The Children's Museum, West Hartford

2.8
#6 of 14 in Childrens Museums in Connecticut
The Children’s Museum in West Hartford and Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton are Connecticut’s premiere destinations for exploration and education. The Children's Museum Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 100 live rescued animals. Travelers Science Dome is CT's largest digital full dome planetarium, and fun with science and nature for the family or school group, scout group, and more. Great place for a birthday party for your favorite child. Free onsite parking, walking distance to West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square. Admission: $14.75 ages 13 and up, $13.75 for children age 2-12 and senior age 63+; free for under age 2. Join our email list for special offers and discounts! Open Tuesday -

Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm. The Children’s Museum in West Hartford and Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton are Connecticut’s premiere destinations for exploration and education. The Children's Museum Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 100 live rescued animals. Travelers Science Dome is CT's largest digital full dome planetarium, and fun with science and nature for the family or school group, scout group (we have Camp-ins!), and more. Great place for a birthday party for your favorite child. Free onsite parking, walking distance to West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square. Admission: $14.75 ages 13 and up, $13.75 for children age 2-12 and senior age 63+; free for under age 2. Join our email list for special offers and discounts! Open Tuesday -

Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm. Open Mondays during the summer and on local school holidays. Our West Hartford road trip planning website makes visiting West Hartford and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • At first appearance the facility needs a rehab, but the activities inside cover everything from space exploration to animals to a sound factory. The kids had an amazing time, because the activities.....  more »
  • We took our 3 grandchildren here on a day off from school. It was wonderful! Enough to do for an 11, 9 and 6 year old. Mostly hands-on, which they loved. Stayed about 3 hours which was enough time to....  more »
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  • Great whale sculpture outside for children to climb on. Fascinating butterfly exhibit and wonderful planetarium. Wide variety of live animals and several fun hands-on activities for pre and school age children. Very helpful staff, free, handicap accessible parking, reasonable admission fees. Website very informative. A nice little museum!
  • Nice place to go with children. There are a lot of learning stations here. My granddaughter loves it. There is a nice picnic area. This is the perfect day trip for the family. I can't wait to go back.

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