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The Children's Museum

A one-of-a-kind children's museum featuring hands-on exhibits, live animals, digital space and science shows, and programs for the entire family.

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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 the 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, Dining nearby, Gift Shop, Parking, Parking, Printed Guides, Special Packages.


Pricing: General admission $8, children (under 2) free.

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Indoor Activity, Special Rentals



950 Trout Brook Dr.
West Hartford, CT 06119


Fri.-Sun. 10-2. To encourage staggered visits we have entry times at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Timed tickets are required before entry. The planetarium is closed at this time.

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