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This section features museums and other attractions related to science, technology and industrial history, including railroads, aviation and other forms of transportation. Natural history museums are listed in the "Creatures" section but may also be listed here.

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American Clock & Watch Museum

Bristol, CT, USA

This museum is dedicated solely to horology, which is the history, science and art of timekeeping and timekeepers. . .

Bruce Museum of Arts and Science

Greenwich, CT, USA

The Bruce Museum has art and natural history exhibition space. . .


Connecticut Antique Machinery Association

Kent, CT, USA

This all-volunteer organization operates a museum "dedicated to the preservation, restoration and demonstration of antique machinery from our rich industrial and agricultural past. . ."

Connecticut River Museum

Essex, CT, USA

The Connecticut River Museum focuses on the marine environment and maritime heritage of the Connecticut River Valley . . .

Connecticut Science Center

Hartford, CT, USA

The Connecticut Science Center is a nine-story museum located on the Connecticut River in Hartford, Connecticut. . .

Connecticut Trolley Museum

East Windsor, CT, USA

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is the oldest incorporated museum dedicated to electric railroading in the United States. . .


Eli Whitney Museum

Hamden, CT, USA

The Eli Whitney Museum is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. . .

Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Iron Furnace

Kent, CT, USA

The Sloane-Stanley Museum features the studio and antique hand tool collections of Eric Sloane. . .


Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

Essex, CT, USA

Heritage railroad and river boat tours in the Connecticut River Valley. . .

Ledyard Water-Powered Sawmill

Ledyard, CT, USA

This attraction features a restored water-powered sawmill. . .


Lock Museum Of America

Terryville, CT, USA

The Lock Museum of America houses an extensive lock collection. . .

National Helicopter Museum

Stratford, CT, USA

The National Helicopter Museum is a non-profit museum focused on the history of the helicopter and aviation industry . . .

Nature's Art Village

Montville, CT, USA

This tourist attraction includes the Dinosaur Place theme park, an antiques marketplace and The Gateway Museum. . .


New Britain Industrial Museum

New Britain, CT, USA

The museum celebrates the industrial history of New Britain. . .

New England Air Museum

Windsor Locks, CT, USA

The New England Air Museum is an aerospace museum located at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. . .


Peabody Museum of Natural History

New Haven, CT, USA

The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University is among the oldest and largest natural history museums in the world. . .

Shore Line Trolley Museum

East Haven, CT, USA

The Shore Line Trolley Museum, located in East Haven, Connecticut, is the oldest operating trolley museum in the United States. . .

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford, CT, USA

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is an art, history, nature, and agricultural sciences museum. . .


The Submarine Force Museum

Groton, CT, USA

The United States Navy Submarine Force Library and Museum is the only submarine museum managed exclusively by the Naval History & Heritage Command division of the US Navy. . .

Zoos & Aquariums

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Bridgeport, CT, USA

The Beardsley Zoo, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is the only AZA-accredited zoo in the state of Connecticut. . .

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Norwalk, CT, USA

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is an aquarium located in the South Norwalk section of Norwalk, Connecticut. . .

Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, CT, USA

The Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut is one of three US facilities holding Steller sea lions, and it has the only beluga whales in New England. . .

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