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The Museum will be CLOSING at 2:00 pm today, Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Roaring Brook Nature Center will also be closing at 2:00 pm today.

  • September is Literacy Month at The Children's Museum!

  • Fall Business Hours: Wed-Fri 9:30am-3:30pm, Sat 1-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. CLOSED Saturday, September 30, 2023.

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  • Click here to access our Wildlife Sanctuary Wishlist and our Preschool Wishlist

The Children’s Museum in West Hartford

The Children’s Museum’s mission is to provoke lifelong experiential learning and innovation among children, adults, and their communities. We do this by offering hands-on fun with science and nature for younger children, their caregivers, community organizations, and schools. At the Museum and in classrooms throughout Connecticut (and beyond), we encourage children to become creative thinkers and lifelong learners. Children engage in our interactive demonstrations, workshops, multi-sensory exhibits, wildlife sanctuary, and other special events. Our unique Children’s Museum Preschool, located within our West Hartford campus, integrates science experiences into early childhood learning. Nearby Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton offers animal and environmental exhibits, nature programs, birthday parties, scout activities, concerts, hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, and is home to our Wildlife Clinic.

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