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 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

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.

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.

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. Please call for more information.

May – October

Onrust Cruise & Self Guided Visit
Onrust Cruise & Guided Museum Tour

 

Youth & Scout Programs

Scout and Youth Groups, including Pre-schoolers, Civic Groups, and 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 call our Education Director, 860.767.8269, ext 113, for a program designed just for you.

Youth Programs

The Connecticut River Museum offers several programs for Youth Groups. Visit the Museum and take part in a field trip to discover the Connecticut River Valley and explore the natural environment and human experience along its 410 miles.

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.

All programs require a minimum of 15 children.

Registrations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

Final Payment is due one week before the date of the program.

Programs may be scheduled year round during regular Museum hours.

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. Bring your den or troop on a field trip to discover the Connecticut River Valley!

All programs require a minimum of 15 Scouts.

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.

Final Payment is due one week before the date of the program.

Scout Programs may be scheduled year round during regular Museum hours.

Pre-School Programs

All Connecticut River Museum Programs are designed to best accommodate your areas of interest. Museum teachers work with you for a personalized experience.

 

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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