As a member of The Children’s Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center, you will receive invites to exclusive events and may take part in special deals. Look out for these invitations through email. This page is where you will find the latest bonus benefits that will help you take full advantage of everything your membership to TCM and RBNC has to offer.
To find out more about the current Members Only opportunities going on at this time please call the Membership Department at 860.726.4247.
MEMBERS DO NOT PRE-REGISTER, IF THE MUSEUM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, YOU ARE WELCOME TO STOP BY FOR A VISIT AT ANY TIME:
Member Adult – FREE
Member Child – FREE (ages 2-16)
Toddlers (Member Tot) – FREE (under the age of 2)
HAVE YOU HEARD?
We are excited to announce the next step in our mission to inspire lifelong learning among children and their caregivers by providing experiential learning programs covering STEAM, health, nature, and the environment. You may have heard that due to the sale of the property we currently lease, we are relocating our museum operations. To continue to serve our community, we will be moving our Museum and our Preschool to a temporary location while we continue to develop plans for a new permanent site.
In our temporary home, we will focus on supporting our family audience with engaging hands-on exhibits geared towards children ages 2 to 8 years old. Many of our animals will continue to be housed with us and will be looking forward to interacting with our families when we open in our new temporary location.
We will honor an extension to expiration dates of family memberships for the length of time our museum is closed as we facilitate the move. We are working towards an early October re-opening in our temporary home at 180 Mohegan Drive here in West Hartford.
Please note: 180 Mohegan Drive is a newly established address and may not yet be recognized by mapping apps. When inputting directions for GPS, please use 160 Mohegan Drive.
We look forward to this exciting opportunity and building a better future together!
Our planetarium shows are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with the last shows at our Trout Brook location happening Monday, August 29th. Show times for this day will be a Live Sky Tour at 11:00, Astronaut at 12:00, and a Live Sky Tour at 1:00. Please note shows and times are subject to change.
Winged Wonders Butterfly House-
Our butterfly house will remain open through September 3rd. Please note that the last release was Tuesday, August 16th, and butterflies are expected to populate the house over the next several weeks. The house will be closed during inclement weather (e.g. thunderstorms or extreme heat). On days we are open 10:00-2:00, Winged Wonders is open 10:00-2:00. On days we are open 9:30-4:30, Winged Wonders is open 10:00-4:00.
Don’t forget— The Children’s Museum Group includes Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton. The Museum’s move within West Hartford will not affect the Nature Center.
For more info, check out their website HERE.
Don’t forget to take advantage of some of your Membership savings:
- A full year of free, unlimited admission to The Children’s Museum in West Hartford & Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton
- Two, one-time use, complimentary guest passes for use at either of our locations
- $10 off $20 coupon for TCM/RBNC gift shops
- $5 off TCM & $2 off RBNC guest admissions
- 10% discount in our gift shops
- Reduced cost on programming (camps, birthday parties, nature walks, special events)
Reciprocal and Animal Sponsor Membership Benefits, Essential for Traveling!
If you have purchased a Reciprocal or Animal Sponsor Membership you already have these additional benefits. Dual memberships may upgrade to include ASTC and ACM reciprocity at any time!
The ASTC Travel Passport Program is a reciprocal admission program that offers a travel benefit to Reciprocal and Animal Sponsor Members. Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Reciprocal Network is essential when you travel or are on vacation. Under this reciprocity, you will receive FREE general admission to participating museums and science centers. Travel distance exclusions apply. To find out more about ASTC and their Reciprocal Network visit their website.
ACM Reciprocal Network benefits include 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people each time you visit a participating museum. To find reciprocal museums, please visit the ACM website www.ChildrensMuseumsCT.org. It is always advised to call your destination museum before visiting.
Not a member yet, join online today and start enjoying the many benefits of membership!