November 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm


As part of the Connecticut Storytelling Center’s month-long celebration of Storytelling, TCM will welcome storyteller Ann Shapiro for a special program from 1:00-1:45. Ann will bring her kid-friendly folk tales and music to the museum, with stories about animals, gardens, the ocean, and the adventures of Anansi the Spider. The Children’s Museum staff gets in on the storytelling spirit, too. Hear the stories behind one of the constellations at each of the day’s planetarium shows, learn the stories behind our animals and how they came to live in our wildlife sanctuary, and from 2:00 – 4:00, visitors can create their own tales — then combine creativity with engineering by building shadow puppets to share their stories.


The Children’s Museum Presents

Tellabration!  A Celebration of the Oral Tradition

Tellabration is a mammoth storytelling event – and that’s no Tall Tale! It’s a storytelling phenomenon, made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Its purpose is to introduce adults, as well as children, to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling.  It is one of the programs offered by The Connecticut Storytelling Center, based at Connecticut College in New London.