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Meigs Point Nature Center

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great visit to the Nature Center

Small, but a fun family destination. Adult children had a great time as well as young children... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madison, Connecticut
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Truly a delightful way to spent time with the family.

The displays were very informative BUT the interactive indoor exhibit with native Long Island... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Guilford, Connecticut
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Meigs Point Nature Center is an exciting and vital environmental learning center open to all ages at Hammonasset Beach State Park. The Nature Center is host to a variety of native animals, including: turtles, snakes, amphibians, crabs and fish. Most...more
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1288 Boston Post Rd, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT 06443-3444
+1 203-245-8743
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small, but a fun family destination. Adult children had a great time as well as young children. Lots to look at....mashes and turtles we were the highlights!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jschieren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The displays were very informative BUT the interactive indoor exhibit with native Long Island species was fun for all. You could touch, feel and study all that was in the tank. We live fairly close and visit quite a bit. It NEVER gets old. Great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ckbucks
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We visited in the Fall when it was very quiet. The staff were really helpful. The exhibits were informative, but would probably be even better in the Summer when there are more birds about

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ghislaine1
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a hidden gem in Hammonasset State Park. My family have been in the park many times and we usually head straight to the beach and pass by Meigs Point. We stopped by as we had parked nearby and were really surprised by how...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ol r
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We visit this centre every time we are in the US. The new centre has certainly made its mark. I love the seaside sculptures outside and also the murals in the shingles on the side of the building. The galleries inside are well presented and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnfromSheringham
Reviewed 22 September 2018

You can not beat the fact there is no cost.Nice little Nature Center, they even have sea creatures you can touch. Especially nice for children.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WoodbridgeFoodfan
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with my daughter and her 8 month old son. The docents were very engaging and informative. The displays were interesting and very well annotated. Compact but full of interesting facts and information for all ages. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We spent an hour inside of this free nature center. The kids loved the touch tank and seeing the animals. We then took a trail behind the nature center and loved every minute of it. The skeat was cool and the osprey a blast. I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 551RuthM
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Way bigger and nicer inside than one would imagine! The exhibits were engaging and well maintained. Spent a great half hour inside.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It’s a tiny place but enough to Do especially for kids . I found it a fun enjoyable and fun place. Walk around the grounds too. Check out the interesting sculptures out in the garden. Volunteers are inside and are very knowledgeable

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank FarAway730982
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