Current Events & Exhibits

Connecticut River Museum is well known for its wonderful and educational events and exhibitions. Please view all the upcoming happenings taking place by the Connecticut River this season.

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RiverQuest Osprey/Eagle Cruise

Saturday, April 20 Sunday, April 21 Wednesday, April 24 Saturday, April 27 Sunday, April 28 RiverQuest departs from the Connecticut River Museum for early spring cruises. Ticket holders enjoy the river and its wildlife from the water, as well as […]

Earth Day Cruise

RiverQuest River Cruise Earth Day Cruise Saturday, April 20 3:00 to 4:30pm   $20: Members $25: Non-members RESERVE YOUR SPACE A special 90-minute cruise in celebration of Earth Day Join us on a special cruise featuring former Connecticut Department of […]

2024 Annual Burning of the Ships Commemoration

May 11, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2024 Annual Burning of the Ships Commemoration Essex’s Annual Burning of the Ships Day commemorates one of the worst events in the town’s history- the fateful night in April, 1814 when a company […]

RiverQuest Spring Foliage Sunset Cruise

Take a relaxing 2 hour cruise to enjoy the Spring Foliage and evening views on the lower Connecticut River. We will see the pastel hues of the spring foliage and the beauty of the river at daytime or twilight. See […]

$36 – $40

Mother’s Day Cruises

Spend some quality time with Mom! On this special day, MOM IS HALF PRICE! On these cruises you can share the nature and history of the lower Connecticut River and see the beautiful Spring Foliage with your family! Let Mom […]

RiverQuest – Selden Island Hike

The Connecticut River Museum is excited to offer this unique experience. We will be departing on the vessel RiverQuest at 8:00am to go to Selden Neck State Park. There will be 3 guided hikes of your choosing. Pack a lunch […]

$75 – $85

Andrew Fisk presents Generating Challenges: Hydropower on the Connecticut River

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT, United States

Live from the Boathouse! Andrew Fisk presents Generating Challenges: Hydropower on the Connecticut River 6:00 – 7:00 pm Members: FREE (please use the ticket reservation link to reserve your spot) Non-Members: $5.00   There are a total of sixteen large […]

River Tales: They Call Me River

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT, United States

May 18th @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm River Tales: They Call Me River 11:00 – 12:00 pm Child + Adult Members: $5.00 Child + Adult Non-Members: $8.00   Purchase Tickets Here   The journey of a flowing river begins […]

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