Frequently Asked Questions
When are you open?
EverWonder Children's Museum is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm, Fridays from 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays & Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.
EverWonder is closed on the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day, & closes early on Christmas Eve.
Where are you located?
The Museum is located at 31 Pecks Lane, Newtown, CT 06470. We are in an industrial park, located down the 1st driveway off Rt.25/Pecks Lane entrance, near the school buses.
How much is admission?
Children (0-12 months): FREE
Group Rate available with 10 or more people. Please contact us for details. 203-364-4009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memberships start at $125.
EverWonder Children's Museum is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. Donations help support the operation of the museum and are greatly appreciated.
Do you offer memberships?
Yes, we offer several memberships levels, starting at $125. Click here for more details.
Do you offer museum reciprocity?
EverWonder is also a member of the Association of Children's Museums Reciprocal Network. The ACM Reciprocal Network provides 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people! To find out if your museum is one of the over 200 participating museums, check out ACM's brochure.
Do you offer birthday parties?
Yes. Non-member birthday parties start at $275.00 and member birthday parties start at $247.50. Book now to save on your next birthday party! Click here for more details.
Do you offer field trips?
Do you sell gift certificates?
Yes. Gift certificates can be purchased online by clicking here or at the museum.
What ages are the exhibits and programs for?
Visitors of all ages enjoy what EverWonder has to offer. We have a young explorer zone geared towards children ages 5 and under. Our main exhibit area is perfect for children 12 and under with many hands on activities.. We have tinker stations for children ages 5 and older, with parent supervision. Specified ages are included with all individual programs or workshops.
Do you sell food or allow outside food to be brought in?
We do not allow food/beverages in the exhibits areas of the museum. We do have a snack room where you can enjoy food you bring with you. This is a nut free room. We offer light snacks, drinks, and coffee for sale and can be purchased at the front desk. There are vending machines in the common area of our building as well. We also have a list of nearby restaurants at the front desk.
What will I find at EverWonder?
EverWonder houses the following hands-on exhibits:
Young Explorer Zone (Light/Color Room, Nature Room, Build a city Room, Kitchen Room, Velcro Wall, Sand Table, Toddler Climber/Slide)
Tinker Stations (containing rotating activities such as: electronics to take apart, circuit building, construction materials, and mind puzzles)
Imagination Playground Building Room
Ramp and Track Building Room
Digital Media Lab
Digital Media Studio
Main Exhibit Area
Theramin Sound Instrument
Three-Wheeled Racer Car Track
Swinging Art Harmonograph
coming soon: Air Play by Praxair!
In addition to these exhibits, EverWonder is continuously working to introduced new rotating exhibits and table top activities in the classroom.
Do you accept donations of materials?
Yes, we accept donations. At EverWonder, we are always looking for new and exciting things to take apart in our Tinker Lab and to use in our Art Labs. Below are the items we can and cannot accept. If you don't see an item on the list, or have a question about donations, please call 203-364-4009 or email email@example.com.
Items We Love:
Bottle Caps (Plastic, Not Metal)
Paper Bags (With Handles Only)
Paper towel/toilet paper tubes
Items we cannot except:
Anything with glass
Why do we need a children’s museum?
We see a need in this area for a permanent place where children can explore, think outside-the-box, and challenge their minds in an informal, fun environment on a regular basis. Through STEAM-based exhibits and programs, we hope to inspire children and cultivate a lifelong love-of-learning so that they will develop an interest in science and the world around them.
How is the museum funded?
EverWonder is funded through grants, individual donations, corporate sponsors, and special events.
How can I help?
Support our efforts by making a donation and/or volunteering your time, talent, or expertise. We are always looking for volunteers to get involved in this exciting project. Whether you have a special talent or area of expertise, or you would like to volunteer at an event, we would love to hear from you! This effort to bring a children’s museum to Newtown began with the idea of a few parents and volunteers and has made strides towards its goal by numerous volunteers generously donating their time. Thank you to all our past, current, and future supporters – this will be a museum for the community, created by the community! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Our organization was incorporated in January 2011 as Newtown Children's Museum Inc. and is doing business as EverWonder Children's Museum.