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Best Museum

1st) Yale Peabody Museum

"Where else can you bring the kids to interact with a gigantic bed bug (like the one in director Derek Briggs' hand in the photo below), catch an educational puppet show and check out an array of fish skeletons that are not only intellectually stimulating but also aesthetically pleasing? None other then the Peabody Museum, which has won Best Museum in our readers' poll for 18 years in a row. “But we haven’t gotten complacent,” Briggs says. This year the Peabody will host “Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs, Lice and Beyond,” and “Fishes” — two exhibits Briggs is particularly excited about. “Bloodsuckers” focuses on “all those nasty little creatures that feed on your blood,” Briggs says, with a focus on where they come from and how to get rid of them. “Fishes” is from the Smithsonian collection of high-contrast X-rays that are “both scientifically and artistically exciting.” "

170 Whitney Ave.
New Haven
(203) 432-5050


2nd) Florence Griswold Museum

96 Lyme St.
Old Lyme
(860) 434-5542

3rd) Knights of Columbus Museum

1 State St.
New Haven
(203) 865-0400

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