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The Children's Museum of Connecticut

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950 Trout Brook Dr, West Hartford, CT 06119-1437
+1 860-231-2824
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The Children's Museum of Connecticut in West Hartford, CT

Excellent museum, lots of interactive activities, children will enjoy their visit. Parking is easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gaill27
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Massachusetts
Shame on West Hartford

We went to the museum with our 8 month old grandson. The director was terrific and guided us... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
movingon95
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Hamden, Connecticut
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The Children's Museum in West Hartford, Connecticut 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 our 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. Our unique Children's Museum Preschool, co-located on our 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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average24%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
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“live animals” (8 reviews)
“all ages” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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950 Trout Brook Dr, West Hartford, CT 06119-1437
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+1 860-231-2824

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum, lots of interactive activities, children will enjoy their visit. Parking is easy and there are lots of fun tasks for the children to enjoy.

Thank Gaill27
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We went to the museum with our 8 month old grandson. The director was terrific and guided us through the feeding of all the rescued animals. Whole Foods donates food for the animals. This was the best part of the museum as there is really...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We have gone to the museum likely more than 100 times with our boys, friends, and family. What a gem it is to have in West Hartford. Activities for all ages.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I haven’t been to this facility in a few years and was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful renovation. My grandkids had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go back.

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I paid almost $50 to get in the door with my two year old twins. This is one of the worst children's museums I have been to. The exhibits are small and non-engaging, the animal habitats are sad, and the price is way`too high for...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We enjoyed the animals, butterfly garden and nice displays here. Probably better suited for for smaller children but there was plenty to keep us interested. Dinosaur enthusiasts would enjoy it here.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

As a young child I remember my parents being part of the Connecticut Cetacean Society that built the Whale. I have been going back to the museum often. Now that my kids are grown, I take my nieces and nephews to see the whale and...More

Thank ChiefBill2
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The children's museum was not only fun but also informative. There were many games involving logical reasoning which kept the kids as well as parents occupied. Arranging some cubes so that they fit into a box, guessing items inside a bead box, a huge box...More

Thank Deepa S
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This small and cosy museum is a perfect spot to keep little ones occupied for a few hours. Children 8 and over would probably be bored. My grand-daughter fell in love with the Discovery Room next to the planetarium. Most of the activities there are...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My grandkids enjoyed this museum. Mostly recommend for 5 and under. You won't spend more than an hour or hour and a half here unless your kids really find something they want to spend a lot of time on. It's fairly small...

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