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October 2018

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The Children’s Museum Celebrates the Gengras Planetarium’s 50th Anniversary. October 2018 marks 50 years since the opening of the Gengras Planetarium and to celebrate, the Children’s Museum will hosting special weekend activities. Each weekend has a different theme based on astronomical achievements made over the last five decades. Visitors will engage with hands on learning about the exploration of space, the lessons that have come back to Earth, and the life of an astronaut through activities generously sponsored by DNR Laboratories. Kids will be able picture themselves in space while they view a child size spacesuit provided by the United Technologies Corporation.

October 6th - 8th: Marvelous Moon Landings. Activities will be focused on Earths closest neighbor, and those who were lucky enough to step foot on its surface.

October 13th - 14th: Space Shuttle Suit-up
Activities will be focused on the space shuttle and its role of laying the foundations for future of space exploration and projects.

October 20th – 21st: Hubble Highlights. Activities will be focused on the Hubble space telescope, what it took to get it working, and the amazing insight that is has given us about our universe.

October 27th - 28th: Man-kind on Mars. Activities will be focused on the past, present, and future exploration of the rusty red planet.

With the exception of planetarium shows, all activities are included with general admission on the specified weekends from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturdays and 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sundays. Museum hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sundays. Admission to The Children’s Museum is $14.75 for adults, $13.75 for seniors (63+), $13.75 for children (2-12) and free for children under age






Field Trips
Outreach Programs
Scout Programs
Facility Rentals
Homeschool Association
Summer Science Camp
Birthday Parties
Little Explorers
Wildlife Sanctuary Programming
 
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Founded in 1927 as the Children’s Museum of Hartford, our museum is reaffirming its mission as a catalyst for science inspiration and learning amongst children aged twelve and under. On May 10, 2006, we changed our name to The Children’s Museum, with the tag line, "Igniting Curiosity Through Science and Nature."
 
The Children’s Museum is the largest in the state and the fifth oldest children’s museum in the nation. Hartford Magazine readers have consistently voted it “Best Kid’s Attraction” since the poll’s inception three years ago.
 
The Children’s Museum has flourished in its current Trout Brook Drive location since 1958, at which time it moved from its former home on Farmington Avenue. In addition to the museum itself, The Children’s Museum is comprised of the highly respected, science-curriculum based preschool, The Children’s Museum Preschool; Connecticut’s largest space theater, the Gengras Planetarium; the UTC wildlife; and our wonderful nature center, Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton. We are the only children’s museum in the nation that has such a wide range of distinct science and nature-based offerings.

Directions

The Children's Museum is located at 950 Trout Brook Drive in West Hartford, Connecticut

Directions to The Children’s Museum

Eastern Connecticut (east of Hartford and the Connecticut River)
I-84 West to Exit 43. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Western and Southwestern Connecticut
I-84 East to Exit 43 (left-hand exit). At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Southeastern Connecticut
Route 2 to Hartford, pick up I-84 West to Exit 43. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Central Connecticut
Route 9 North to I-84 East to Exit 43 (left-hand exit). At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Directly North (Massachusetts)
I-91 (South) to Hartford and connect to I-84 West to Exit 43. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Directly South (New Haven)
I-91 (North) to Hartford and connect to I-84 West to Exit 43. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Northwestern Connecticut
Route 44 over Avon Mountain, through Bishops Corner (major intersection). At next major intersection (2nd light), turn right onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 2-3 miles down the road, on the left, just after the intersection with Farmington Avenue.

Select for a map (PDF 67 KB) or visit the Museum website at http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/visits/v_directions.htm

Contact

For more information on these and other Gengras Planetarium shows go to http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/planetarium.htm or call 860.231.2830 ext 40. View the calendar at http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/calendar.htm


{Telescope with Planets and Stars} The Children's Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860)231-2830

www.thechildrensmuseumct.org

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