth or Scout

  • 90
    MINUTE

    MUSEUM PROGRAMS
    $8.00 Per Youth or Scout

  • 60
    MINUTE

    BOAT PROGRAM
    $15.00 Per Youth or Scout

Adult Pricing

Additional Adults - Boat Onrust Programs

$15.00 Each

Additional Adults - Boat Riverquest Programs

$20.00 Each

Additional Adults - Program Ages 6-8

(1 Adult per 8 scouts complimentary)

$5.00 Each

Additional Adults - Program Ages 9+

(1 Adult per 10 scouts complimentary)

$5.00 Each

Public Programs

We offer a wide variety of public events designed to connect audiences with all aspects of the Connecticut River, both historical and environmental. The programs aim to enhance the museum experience by supporting education, outreach and fundraising efforts. The events offered are dynamic, fun, content-rich, and intend to fully and deeply engage visitors. Programs include live music, paddle exploration opportunities, group hikes, timely and engaging lectures, theatric storytelling, and food and drink. All of our programs can be found on our calendar of events.

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