Happy Noon Years! – Ring in the New Year

December 31, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Children's Museum
950 Trout Brook Dr
West Hartford, CT 06119
Free with Admission/Membership
Got restless kiddos on your hands? Bring them to The Children’s Museum! We have lots going on this week to keep your children busy while having a great time, and we will sneak in a little learning in the process!
Vacation Week Activities

All activities are FREE with admission.

Monday, December 26: Learn About Lars
Make Cotton ball polar bears and learn about insulation.

Tuesday, December 27: Let It Snow
Make a snow globe, cut out snowflakes and participate in storytime.

Wednesday, December 28: Staying Warm When It’s Cold
Make hand warmers and learn how animals stay warm.

Thursday, December 29: The Northern Lights
Find out the about the Northern Lights and create a stained glass window craft.

Friday, December 30:  Fireworks
Learn about the history of fireworks and paint some fireworks.


Saturday, December 31:  Happy Noon Years!   – Ring in the New Year

Help us countdown to 2017 as the “Ball” drops, make party hats, and noisemakers, and celebrate with sparkling cider and snacks!



Vacation Science Camp

There are still a few slots left. Register today!

December 26:Construction Campers

December 27: African Safari Animals

December 28: Winter Science Experiments

December 29: Meet the New Animals

December 30: Building Challenges

January 2: Space Day
Click Here to Register



Planetarium Schedule

Schedule for Dec 26 – 30. Check the planetarium schedule for other days.

  • 10:30 Lars Polar Bear
  • 12:00 Let it Snow 
  • 1:00 The Sky Tonight
  • 2:30 Let it Snow
  • 3:30 Lars Polar Bear

Let It Snow is a limited engagement holiday show and has a cost of $1.50 per ticket for Museum Member and $3.00 per ticket in addition to the cost of general admission for Non-Members. All other Planetarium shows are free for Museum Members and $2.50 for Non-Members.



Animal Demonstrations

Learn about the many animals in our Wildlife Sanctuary.

Monday – Saturday





3:00pm animal feeding






3:00pm animal feeding



Little Explorers 

Ignite the curiosity of your children with our weekly Little Explorers program.

Wednesday, December 28: Silly Snowmen Learn how being silly can help us be creative


Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home

Don’t miss the last few weeks of this amazing exhibit. Here until January 16.



Looking forward to seeing you this week!