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CRRA Trash Museum - CLOSED

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An interesting school trip

It was a nice trip. I went with my sons 3rd grade class. The kids loved it. A bit aged but still... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2016
Goshen, Connecticut
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One Mans Trash is another Mans Treasure!

The CRRA Trash Museum is a one of kind place with a rich history of what we think is trash. A... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2015
New Britain, Connecticut
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Nov 7, 2016
“Trash Museum”
Jun 8, 2016
Owned and operated by the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. It features 6,500 square feet of educational exhibits, and offers tours to groups including school children.
211 Murphy Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2100
+1 860-757-7765
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

I don't believe that this is still open as CRRA is no longer functioning as a state quasi public agency

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank wendy d
Reviewed June 8, 2016

We were looking for something unusual to do and this was so interesting. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts it is closing on June 24th. I hope the state of Connecticut reconsiders this. It was interesting and especially fascinating was going up to view the actual...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank TeacherLH
Reviewed April 12, 2016

Very cool. The Trash Museum has a lot of facts about the waste produced in the United States, recycling, and ways you can help improve the environment. Geared toward children more so, however I in my mid 20s and enjoyed the visit by myself a...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank jbmoore11
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

It was a nice trip. I went with my sons 3rd grade class. The kids loved it. A bit aged but still lots of hands on activities. Definitely a nice secondary stop.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Flyfishbozzuto
Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Going here will make you realize how much we waste which could be recycled. I went here on a field trip and learned about the need for reusing as much as we can.

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank CNellz
Reviewed August 16, 2015

We recently took our grandchildren to the trash museum to hopefully instill in them a sense of their role as responsible environmental citizens. The museum is geared toward school age children but its displays and contents are relevant to all ages. In the the second...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Karen F
Reviewed July 16, 2015

The CRRA Trash Museum is a one of kind place with a rich history of what we think is trash. A great place to take the family and enjoy some great history with a few laughs! A must see!

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank TheVoiceofCT
Reviewed July 9, 2015

First of all a trash museum? Who's stupid idea was this? No dynamic exhibits, a true waste of time and money.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank RBartley
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Like the trash found in the Temple of Trash, the museum was a unique find on our recent trip to Hartford. The museum had many activities for young children. My son had a blast with the mock trash sorter. The museum staff was very friendly....More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank 60stephene
Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Fun afternoon w 2 preschoolers! They enjoyed the scavenger hunt, art table, trash viewing and playing with the sorter. We spent 2 1/2 hours, various activities. You also get to see trash recyclables brought in and sorted off the trucks! Art area we spent awhile...More

1  Thank haynestravel
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