Programs & Events
Wee Faerie Village
- The Museum will be closed Sunday, April 9 in observance of Easter.
September 30—October 29
Wee Faerie Village presents...Fathom Heights!
This year, we are really going overboard! Hold your breath and dive right in to explore the community of Fathom Heights, the wonderful underwater world of the sea faeries.
06H20 is the Connecticut zip code for a fashionable shoreside community where the wee sea faeries—enchanted creatures sporting both wings and fins—live, work, and play. From shell encrusted houses and coffee shops to kelp-covered schools, theaters, and sport arenas, you’ll love visiting this underwater wonderland.
The event will feature nearly 30 sea faerie installations as well as a fun roster of special events to compliment the theme. Full calendar coming soon!
This year’s Wee Faerie Village opens on September 30 and runs through October 29.
Since 2009 over 175,000 visitors have immersed themselves in the spirit of imagination and whimsy that comes from visiting at least two dozen pint-sized installations across the Museum’s campus on a perfect autumn day, and this will be no exception!
Check back soon to learn more about special events happening on campus throughout October. And watch the Museum’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) for updates and behind the scenes content.
September 30—October 29
Hours & Admission
Please note there is special pricing for Wee Faerie Village.
Tuesday through Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Admission includes access to the Wee Faerie Village outdoor exhibition and the special exhibitions in the Krieble Gallery, as well as the historic Florence Griswold House and the rest of the Museum’s facilities. All visitors are responsible for the additional special event admission. During this time, Museum passes, Library passes, 2-for-1 offers, and other discounts apply to the regular admission fee.
$15 Seniors (62+)
Children 12 and under are free
*Supporting and higher level members are free
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Free Admission is extended to SNAP/EBT cardholders (good for four people per visit) with no additional event fee.View Event Details
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Frequently Asked (Faerie) Questions
Are reservations required?
Reservations are not required. Visitors may purchase tickets onsite on the day of their visit.
Is it stroller/wheelchair accessible?
Specially designed pathways make much of the Museum’s 12 acres accessible by wheelchair. Some areas are lawn.
Is this just for children?
No, it is enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
How much walking is involved?
The Village is scattered throughout our 12-acre campus.
Are there places to sit along the way?
There are benches in the garden and several chairs by the river, but not along the bulk of the trail.
Does it close when it rains?
The Village is open rain or shine.
How long does it take to go through?
You can spend as little or as much time as you like. There are nearly 30 stops along the trail. Visitors also have access to the galleries and the Florence Griswold House. There may be special activities on the day of your visit that you would like to participate in.
Is it free with my library’s pass?
No, there is an additional charge of $5.00 per adult using the library pass and children are free.
Does my FloGris Membership cover admission?
No, there is an additional charge of $5.00 per adult Member and children are free. Supporting and higher level Members are free.
What about Group Tours?
During Wee Faerie Village, group rate for 10 or more is $12 with confirmation form and a single payment. Children 12 and under are FREE. Book now!
Can I purchase admission for only the Wee Faerie Village?
No, our posted admission prices apply.