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The Children's Museum - 2019 Events

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Friday, July 12, 2019
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The Children’s Museum welcomes Cirque du Soleil on Friday July 12, 2019! Performers from LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil will be on hand for a first come, first seated mini-performance, a meet and greet, and a very special butterfly release in the Winged Wonders exhibit at The Children’s Museum. Performance begins at 11:15, with festivities continuing through the butterfly release at 12 noon.



Winged Wonder’s Butterfly House
June 7, 2019 - September

Butterflies Are Flying High at The Children’s Museum. Live releases, native plants, a beautiful garden, and more await you and your family this summer. Butterflies are back! Starting with a butterfly release on Friday, June 7, and continuing through September, children and their families are invited to walk through the idyllic and peaceful butterfly garden located at The Children’s Museum. While learning about native plants, how best to attract butterflies to home gardens, and the life cycle of butterflies, visitors can participate in live releases of butterflies into the garden! This year, The Children’s Museum is featuring some new and different native species. What are they? You’ll have to come visit to find out!

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This seasonal event is now entering its sixth year and will be adding more educational programming to enhance the experience for our visitors. Hands on activities, games, and classes will be available to our guests as they experience the winged wonders in our butterfly garden.

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The butterfly house is open everyday during regular museum hours. Weather permitting, releases run once a week on Fridays through June, and then they are at noon twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, for the remainder of the summer. Releases start at noon. The releases are accompanied by butterfly and gardening facts, some tips to help you make your garden pollinator friendly, and all the exciting exhibits the museum has to offer.



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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