Programs & Events
Wee Faerie Village
September 28 through October 27, 2019
Visit the Museum this fall for our annual outdoor installation!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane. No, it’s Super-Faerie! Flying high and heading home to the special place where he and his fellow superfaeries live. Get ready to explore SUPERTOPIA: Wee Faerie Superheroes’ Headquarters and Hideaways that features nearly three-dozen faerie-scaled creations inspired by the hideouts and lairs of well-known (and perhaps some lesser known) superheroes.
Imagine coming upon the Bat Cave where Bat-Faerie and Robin-Faerie plan their heroic deeds. Or the awesome Fortress of Solitude where SuperFaerie recharges after defeating a mighty foe. Each superhero hideaways is based on the living situation of the superhero inspiration or mimic their super powers. And because so many superheroes are based on natural phenomenon (spiders, birds, bats, flora) their headquarters and hideouts will be mostly constructed with using natural materials.
Other wee fearie superheroes include Wonder-Faerie, Aqua-Faerie, Incredible-Faerie, Invisible-Faerie, Captain Faerieca, Marvel-Faerie, Iron-Faerie, Daredevil-Faerie, Hawk-Faerie, Doctor Strange-Faerie, Plastic-Faerie, Spider-Faerie, Raven-Faerie, Beast Boy-Faerie, Green Arrow-Faerie, Ant-Faerie, Flash-Faerie, Black Panther- Faerie, Super Girl-Faerie, Faerie-Fantastic, Swamp-Faerie, Ice-Faerie, Faerie- Wolverine, He-Faerie, Dead-Faerie, Faerie-Thor, the Faerie-Hulk, the Faerie-Ninja Turtles, Green Lantern-Faerie, etc. Some may look to the dark side and make hideaways for Poison Ivy-Faerie, Mr. Faerie-Freeze, Joker-Faerie, Riddler-Faerie, or Penguin-Faerie.
All in all, we are in for a Super WFV in 2019!
September 28 to October 27
Hours & Admission
Please note there are special pricing for Wee Faerie Village
Tuesday through Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Open Columbus Day Monday (October 14) 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.
SUPERTOPIA is generously sponsored by The ForGood Fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut; the Joffray Family; the Friends and Family of Lorraine Lieberman in honor of her 95th Birthday; Charter Oak Federal Credit Union; Community Foundation of Middlesex County; and Professional Financial Solutions, LLC.
$14 Seniors (62+)
Children 12 and under are free
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Frequently Asked (Faerie) Questions
Are reservations required?
No reservations are NOT required.
Is it stroller/wheelchair accessible?
Specially designed pathways make much of the Museum’s 13 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 13 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. On Sundays there are hands-on activities in the Hartman Education Center.
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 FGM membership cover admission?
No, there is an additional charge of $5.00 per adult member and children 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.