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Formally located at 950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford, The Children's Museum has moved to a temporary location at 180 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford. We welcome you to visit our new facility, where we share grounds with the Emanuel Synagogue.

The Children’s Museum offers hands-on fun with science and nature for younger children and families, school and community groups, and home-schooled children. At the museum and in classrooms throughout Connecticut, we encourage children to become creative thinkers and lifelong learners. Children engage in interactive labs, workshops, multi-sensory exhibits and demonstrations, a live wildlife sanctuary, state-of-the-art digital science dome planetarium shows and movies, vacation camps, sleepovers, birthday parties, scout activities, and special events. The unique Children’s Museum Preschool, co-located on the West Hartford campus, integrates science experiences into early childhood learning. Nearby Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton offers environmental exhibits, nature programs, concerts, and acres of outdoor hiking, bird watching, and winter cross-country skiing.

Tour time: 2 hours

Other amenities: Dining nearby, Gift Shop, Parking, ASTC/ACM Reciprocal Discounts, and Family membership.



Currently, the museum is open to the public Wednesday through Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm, and closed Monday and Tuesday. Holiday hours will vary. General Admission is available for purchase in person on the date of your visit.


General admission: Adults and Children - $15, under the age of 2 and members - FREE

Other Amenities

  • Children's Area
  • Gift Shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Indoor Activity
  • Special Rentals
  • Toilets
  • Wi-Fi

180 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117
United States

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