The New Children's Museum West Hartford
950 Trout Brook Dr, West Hartford, CT

The New Children's Museum West Hartford

950 Trout Brook Dr
West Hartford, CT 06119
The New Children's Museum West Hartford, West Hartford — No trip to the Children's Museum would be complete without a visit to Conny, our life-size sperm whale model. Conny, a model of Connecticut's official state animal, spouts just like a real whale throughout the summer. Conny has been a favorite of museum visitors - and passers-by.
950 Trout Brook Dr
West Hartford, CT 06119

Maximum Capacity: 698 people
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The Children’s Museum, located in West Hartford, Connecticut, provides rich learning experiences in science and nature to young children. The Children’s Museum includes the Gengras Planetarium, Roaring Brook Nature Center, the UTC Wildlife Sanctuary, and the only science-based preschool in Connecticut. We look forward to welcoming you to The Children’s Museum, where we are igniting curiosity through science and nature.

The Children's Museum can become your very own through our facility rental program. Whether it is a corporate meeting, holiday party, special family event, or wedding, you may wish to rent a classroom, the Gengras Planetarium or the entire Children's Museum at very reasonable prices.
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The New Children's Museum West Hartford, West HartfordThe New Children's Museum West Hartford, West HartfordThe New Children's Museum West Hartford, West Hartford — Canadian Lynx.The New Children's Museum West Hartford, West HartfordThe New Children's Museum West Hartford, West Hartford — Sanctuary Director Cindy is throwing snowballs to the bobcat. The bobcat was able to get some human interaction and some exercise as he batted at the snowballs.The New Children's Museum West Hartford, West HartfordThe New Children's Museum West Hartford, West Hartford — This is our Canada lynx smelling a box of hay used by our domestic rats. The lynx spent time smelling, licking, pawing and biting the box. Once he had spilled all of the hay out, he spent time rolling in it.The New Children's Museum West Hartford, West Hartford — Welcome to The Children’s Museum. Since 1927, we have served the children of Connecticut, igniting curiosity through science and nature for generations. Literally millions of children have their own special memory of our museum. We look forward to creating special memories for you and your children.

The Children's Museum, located in West Hartford, Connecticut, provides rich learning experiences in science and nature to young children. The Children’s Museum includes the Gengras Planetarium, Roaring Brook Nature Center, the UTC Wildlife Sanctuary, and the only science-based preschool in Connecticut. We look forward to welcoming you to The Children’s Museum, where we are igniting curiosity through science and nature.The New Children's Museum West Hartford, West Hartford — This is a picture of our newest resident, a Brazilian rainbow boa constrictor.The New Children's Museum West Hartford, West HartfordThe New Children's Museum West Hartford, West HartfordThe New Children's Museum West Hartford, West HartfordThe New Children's Museum West Hartford, West Hartford — We have added a terrarium display of carnivorous plants into our sanctuary area.The New Children's Museum West Hartford, West Hartford
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Entire Facility
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people
- Enjoy access to all three levels of the Children's Museum for up to 4 hours. This includes access to all hands-on exhibition areas, including our featured national traveling exhibit, the Wildlife Sanctuary, Idea Zone, KIDS' Factory, and Critter Crossing, our newest exhibit areas for infants and toddler, coming in April 2007.
- Utilize all three classrooms and outdoor courtyard, both adjacent to the featured traveling exhibit.
- Select two planetarium shows of your choice. Shows in Connecticut's largest space theatre - the Gengras Planetarium.
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Supported Layouts and Capacities
Reception
Capacity: 400 People
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Gengras PlanetariumPhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 149 people
Gengras Planetarium and Idea Zone
General Event Space Max Capacity: 149 people
Private Party Room
General Event Space
The Mezzanine Level
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